I have become obsessed with HDR photography. I don’t know why. I can’t be sure if this is a good or bad technique. The finished product is stunning, but also unnatural. HDR (High Dynamic Range) is supposed to work around the shortcomings of your PC’s monitor.
I picked up the camera and walked outside in my pajamas to get this shot. My 10-20mm lens was at its widest. I took three shots–one at the indicated exposure, another 2-f/stops low and another 2-f/stops below that.
I’m trying out “Qtpfsgui 1.9.2,” an open source (aka-free) program. Most HDR shots are produced using the much more polished Photomatix. The finished photo from both are similar, but there’s a world of difference in the ease of operation.
So much to learn.