Steve Oldham Photography

Landscape and Travel Photographer from Manchester, England

Posts from the ‘HDR’ category

Blue Hour in Hamburg

Hamburg Rathaus

 

I took this photo just before Christmas last year. I had a long weekend in Bremen to visit both the city and the Christmas market, but as I discovered there wasn’t much to see in Bremen, I decided to have a day trip to Hamburg to visit the markets and the city there.

This image is comprised of four original shots taken at different exposures, merged into a single high dynamic range image using Photomatix Pro, then finished using Photoshop CC and Nik Color Efex Pro.

I hope you like it!

Surprised

I mentioned in my last post how I’ve been given a free Awesome account at 500px.  What has surprised me is which images are receiving the best responses.

To date, the image above has been my most popular image.  To me, that is not a huge surprise. It’s probably my favourite image out of my portfolio.

More of a surprise to me, is that this image came a close second in terms of popularity:

Trocadero Fountains and Eiffel Tower

 

This is a six image stitched panoramic shot, the first one I created using PTGui.  Am I happy with the results?  Yes, otherwise I wouldn’t have posted it!  But do I think it’s my second best image?  I don’t think so.

Which just goes to show, sometimes you need other people to view your work in order to judge its worth.  You get such an emotional attachment to an image through the creative process, that sometimes it’s difficult to take a step backwards, and assess your work critically.  But it’s so important to do that.

For completeness, my current third most popular image is:

Cloudscapes

 

I note that all three of these images were taken on my most recent shooting trip, when I was in Paris.  That is a good sign that my work is continuing to develop!