Saturday, February 26, 2011
Here's an example where HDR photography really allows you to capture the highlights and shadows of your scene. This was taken inside an old cabin in the Smokies looking out a window towards another cabin. If this was taken with one exposure you would only be able to properly expose for either the bright outside or the darker inside the cabin, but not both.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Here's a colorful shot I took in my backyard last Fall. I used my 100mm macro set to 1/125 sec at f 3.5. The wide f-stop really shortened the depth of focus and blurred the background flowers and just let the colors show through.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Old Town Orange is a nice old neighborhood in Orange County, California. There are a lot of old Craftsman style houses in this very well kept neighborhood. In my opinion, this is one of the nicest examples of what can be found there. I took three separate images of this scene covering an exposure range of 5 stops and then combined them together using Photomatix Pro software. I then cropped it to eliminate the power wire and car in the driveway. Below is the middle exposure of the three images taken.
You can see that the final image at the top has detail in the shadows and sky that is missing in the middle exposure image. That is the advantage of HDR processing as it pulls that missing detail out of the other two images in the three image series.