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.
Very excited that the Zion National Park photo workshop Christine Hauber and I are teaching starts in a couple hours. Here is an iPhone shot from yesterday during our scouting. #gopressgram #discoverpressgram #hdr #iphoneography
I found this old Coke refrigerator next to an old wood wagon and some prickly pear cactus in Northern New Mexico near Santa Fe and Taos. In fact I photographed this with my students during a photo workshop Christine and I were teaching in Santa Fe/Taos in 2011.
While this was photographed in 2011, I didn’t process and enhance the photo until spring of 2012.