The emerald green Ötscher Creek at the bottom of the Canyon

The Creek; (cc) by-nc squics.com

The Creek; (cc) by-nc squics.com

The Ötschergraben, a canyon in Lower Austria, is a nature photographer’s paradise: Waterfalls, creeks with a stunning landscape, rock formations and if you’re lucky, even some wild animals.

This photo is an HDR from a 3 bracketed shot, processed with Photomatix 5 [Photomatix Homepage]. I used the Photomatix Aperture Plugin before, but switched to the full version of Photomatix after I learned about the de-ghosting functionality it has. That function is really helpful for free hand bracketed shots like this one. The results are way better than with the plug-in.