Friday, 15 May 2009

A high dynamic range UKIRT


It's coming to the end of a long night and I'm tired. This wasn't helped by someone banging on my dormitory door at 8:30 yesterday morning - they were looking for someone else. I never really got back to sleep after that.

The sunset this evening was beautiful, hopefully I'll have some pictures to show later although you'll have hopefully seen the anticrepuscular ray picture taken earlier. That was taken using multiple pictures using different exposure times and then processed with HDR software. I took several shots of UKIRT as well and processed them slightly differently, the idea was to get more of an artistic picture than a realistic one (using details enhancer in Photomatix Pro). For the first attempt I think it worked fairly well although really I'm just trying to get a feel for the technique.

1 comment:

mirmilant said...

Tom,

Look nice - but I would advise one thing. Try and push your exposure further towards overexposing. That way you'll be able to pick up detail inside the telescope dome and the foreground when you do the exposure blending.