HDR Photography – Finding Rivendell

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HDR Photography – Finding Rivendell

“HDR Photography Finding Rivendell” – Here’s a shot that I took in Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland. An interesting fact that I learned while visiting this magical place is that J. R. R Tolkien (Author of: Lord of The Rings) once traveled/hiked through this region. Lauterbrunnen is thought to be his inspiration for Rivendell, where the elves lived. Tolkien’s “Misty Mountains” is thought to be a reference to the mountain range Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau, which is the back drop to Lauterbrunnen. Tolkein once stated “I left the view of Jungfrau with deep regret, and the Silberhorn sharp against deep blue.” Obviously this place left a lasting impression on him. Anyway, if you ever have a chance to visit Switzerland, take a trip up to Lauterbrunnen and you will definitely say “Yup, this is Rivendell” I will be posting more photos of this area very soon, so stay tuned…

Post Processing “Finding Rivendale” – I took three bracketed shots EV (-2, 0, +2) and combined the them in Lightroom to create an HDR image. Then I used Lightroom on a single exposure (EV, 0) to create a couple of different creative versions. Next I combined the original three EV (-2, 0, +2) RAW files into Aurora HDR and also Photomatix to create another two HDR versions. Finally, I blended all my different “versions” into Photoshop to get the final image!

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