My First Attempt at HDR Photography – Port St Mary Inner Harbour

Just playing around with a new High Dynamic Range (HDR) photo programme and this is my first feeble attempt!!

Both of the below images were captured as single images as opposed to a bracketed 3 images which is normal in HDR photography.

Both images were captured late afternoon and show Port St Mary inner Harbour at low tide.

The images were captured on my Fuji X10 camera, resized and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5 and Tone Mapped in Photomatix.

Click on any of the images for a larger view and let me know your thoughts 🙂

Port St Mary Inner Harbour in HDR - © Peter Killey


Port St Mary inner Harbour in HDR - © Peter Killey


  1. Paul

    Very interesting images Peter, certainly very bright colours and seems to give more depth perhaps? Not a really sharp image but as you say it is only a single image. I would be interested to see more like this as you experiment further.

  2. Thanks Paul, I agree with your comments and as such I am not 100% sure about Photomatix at present, I will try some more in due course, but at this moment in time I feel I am getting better results with Dynamic Photo HDR 5 as seen in the above St Marks Church image.

    Cheers Paul I appreciate your comments 🙂

    Speak soon


  3. The Jannie

    Saturation is very subjective but to me the colours shout too loud! Similarly, while I use DPHDR a fair bit I think the church shot needs the effect reducing slightly. It’s probably to do with the original lighting but I find it makes too much of a “manufactured 3D” effect, as if cutout layers had been laid on top of one another. Keep at it, though, the views are great and you’re taking me back years!


  4. Ana Karina Dutra

    As ever, very pretty pics! Hadn´t seen them before! 🙂 Taking a tour at!

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