a2 October 2013

Photomatix 5's Contrast Optimizer in Action

Port in Heraklion
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I have quite a few photos processed with Photomatix Pro 5 beta's new algorithms that were pending upload. Today here is one of them - taken in the port in Heraklion it shows some of the boats.

The boats were moving quite a lot due to strong wind and so were the ropes that you can see in foreground. I used automatic deghosting in this case (which now allows selecting base photo and strength of deghosting) and this way I was able to remove all ghosts from the image.

Technical details:
Camera: Canon 5D MK III
Lens: Canon 24-105 f/4 L IS USM
Focal length: 24 mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure time: 1/160 s ("middle" exposure)
ISO: 100
Number of exposures: 5
E.V. Step: 1
Flash used: no
Tripod: no
Filters: circular polarizing filter
Technique: HDR, tone-mapping, luminosity masks
Software: Magic Lantern 2.3, Photomatix Pro 5 beta (Contrast Optimizer), Lightroom 5.0, Photoshop CC

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