HDR landscape experiments
Okay, I’ll be the first to admit I don’t really know what I’m doing when it comes to HDR imaging. Sure, I can bracket my photos with the best of them, exposing for the shadows and highlights and all that. But putting together an HDR, or high dynamic range, image is pretty much an art form requiring a steady tripod, a good first exposure and sound taste when it comes to post-processing with Photomatix, FDR Tools or any other HDR software.
The image above is a three-exposure series shot at my favorite spring creek in Clackamas County, Oregon. I used a 50mm lens set to f.11 with the exposures two stops apart. Any input is welcome when it comes to this topic, as I’m completely and utterly experimenting with post-processing techniques I can’t really use as a photojournalist. That’s definitely part of what makes it fun, though.