Another HDR photograph today – this is the beautiful old Church in the village of Coaley in Gloucestershire. I wanted to give the photograph an ethereal, timeless quality. By converting to HDR and then to black and white with some light toning and levels adjustment in photoshop I believe I have achieved my desired result.
I had actually prepared this image about 3 months ago but when I looked at it again to post up here I felt that the halos around the tree and church were far too obvious and distracting so I spent some time today re-HDRing and editing the photo. I had to play around with and carefully tweak the controls in photomatix to achieve a fine balance between the extra HDR tonal range but still avoiding halos which seemed very keen to creep in with this particular photograph. If you look carefully halos are still evident but I’m pretty happy with the compromise.