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Portage Has Reached 75% Fall Color Levels

Silver Lake

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

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I used 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, you end up with exposure shots with a stack of photos from + 1.3 to – 1.3. What if you take the photos manually, bracket for + 2 to – 2 and try to squeeze more data out of the highlights and shadows? Fingers crossed, more dynamic range to work with. Let's see!

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 used more modest dehaze settings with a gradient mask in this photo because I didn't like what it did to 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 photos in brackets by hand.

Portage Wisconsin Water Tower

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

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

Wisconsin Fall Color Report

Portage is expected to peak in the second week of October, according to 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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