Did I say today I love my iPhone? – HDR Photography App

I like to think I am kind of a techie person.  For my age group I am definitely a techie type.  When my friend Leslie comes around she always has something cool and techie to show me.  This time she showed me a couple of iPhone apps that are fun for photo enthusiasts.  The one I was playing with today is HDR Fusion.  The subjects I picked out probably don’t show it to it’s best ability, but I was pressed for time.  When I find something new and cool I just have to share it.  What I am pretty sure it does is it takes two pictures… a light version and a dark version and it fuses them together to give it more depth.  As you can well imagine, inanimate objects work best.  People will move between shots and you get a ghost effect.

Here is my first shot.

This one appears to be the darker… obviously when you see the second shot…

So the app fuses the two and comes up with this…

One of the reasons I’m not so sure this is a good example is that I like the first one best.  It has the richer colors.  But, none of these is touched in any way other than to re-size.  They were pretty good size files.

I wanted to do a close up comparison.

The first is on the left and the fused is on the right.  I still think I like the one on the left best.    I even went back and pulled number three into Adobe Photoshop Elements and doctored it a little and when I compared them, this was the more realistic.  Oh, well, experiment didn’t work, but get the app and experiment.  If you document or have examples please let me know.  Leslie took photos from the top of the Sears Tower (or whatever it is called now) and they were really effective.  Maybe because they were shades of neutrals and more linear…maybe?  I would love to see what others have done with this.

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