Saturday, August 23, 2008

Keep On Truckin' In HDR

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Most HDR pictures I've seen feature views of spectacular natural beauty, overstated to get to get the viewer's attention. I'm interested in what else you can do with it - urban and industrial images, interiors with great variety of light intensity, even macros. The top of this truck trailer has translucent plastic panels on top to let working light inside. HDR makes it glow.

WHAT WE CELEBRATED ON FRIDAY: ShadowyOne's birthday, as I mentioned yesterday, and U "R" Us' job offer as director of web development at a hot developer of complex web sites.

TOMORROW: HDR in the shadows under the highway.

8 comments:

Sally said...

I scrolled back to find out about HDR. Interesting. I wonder what Frank Hurley and the early photographers would have made of it! He did post-production work on his WW1 battlefield shots to make them a little hyper-real.

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Saretta said...

Nice color and light...another excellent photo!

Wayne said...

Large format and Cibachrome photographs not so different from this end up in art galleries. I don't understand HDR, I'm still trying to figure out the features on my puny little camera, but I think this is a very good shot.

Abraham Lincoln said...

I have toyed with the idea of getting this program but have resisted so far and try to make do with Photoshop. I think this shot shows what one could expect with the program that would not be possible or would look like the truck on the right.

Are you shooting three shots and using all three for each photo?

I will put the Deer Hunting story on the Brookville Blog for Sunday (or tomorrow). I sometimes wonder if I could still walk through the woods without making a sound.

Jen, aka ChinaMom2005 said...

I am loving these HDR shots. Something for me to shoot for in my future education as a photographer. I am loving this truck shot the most I think, with the bridge a close second.

babooshka said...

I agree with you that is you do HDR then it should be explored beyond the obligatory landscape shot. You have created a very striking image. I'm still a puritst, but that's the beauty of the many mediums of photography. Something for everyone

PJ said...

If I understand HDR correctly, it's one shot with three different exposures: one high contrast, one in the medium range, and then one in low contrast, then they're sandwiched together It's an interesting effect, makes the ordinary special. It think it must be a kind of visual ADHD.

U "R" Us said...

This and the previous one are super duper awesome. LOVE them! Perfect exploitation of the technique. This one in particular is made very painterly by the look of the light, even though it's in crisp focus.