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Day 10

My first HDR (high dynamic range) photo!

(1/100, f8, 50mm, ISO 250 +/- 2 stops)

HDR photos are a composite photo of several (three in this case) photo with different exposure values.  Typically there is an under exposed (-2 stops here) and over exposed (+ 2 stops here) combined with a “regular” exposure.  It really  adds to the dynamic values and range of a photo, surpassing what most cameras can take in one exposure.  Here are the three source photos to see what I mean.


(-2 stops)……………(Regular)……………(+2 stops)

You can see the difference if you look at the middle exposure and the HDR one on top.  Tomorrow I will try to find a more colorful scene to shoot.

~Curtis in /\/\onTana! {!-{>


  1. Robyn wrote:

    I love HDR. What software did you use? Now that I have my Apple working, I want to get photomatix and do some. Those clouds are very nice and it sure improved the lighting.

    Sunday, January 9, 2011 at 10:26 pm | Permalink
  2. Curtis wrote:

    I used Paint Shop Pro X2. I know it is in Elements somewhere…I think…

    I hope to find a sunnier scene today, but I doubt it. +3F for a high…


    Monday, January 10, 2011 at 9:40 am | Permalink

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