2006-04-28 1453 Photography: What difference does HDR make?

What difference does HDR make?

This is a shot of the church at Whittington near Chesterfield:

Whittington Church non-HDR

It’s a straight conversion to jpeg from the RAW camera image, with just auto-levels and an S-curve applied in Photoshop.

This is exactly the same pic, converted from the same RAW into a High-Dynamic Range pic. It’s had exactly the same auto-levels and S-curve applied:

Whittington Church HDR
(Definitely best viewed large – at this size it looks over-sharpened. I promise you it isn’t. That’s detail!)

Same camera, same lens, same original RAW file.

Click both images to see a larger version.

Spot the difference ☺

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