Pittsburgh, PA – Heinz Chapel (IR-HDR)

Heinz Chapel HDR IR

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!


2 comments on “Pittsburgh, PA – Heinz Chapel (IR-HDR)

  1. Vickie says:

    Beautiful shots! I’m a fan of infrared. First camera was the Canon G9 converted to Deep BW. A little noisey but dramatic. I also have a D70 I’ve retired and am wondering what filter you chose for yours?
    The funky color stuff doesn’t really do much for me and I am a Photoshop Geek and could add color if I wanted to.
    Your images are monochrome and I really like that.


    • Vickie, thanks! I love my modified Nikon D70S! I used LifePixel to change the filter to IR. The camera now only shoots IR! Inter-changable lenses and viewfinder are now possible! I have a post tomorrow that notes a 20% discount from LifePixel for the holidays! Any savings helps!! Check back on Dec 12th for the link!! Thanks for visiting Places 2 Explore! =) Pete

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