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 🙂

Processed Landscape

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.