Photographer's Note

While I prepare myself psychologically to another working weekend, here it goes another Spring view of Alentejo. Maybe it isn't so interesting, but the fact is that I have hundreds of photos waiting to be selected (triaged?) and PP'ed and I haven't been able to find time to do it.

It shows the top of a hill with some granite rocks and some young cork oaks.

The image is an HDR composed of two merged photos shot without moving the camera. The one with more exposure was used for the darker areas, while the other, less exposed, was used for the brighter areas. I believe that the same result could be achieved (or maybe even better, because it isn't so great after all) using only one shot, using any not so complicated technique to ease the darkness in the shadows and the brightness in the highlights (mainly sky). Another approach, perhaps even more effective than the one I used, would be shooting in RAW and doing the HDR with two images converted from the raw image with different exposure levels.

I have posted two complementary views as WS's (1, 2). I hesitated using the #1 as the main post. Maybe you can tell me which one do you prefer. Of course I won't take it badly if you let me know that you don't like any of them! 8-)

You can browse all my posts taken this day on this region on this "travelogue".

Location (latitude, longitude): 39.4616,-7.5463

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