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Wide angle HDR

Karlskirche with art by Henry Moore by stst31415
Karlskirche with art by Henry Moore, a photo by stst31415 on Flickr.

The HDR process seems to be also a wonderful way to reuse that ultra wide angle lens I own. Typically the heavy distortions make nice pictures impossible, so you have to use some arty technique to make them bearable for the viewer. I still love the manipulation of depth and the compression of background. The picture above is made from 9 exposures at f/16 and 10mm with HDR Efex Pro.

For other pictures created with magic lantern look at these posts.

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Studied Civil Engineering and Knowledge Management I ended up a person of Word and Picture. I enjoy photography as a hobby as well as a lot of other things...

5 replies on “Wide angle HDR”

I would feel honored if you use it. Magic Lantern is something which should come preinstalled on EOS cameras… And I really love these brackets in HDR. I think I should write something on that thing in detail.

What did you use to merge the exposures to HDR? I use photomatix, but that gets annoying. When I use photoshop my computer crashes, ha.

I used Lightroom and a plugin called HDR Efex by Nik Software ( If you have lightroom 4.1 you could also try to generate just the 32 bit tiff with photoshop and treat it in Lightroom (see for the details).

Do you work with RAWs or JPEGs? Maybe you try the other one and see if Photoshop still crashes. In the end fusing/blending 9 exposures is always slow and takes a lot of time and nerves in the post.

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