Black & White HDR Photography

Late last month I began experimenting with converting tonemapped HDR images into grayscale. I wanted to see how the extended shadow detail found in HDR images would look in B&W. I’ve found that tonemapped images produced from software such as Photomatix Pro almost mimic the grain found in B&W films such as Kodak’s TriX when they are converted to grayscale.

What do you think?

The Stables

The Stables
Copyright 2008 Jeff Lynch Photography Shot taken with a Canon 40D hand-held, EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM at 17mm, f/11 at ISO 200 on SanDisk digital film. The HDR file was made from three RAW images tone-mapped in Photomatix Pro. All other processing was done in Lightroom 2 and Noise Ninja. Click on the image above for a larger version.

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