Originally Posted by gregdee
Great report! I really, really, appreciate the HDR shots. Nice work. What program are you using? Do you typically use only 3 exposures with a +/1 eV bracket? Are you layering to get the different effects in different parts of the image? I've played around some using Photomatix but I've never produced anything quite that good.
Also dig your KLR. I hope to some day get mine looking that nice. Cheers.
I find that 3 exposures are enough but have used 5-7, -1,0,+1. I use Photomatrix sometimes but mostly use Photoshop CS5 and Nik Software HDR Efex Pro. Photomatrix tends to have too much effect making the pictures look cool but not so real looking. I sometimes make 2 HDR images at different settings and layer them into one with masking. I'm looking forward to getting the Pentax K5 because it has a all new HDR mode. I have the K10 now.
I love the KLR and almost have it set up just right for me and it's never let me down in over 20,000 km. Just ordered the Rico Intiminators for the front end and after that it should be perfect. I like the new 2012 KLRs but for off/road I like the older ones and that's what I like doing being off the road on the dirt and if I wipeout it's my fault, not some person who didn't see me coming or even look.