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.
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.
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.
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.