End Of The Line


Revisiting the Monrovia Train Depot.  As I discussed in yesterday's photo, today's post is a high dynamic range photo with an emphasis on color.



Non-HDR over saturated image for comparison.

Comments

P.A. said…
Pasadena Adjacent
gorgeous pic. Is this where the gold line is coming through?
Laurie said…
I love this image. I'm curious how this effect is any different than just pushing color saturation either with a high saturation setting or in editing?
Keith said…
P.A.: Yes. Well, it's where the gold line was expected and now may or may not go through. It's at the old train depot.

Laurie: Uh oh. A technical question! Here goes: I think the best way to answer that question is to post a regular single (non-HDR) image with the color saturation level pushed way up (from 0 up to 50) for comparison.
I've added it to the original post. The image isn't really the best to show off HDR because there aren't really any deep shadows or blown out highlights but you can still see the difference. The overall exposure on the HDR image is much better. There's less detail in the shadows of the single image (tracks at the bottom of the photo), also the highlights (weeds on the right, tree on the left) are a bit much.
The color in the HDR version is, for lack of a better word, more intense.
You could get them close with a lot of time and work but the HDR software makes it very quick and easy. You can also control how normal or "surreal" you want the final image to be.
Keith said…
Apologies if the above is more ramble than coherent explanation.
Petrea said…
It's a beautiful photo either way. I love it.

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