The following content has not been done by me but by my good friend d5e whom I came to know due flickr. We did many Urbex trips together in berlin and we help each other a lot with giving tips i.e. in photography or photoshop.
He has got a wide knowledge of the techniqual part of photography from the shooting itself to the postprocessing and there were many situations in in the past where he helped me with things I never heard before. This is why I give him the opportunity to write tutorials from time to time here on my blog. If I would to such a thing myself I fear it wouldnt be as helpful as his ones.
BTW: d5e's tutorials will always be signed with an overview of what is about to follow such as the following. This is how you can recognize them.
I hope you like it.
If you want to take a look at the process of creating this HDR just click on the play-button.
We recommend to view it in large to see whats going on.
About this tutorial
A lot of people mess around with HDR. And a lot more people think of extremely super contrast tone mapping artwork when thinking of HDR. In this tutorial I want to show you, that HDR photography is nothing special and easily to handle if you pay attention to the original photo and do not loose yourself or your photography in tone mapping extremism. Tone mapping is just a tool and as all tools it should be handled carefully. Its all about enhancing the quality of a photography, not destroying its sense.