November 30, last day of the month, bastard thief of October's leaves, green grass turns to brown, nothing growing above earth level save the wild onions. The first good freeze in the death of December should nip them.
What better way to wane out the dying month than a stroll through the bowels of the downtown regions. Took my camera and a tripod. Today's trample took me up Bridge Street to the Community Market, where I went back on the south side of the Riverwalk Trail.
Ed, this is a true -2/0/+2 HDR tone-mapped to bring out the shadows and deepen the sky only. I tried to remain as truthful to the colors as possible. The first photo shows a zero Ev image as it would be with nothing but light, color, and contrast adjustments. The second is the tone-mapped image. ISO was 100, AV Priority, f/11; exposures times of 1/250-second at 0 Ev, 1/15/second at -2 Ev, 1/750-sec at +2 Ev ( I looked through the eyepiece as the three shots clicked off). Now I more fully understand what you mean by not using one image and adjusting in the Ev editor. I am learning more as I go. It is a new realm. All shots are first in RAW, even the HDR merged images. Only after they are tone-mapped are they changed to 8-bit TIFF for post-process editing in Photoshop. I never worry about the lighting histogram in the tone-mapped image, or even a touch of soft contrast, All that can be done better in Photoshop using the Levels and Curves tools.