Portage Has Reached 75% Fall Color Levels

This article was updated on October 17th, 2020

Silver Lake

Silver Lake in Portage, Wisconsin
Silver Lake in Portage, Wisconsin (16:9 cropping)

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I used some extra Dehaze with Luminar 4 to bring this photo to life.

Whenever you take a series of bracketed photos for HDR with the Mavic 2 Pro at least, you end up with a batch of photos ranging from +1.3 to -1.3 in exposure shots. What if you were to manually take the photos, bracket for +2 to -2 and try to squeeze out more data from the highlights and shadows? Fingers crossed, more dynamic range to work with. Let’s find out!

Silver Lake Beach

Silver Lake Beach in Portage, Wisconsin
Silver Lake Beach in Portage, Wisconsin (16:9 cropping)

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It seems to work pretty well. I went with more modest dehaze settings on this photo with a gradient mask because I didn’t like what it was doing to the top of the horizon.

Canadian Pacific Railway

Silver Lake in Portage, Wisconsin
Silver Lake in Portage, Wisconsin (16:9 cropping)

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I am happy with the results again by taking the bracketed photos by hand.

Portage Wisconsin Water Tower

Portage Wisconsin Water Tower
Water Tower in Portage, Wisconsin (DJI crop)

I go into more detail on how I edit my HDR imagery in How to Create HDR Images With Your DJI Mavic.

Wisconsin Fall Color Report

Portage will supposedly peak in the 2nd Week of October per Travel Wisconsin’s Wisconsin Fall Color Report.

Gear & Software

Gear

Mavic 2 Pro (Amazon | B&H | DJI) (Affiliate)

Software

Aurora HDR 2019 by Skylum Software

Skylum Luminar 4 by Skylum Software

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