Christmas Tree – HDR (Revisited)

In my last post, I showed an image of our family Christmas tree with a bit of a twist, using HDR techniques to give it an unusual look.  In this post, I will show you the original image, and another HDR image that is not quite so over the top.

Christmas Tree – Normal

Here is the Christmas tree as shot using the exposure suggested by my in-camera meter.  I gave it a little post-capture tweaking, but this is pretty much the way it came out of the camera.

Christmas Tree – HDR Light

This image is, again, an HDR image using the same starting exposures described in the last post.  However, I took a much lighter hand with this one.

Christmas Tree – HDR Heavy

And here is the original image shown last time.  It has a very different look to it than the others.  But, you decide.  Which one do you prefer?  How might you use each image?  For example, I think the last one might make a good image for a Christmas card next year.

Your thoughts?

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  1. Karen Burns January 26, 2010 at 8:33 pm #

    I do believe it should be your Christmas card….you might want to photoshop out the drapes and the photos on the wall, just a though 🙂

  2. December 21, 2010 at 4:50 pm #

    I prefer the middle one by far. I am not a huge fan of the overdone HDR effect (even though my last image is pretty HDR’d).

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