Been doing a few night aerial panos. Never wanted HDR so bad as I do now! So I’m wondering if that’s REALLY practical for 32 shots at 3 exposures. And the best way. Merge To HDR each three images in ACR, stitch results? Or throw all 96 images into PTGui, let it do all the alignment and the HDR there?
I’ve got several that are mostly OK single exposure, but 3 – 6 shots SUPER BRIGHT. I’ve been wondering about tossing in the half dozen darker exposures too, stitch them all, turn OFF output for dark images, create blended output, then make separate version including ONLY those dark shots, output blended pano, then just overlay them in PS and use fat soft brush to mask the dark layer in. That seems MAYBE the best option for this situation, rather than real HDR. Any thoughts?