HDR Comparison: Hydra vs. Photomatix

I took a few shots of tonight’s very spectacular sunset using the D90’s exposure bracketing and created an HDR image from them. I tried both the Hydra plugin for Aperture 2.1 and Photoshop with the Photomatix tone mapping plugin. I found that Photomatix produces a much more vivid image with more detail.

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Hydra Plugin
Sunset HDR 09-26-2008
Photoshop + Photomatix Plugin

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