Beach house - Desaturated HDR by Jan Clarke


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23./05.2013: 355 views.

I again used Photomatix to make an HDR pic from the same three RAW shots I used to make the previous one

I used different settings in Photomatix just to see what it would do and, much as I dislike B&W images, I like this one. I then opened it in Photoshop to rotate and straighten it. I also lightened it a little more.

All comments and criticisms are appreciated.

Tripod-mounted Pentax K100D, Sigma 28 – 80 mm lens.


b w, beach, clarkey2, hdr, house, melbourne, middle park, pentax


  • Randy Monteith
    Randy Monteithover 4 years ago

    I like this version my friend nice to see you doing some HDR work!

  • Many thanks, Randy. Lol, I’ve been doing HDR, with varied success, for about 12 months now. There are a three more on this profile, including one of my av. I’m pleased you enjoyed it. I appreciate the fave. too.

    – Jan Clarke

  • Hege Nolan
    Hege Nolanabout 4 years ago

    I like this. I don’t understand the whole HDR thing (will google it and do some research to work it out) but the lack of colour in this shot works really well and I now focus on the subject building, and I’m not distracted by the blue glass of the building next door. In fact, it would look like an old scary house except for the car in the foreground!

  • HDR is a pretty amazing technique. It can go from simply giving a pic a slightly “richer” look when used lightly to some way out, really cool effects. I usually call HDR a “fuller” look, as it can often make a pic look almost 3D, touchable! Lol, despite my dislike of B&W pics, this one does look much better in it – I like your “scary house”interpretation, that’s what I thought, too. I didn’t make it darker as it didn’t look right when I did. You can make HDR pics in Photoshop but Photomatix is for HDR only. You need 3 different photos of the same thing.

    There are three Groups on RB which are for HDR pics and most of them have a basic explanation of what it is. Googling the term is a good idea as you will find out a lot about it. Have fun!

    – Jan Clarke

  • starikarp
    starikarpabout 4 years ago

    great work!

  • Thank you, Starikarp, I appreciate your comment.

    – Jan Clarke

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