Processing a Landscape

While going through the pictures, I saw this one and remembered the reason I took this. The varied colors. So I thought I will try to use this single picture and apply the HDR processing using Luminance HDR software I had installed some time ago. Since I am still unaware of lot of parameters associated with it, I gave a go with the various options and got this one close to my liking.

Landscape - Segovia
Landscape – Segovia

And then I played around a little more and I got this one 🙂

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And then with a new equation, it gave me this one

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Now I am like a kid in a candy store 🙂

But my favorite is still the first one, even though the 2nd one looks good for a spooky set with all those branches coming out very well. The third one is just too nice and soft for my liking.

And then again after sometime I tried it with Photomatix Pro for Tone Mapping and this is what I got. And now I sort of like this too. That is why I don’t like too many choices 🙂

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Do you have a favorite among the three ?  what do you think of the fourth one ?

PS: For Earth Day yesterday, I shared a few photographs of mine in Google+ (a first for me). Just testing the waters.

Segovia – Spain

Segovia and the near Royal Palace of La Granja – Lovely places to visit and it was a little cloudy and slight drizzling was there when we went. But enjoyed it nonetheless. The Royal Palace was undergoing some renovation and hence the beautiful gardens were sort of closed (there was supposed to be some magical fountains in the evening, which did not happen due to renovation)

 

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WPC: Monument

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For last week’s photo challenge: A Monument Aqueduct of Segovia