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Lightroom and 32 bit HDR files

There’s an interesting new feature in Lightroom 4.1 Release Candidate 2 – the ability to adjust 32 bit HDR images in Lightroom.

I confess I’m not that big a fan of HDR and I don’t play with it often, but this picture is a good example of when I might use it. The component frames were taken last month in the Lake District near “our” village, Rosthwaite. These have been my favourite trees since I came across them early on a misty Christmas morning 5 years ago and on my recent visit, as you can see, there was a huge contrast range and the clouds were extraordinarily bright. It was an obvious HDR scene.

So I shot 5 frames at 1 stop intervals, beginning at – 3 1/3 stops. The camera is a Nikon D700 and I was shooting raw files. Back at the house, I did minimal preparation work in Lightroom more…