Sunset - Redwoodtwig

Brandon Smith (Redwoodtwig)

not very spectacular

not very spectacular

This is a LR default HDR merge of two cell phone images. totally unsatisfactory on technical grounds, marginally satisfactory for aesthetics, and rather good for showing the branching patterns clearly.
The dehaze control is what brought them out clearly.

But further down the trees we begin to see a huge amount of digital noise in the form of large splotchs in the middle and further down a highly plasticized texture.

Almost works as a painterly photograph.