Lion Rock – HDR, ISO 160, 15mm, f/6.3, 1/125th second, Sony A7Rii, Handheld
Lion Rock is located in Piha just west of Auckland, New Zealand. Really super nice beach area. The sand is black and volcanic. Its really nice to walk on. Nice and firm even when it’s wet. There were a bunch of surfers out the day I shot this image. The tide had just started to come in and the surfers started leaving.
The image was processed using Aurora HDR Pro. This really seems to be my default HDR software now. The more subtle and soft default settings are great at getting much more realistic HDR images. I still like to pump up the settings, but I am definitely producing images a bit less intense than when I was using Photomatix Pro.
I still do use Photomatix Pro, and anyone using a PC only has this option at the moment as Aurora is mac only for now.
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