This is a manipulation of a single colour RAW image. Firstly I created 7 TIFF files with different exposures 2,+1,0,-1,-2,-3 EV’s to create an HDR effect. Secondly I converted to Black and White. After various adjustments I used the tutorial by Anna Shaw to add light rays to enhance the scene.
Whilst the original shot was taken on a cloudy day I feel the manipulation has added a sense of drama and atmosphere which was not evident in the original.
All the manipulation work was done in CS3
The scene is L’Aber, Brittany, France and was taken with a Fuji Finepix S9500 in 2007.