There are only 2 more days left to enter the HDR Landscape photography contest on ViewBug. I will be judging the contest that is sponsored by MacPhun and Aurora HDR and it has some really cool prizes.
The Landscape category is one of 6 HDR contests in the series. Trey Ratcliff will be selecting an overall Series Winner from the best images of each of the 6 contests with the Series Winner taking home a brand new DJI Phantom Vision Advanced drone.
Already almost 11,000 photos have been entered. Be sure to select your best landscape HDR images and enter the contest here!
My friends at Macphun currently have an exclusive special savings right now that you can’t find directly via their website, but they have provided me a special link to share with you so you can receive 2 great bonus apps, 18 presets, 25 textures and 4 extra sets of HDR brackets when you purchase Aurora HDR.
You get all of that for less than the price of Aurora HDR Pro separately, $89! Check out the special offer here.
Aurora HDR is THE BEST HDR software out there. The competition isn’t even close.
If you are into natural or “creative” HDR looks, Aurora can do them both. It comes with tons of presets to get you started and one of my favorite features is being able to work in layers!
It is a brand new app called Aurora HDR and was made with help from HDR guru Trey Ratcliff.
And let me tell you, it is quite impressive!! I recently received a beta copy of the software and after using it just a short time I was almost instantly convinced that this is the best HDR software out there, bar none.
I have tried this photo with other HDR software programs in the past and always got halos around the trees and inferior color and brightness.
Sometimes it just takes a while for inspiration to strike. This photo in particular took a couple years before everything was just right.
“Cow Canyon Trading Post”
Utah (Click on the photo to view larger and to purchase signed and numbered prints)
I have driven past this old car over a dozen times in the last few years with never stopping for a photo. There were many reasons for not stopping and it all had to do with the light. Most times I drove by the sunlight was either too harsh or hidden behind a blanket of clouds.
This time however the light was just right with attractive clouds in the sky and I pulled my RV over to photograph.
This was photographed in 2011 with my Canon 5D Mark II and Canon 17-40mm. It is a 3 photo HDR image that was processed with the following software: Lightroom, Photoshop, HDR Efex Pro, Silver Efex Pro, and Color Efex Pro from Nik Software.