Sunday, October 23, 2011

High Dynamic What?

You may never have heard of High Dynamic Range imaging, but I bet you've seen images that have run through an HDR process.  Essentially, you combine 3-5 images at different exposures and using software, combine the images to create dramatic effects.  There are some incredible artists online doing amazing things with HDR.  I am by no means an expert, but I thought I'd dabble.  Below is my dabbling. 

 In order for HDR to work well, you need high contrast images.  See how the sun is coming up over the mountains, but you can still see detail in mountains?  This is impossible to accomplish with normal metering.  Only in HDR.

Wellsville Mountains as seen from Cutler Marsh
 
Not HDR, but I had to throw in a Deke'r photo...

...and a fish photo


6 comments:

Sanders said...

Beautiful photos. Glad you threw in the one of Deker...gotta have a dog photo for a well rounded post.

Cheers!

Steve Zakur said...

It is an amazing technique. And those landscapes are stunning HDR or no. Sometimes it's also about being in the right place.

TheCoys said...

Those are some pretty sweet pictures. I had no idea that was possible. Very cool!

Wolfgang said...

Wonderful photos; I particularly like the first photo with these reflections and the peaceful atmosphere and the third with its colours and details.

wayne d said...

You have some excellent landscape work here - well achieved.

Dustin's Fly Box said...

I was in awe with the 2nd picture! AMAZING job