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Like the workflow of Nik HDR Efex Pro 2


Madison, US
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somhompho Silver Member Nikonian since 24th Feb 2009
Tue 20-Nov-12 09:53 PM

I have been using Photomatrix for HDR for the last several years. I have all of Nik plugins except HDR Efex, so recently while I was upgrading Define and Sharpener, from working only with Lightroom to be working with PS CS6, I decided to get Efex Pro 2 as well.

Well. I got to say that I really like Nik HDR workflow, and it seems to run slightly faster than Photomatrix. I'm using HDR mainly for photos I can't get in single click, and prefer more 'natural' look of HDR. Nik seems to get me there quicker and with more intuitive slider (for me anyway). Here are 2 samples


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Rockport, MA; D300 with 24-70mm/f2.8, 5 shots, polarizer + 3 stop ND grad. I was hoping for sunrise shot, but got cloud and little bit of rain instead

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Griffith Sculpture Garden, East Otto, NY. D300 with 14-24mm/f2.8 (no filter). Shot last Sunday. At this time of year there's no direct sun light on these sculptures during dawn and dust at all. Wasn't planning on this shot but I was heading to the car, the orange sky appear in the horizon behind the trees,so I thought why not HDR.

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