Tag Archives: SNS-HDR

Beautiful Atlanta Sky From Phipps Plaza

I have tried to capture this shot before and was stopped by security.  This time I stayed in my car and was able to get the image I was looking for.  The clouds and sky were pretty amazing for about 3 minutes, then it was gone…  This is a 3 exposure HDR processed in SNS-HDR Pro and Lightroom.  The Church on the left is Wieuca Baptist Church and the building on the right is the Ritz Carlton Residences.

ISO 320 @ 24mm, f16

Wieuca Road Baptist Church and Ritz Carlton Residences


City of Atlanta Skyline Fogged Over

This morning the fog was thick in Atlanta, and even at 9:30 am it was still hanging low.  I was on my way to Decatur on Freedom Parkway and saw the City was still engulfed so I jumped over to the Jackson Street Bridge and caught this shot.  You can view what it typically looks like here http://picturesofatlanta.wordpress.com/2012/01/09/hdr-atlanta-skyline/

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City of Atlanta Skyline SNS HDR

The picture above was processed using SNS-HDR.  I also use Photomatix a lot to process HDR shots, and here is what it came out looking like.  I’d be interested to hear which one you prefer.  I like the one out of SNS better, it just feels cleaner to me.  Let me know what you think.

City of Atlanta Skyline HDR Photomatix

Weekly Photo Challenge – Yellow

This has been a fun week for me and photography.  For weeks I’ve been reading and studying up on HDR.  It is a whole other world that certainly has a life of it’s own.  I started out at a site called Stuck in Customs written by a sick photographer named Trey Ratcliff.  If you haven’t been to his site, go there now…then follow him on Google+.  He has a great tutorial on his site that will serve as a launching pad, and apparently has been doing so for quite some time.

I’ve been practicing taking the shots and processing them with the Photomatix software trial for a few weeks.  I haven’t been blown away with the results of any of the shots which was frustrating.  Just the other day I came across SNS-HDR which is a program out of Poland.  Enter Google Translator.  I was really pleased with how this program processed the images and especially my real estate photography.  That is a whole other topic I won’t get into, but end of story, I really like the way SNS processes the images and the interface is easy to work with.  So for this week I took a picture of something that is super yellow and has a cool design to go along with it.  I ran it through SNS and here you go: