Oops… Hey, cool


This was not at all what I had in mind. After a day spent happily wandering and photographing in some of Washington’s “channeled scablands” (a desert scoured by vast ice-age floods), I set about processing an HDR panorama of a long basalt cliff along the far side of a dry channel.  But instead of doing HDR processing on each bracket, I mistakenly selected one image from each bracket and processed them all together in one HDR step. This effectively superimposed all the images from the panorama together, plus whatever mysterious things the tone-mapping algorithm did with this terribly mismatched “bracket”. It ended up being kind of cool, no? I like the way the cliff band in the middle almost matches in all the images.

In case you’re wondering, here’s what the “real” panorama ended up looking like.




3 responses

  1. Chris Alkire

    Well, the mistake turned out very artistic.

    July 19, 2011 at 3:35 am

  2. Both panoramas are awesome!

    July 19, 2011 at 5:00 am

  3. Thanks, guys!

    July 21, 2011 at 1:16 am

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