HDR Sunset at High Island Reservoir

I  went to High Island Reservoir yesterday, which is the largest reservoir in Hong Kong. It is also where part of the Hong Kong Geopark is located.  My regular readers would know that I am intrigued by and have a special interest in HDR Sunset shots. The above photo is an HDR shot, taken hand held with Canon EOS 5D Mark II with Canon EOS 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM. As usual with HDR shots, 3 consecutive shots 0, -2 and +2EV were taken in burst mode. The 3 shots were taken processed by Photoshop CS5 using “Merge to HDR Pro”. Further processing was done in Photoshop before final output. I am personally quite pleased with the final result. You can click the on the photo above for a larger view.


8 thoughts on “HDR Sunset at High Island Reservoir

    • Hi Steve,

      Thanks! Glad you liked the photo. Hand held HDR never really worked too well for me too until Adobe Photoshop CS5. The reduce ghosting feature in Merge to HDR Pro has virtually eliminated ghosting problem with hand held HDR. Unless if you have extremely shaky hands, it should work very well.

  1. we love it to,i like the lighting on the rocks below and the depth that it take you to the
    islands beyond. if you don’t mind and you have the time i would not mind going on a shoot with you next time there is much I can learn from you.We hope to be there next year over Christmas. How are you finding the 100 macro. On the 7D its 160 but find it very sharp and a nice lens to work with.Sorry!! please more pics love your work .

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