NIKON D70S (Modified by LifePixel), Nikon 12-24, HDR in Photomatix
I was thinking about HDR in IR and here is a shortcut attempt. Here is how it was accomplished: I took the initial IR photo as normal. Brought the raw file into photoshop and did my standard IR touchup (channel mixer/levels/hue-saturation). After I was happy with the shot…I made 5 copies of it on my hard drive.
I opened all 5 files in Photomatix for an HDR process. The message comes up and and says that the exposures on certain files are the same. It opens a spread sheet and from here I change the desired exposure range from +2 to -2. After this is completed I process the HDR! The tone mapping complete..I opened the jpeg file in Photoshop and did some touch up….added a filter in Silver Efex Pro and this is my HDR-IR photo!
Not a bad look for super processed. It lacks that full HDR feel…but has a little look of it. This is a shortcut way to make any single exposure into an HDR. A good technique for action HDR shots – no motion blur! I have seen this method on HDR sports shots, etc… I never really use this method, but I am eager to see and HDR-IR. This was step one….next step will be a full blown HDR-IR post it when I take it! Enjoy!