I’ve been doing some work in the yard, weeding and the like. The butterfly bush is beginning to lose it’s blooms, but they aren’t completely gone yet, so one morning I put aside my gardening tools and took out my camera instead. When I got the photos on my computer I decided to give HDR processing a try with them, to bring out the detail in the flowers. I was pleasantly surprised to end up liking this monochromatic version best:
For this particular photo I was using my 50mm lens with a magnifying lens attached. I used a high ISO in part to deal with the low light and in part to be able to use a high shutter speed.
Here is the original middle exposure of the bracketed photos:
In the monochromatic version, I liked the way the purple blooms were transformed to very white. Most times, I use HDR for what it brings out in the detail, this time, what I liked most was it did for the tone of the image. For me, this was and interesting case of using a technique for one result and ending up with something unexpected. How about you, when was the last time your photo editing turned out an unexpected result? Feel free to leave a comment below.