Sunny spring day in the forest of Fontainebleau

Yesterday was the first warm sunny day since a very long time. It was perfect for a walk in the forest. Forest of Fontainebleau is 70kms south of Paris, France and is renown for its rock climbing. So even for a walk, you have to deal with the rocks.


In the forest of Fontainebleau, 2013

The difficulty of a forest is to deal with the shadows. Even with bare trees, you’ll have shadows. And with such a sunny day, if you want a good exposure of the forest, the sky will certainly be overexposed. So this is another good subject for HDR photography.

The image above was processed with LuminanceHDR from 3 shots taken from an handheld camera. As always, I processed them with Mantiuk06, Fattal and Drago and merged the layers in Gimp. This time, the Fattal processing was at the bottom of the stack. Usually I don’t like the Fattal saturated processing, but this time it was sufficient as a processing as you can see below.

Forest of Fontainebleau, Fattal processing.

Forest of Fontainebleau, Fattal processing.

About Darko Stankovski

I started to take photos with my father's Canon AE-1 as a kid and never rally stopped. I love to explore new techniques and will use this blog to post some tips. I can't really qualify myself as I enjoy landscapes, portraits, stages and toy photography. If you want to stay in touch, you can follow me trough those link.

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