HDR photography with calligraphy

During those rare periods when I’m not involved with calligraphy, I enjoy taking photographs and manipulating them using Photoshop or Photomatix Pro software.

I recently captured the Edinburgh skyline from high on Calton Hill, and created an HDR image from the photograph using Photomatix. I then experimented by hand-lettering an Edinburgh-related quotation and incorporating it into the image, making use of the empty section of sky at top right. The result is shown above. It may not be to everyone’s taste, but the creative process was fun (and that, I believe, is what’s important!).

Find out more about HDR photography at one of my favourite websites, Stuck In Customs.

See amazing examples of HDR photography at Chromasia.

Find out more about Photomatix Pro here.

I own an excellent book on the subject … “A World in HDR”, by Trey Ratcliff of Stuck in Customs. Find out more about the book here.



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