Originally Posted by Barman
My first Photomatix attempt. Doesn't have the HDR effect I was looking for. Maybe a tutorial or two is in order.
Might not be what you were looking for, but it's still a good photo.
If you're not doing it already - after the bracketed photos are merged, save the results as a TIFF file so you can play with it some more. For ease in finding them later, I'll add a "T-" to the front of the file name which puts them at the bottom of the list. Then, after you've saved the merged image and you have it tonemapped, try moving the slider at the top, the one marked "Strength" all the way to the left and see what that does for your photo. By using the same .tif file with a variety of settings you can really get an idea of what each of the controls accomplishes. The more you play with it, the more impressed you'll be. The combinations are virtually unlimited.