Snappy H’appy Photo Challenge – Week 2 – HDR

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My Photo of the Week
County Road 281, Texas Hill Country

 

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App Challenge Image
Waves in the Sky

Mobile Device: iPhone 4s
App Used:  Snapseed

The Snappy H’appy Photo Challenge (hosted by We Live in a Flat and Firebonnet) this week was altering photos with HDR and saturation.  I think using HDR, or high dynamic range, in photos works especially well with outdoor scenes.  I used the HDR filter in my Snapseed app to get the desired effect with this beautiful Texas hill country back road!  I also did some light cropping (to remove phone pole in front of trees, and the “straighten” feature in Snapseed.  When I initially applied the HDR filter it was a little strong, so I reduced it from the default setting of 85 to 50.  This made for a slightly more subtle effect, but still worked to bring out the grainy texture of the gray road and the lovely soft wave of the clouds in the sky that day.  They were truly rather unusual.

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4 thoughts on “Snappy H’appy Photo Challenge – Week 2 – HDR

  1. The HDR really emphasises the unusual wave in the clouds. The grainy texture gives the photo a character of its own, makes me wonder where you are headed to. Thank you for joining! Happy Sunday 🙂

  2. I think the HDR worked well with this shot! You’re right the clouds are really unusual. I really like the graininess of the road. And it really brought the detail of the trees out! Interesting what HDR does. I agree that it works better for outdoor scenes and vistas.

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