Tag Archives: Beach

Photomatix compared to SNS-HDR

Since I started shooting HDR photos I have been using SNS-HDR to process the images.  I gave Photomatix a shot but SNS had a more natural look that I was looking for in my real estate photography.  Today I decided to circle back to Photomatix and process some of the shots I have taken over the past year.  Here is an example of one that I took over spring break in Rosemary Beach Florida.  I like the way it processed in SNS and maintains a natural look, but this time in Photomatix I went for a more creative touch and boy did it come out.  Here is the SNS version http://carsonvision.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/rosemary-beach-grass-park.jpg.  Compared to the Photomatix version below.  What do you think?


Rosemary Beach Park at Walkover G

Each day the lawn is covered up with bicycles and kids playing ball.  These homes have a great view of the Gulf of Mexico, but the view of these homes isn’t too shabby.

Photos of the Ritz Carlton Rose Hall in Montego Bay Jamaica #1

After settling back in after our anniversary trip to Jamaica, I wanted to show you some of the pictures I got while there.  We stayed at the all-inclusive Ritz Carlton at Rose Hall in Montego Bay.  It is a stunning property, not huge, but visually impactful.  <– is that not a word?  Let’s use it today anyway.  Here is a shot of on of the cabanas they have set up on the beach.  Each chair has a little blue flag on it, and when you raise the flag someone will come by and take your order.  Fortunately, we were there at a very slow time so they were on the case if your fruity drink started to melt.  Most of the pictures in this series are HDR in case you couldn’t tell… I’m pretty pleased with the way they turned out, especially since I didn’t have a tripod with me.  Let me know what you think in the comments.  I’ve only been shooting HDR for about a month so I can use all the critiquing I can get.  Thanks!