HDR from Airplane Window

May 25, 2011 | Airports & Airplanes

Sometimes I have no clue how Photomatix does what it does when it merges exposures together. In this instance the airplane is obviously moving and the clouds are moving as well, so how it merged them together so well is beyond me.

The moon in this photo was actually there, however it was a lot smaller than what you see now. I took the liberty of making it a tad larger to get the same affect when I saw it that evening.

This photo was taken last year while flying back home from West Virgina. I’ve traveled to so many places in the past few years that memories of all my flights seem to mash together. But I remember this one only because I was flying out to Curacao the very next day ;-).

Processing this photo has got me craving for another adventure. I might have to book another flight soon. Since I’ve been chasing storms lately I’m thinking about heading up to Kansas where all the action is!

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“Secrets to Mastering HDR Photography”

Software I use for processing my photos:
Photomatix – Used for creating high dynamic range.
Topaz Adjust – Photoshop plugin used to enhance details.
Topaz DeNoise – Photoshop plugin used to eliminate noise.
Topaz CleanPhotoshop plugin used to smooth pixels.
Topaz SimplifyPhotoshop plugin used for artistic affect.

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Photography Style: High Dynamic Range
Digital Camera Used: Canon 5D Mark2
Lens Used: Canon 17-35mm f/2.8L USM
Photo Location: Over East Coast