Challenge #2

Here are the left and right zip files. Right click and save as. For this challenge there are five images in each set spaced 1.0 EV apart for a total of 2 EV over and 2 EV under exposed. There may be a chance that your HDR program will misread the EXIF data and claim two images are similar. Disregard this and force it to accept 1.0 EV spacing (-2,-1,0,+1,+2). They were taken with a Pentax K10D and Pentax DA*16-50 lens set at 16mm on a slide bar and the files are native Pentax Raw format (PEF). The challenge here is twofold. One is there is a single strong point source of light (the bare incandescent bulb) and two there was no color balance applied.

Left Images     Right Images

Here are the finished images from the contributors (twelve people participated this round, plus the 0 EV image for a total of thirteen images.).

Here is the 0 EV exposure with no post processing for reference: