This photograph was taken in a helicopter tour at the north shore of Kauai, Hawaii. For this image, I used HDR to alter the exposure in the clouds while attempting to retain a realistic look.

The landscapes of our world – 6/22/12
SCENERY – 6/22/12

Camera: Nikon d5100
Lens: Tokina 11-16 mm
Exposure: 1/250 sec
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 11 mm

For the HDR, one raw image was edited in Adobe Lightroom. Then, three jpeg images with different exposures were edited in Photomatix.


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  • DebbyScott
    DebbyScottabout 2 years ago

    Well captured. Compliments.

  • Thank you DebbyScott!

    – thatche2

  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyabout 2 years ago

    A Brilliant capture – Love this xx

  • Thanks a lot gail!

    – thatche2

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52about 2 years ago

    WOW!! awesome capture and view.

    Cheers Jude

  • Thank you Rocksygal52! It was a fun trip!

    – thatche2

  • Dominika Aniola
    Dominika Aniolaabout 2 years ago

    Fantastic capture!

  • Thank you Dominika!

    – thatche2

  • Jennifer Hulbert-Hortman
    Jennifer Hulbe...about 2 years ago

    An absolutely stunning capture. Nice HDR treatment.

  • Thanks so much Jennifer!

    – thatche2

  • terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
    terezadelpilar...about 2 years ago


  • Thanks again for the kind comment!

    – thatche2

  • Judi Rustage
    Judi Rustageabout 2 years ago

  • Dora Artemiadi
    Dora Artemiadiabout 2 years ago

    Wow!!!!! Amazing!!!!!

  • Thanks again doraartem!

    – thatche2

  • kevin smith  skystudiohawaii
    kevin smith s...12 months ago

    Wonderful image of my old stomping grounds.
    And thanks for comment on my Hanauma Bay.

  • Thanks a lot Kevin.

    – thatche2

  • Robert Armitage
    Robert Armitage23 days ago

    Cracker of a shot, you did well creating an HDR image from a moving helicopter shots !!!!

  • Thanks so much. This was one of the main reasons I started using HDR.

    – thatche2

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