More HDR Experimenting

Having now exhausted the possibilities of black and white for a while, I have been making the most of a bright, sunny day by trying out some tripod-based ‘manual bracketing’.  By this, I mean taking essentially the same picture a number of times [up to 5 times possibly] but using a feature on the camera which is known as ‘exposure compensation‘.  This means that, although the aperture and shutter speed remains the same on each shot, you change the compensation to either a minus [to make the picture darker], or plus [to make it brighter].  Then, you use software such as Photomatix to merge the images together, creating one picture with a High Dynamic Range [i.e it has light and dark elements in the same picture, which a single exposure would not be able to collect].

I sneakily took some shots while involved in a childrens’ fishing afternoon, in a lovely wildlife area in Suffolk.

Above – 5 different exposures went into this image.

 

The one above was a view into the ambulance garage at Barton Mills.  The gates, trees and light were interesting, and I actually shot about 6 different exposures and then merged the best 5 of them to create this.

I’m getting quite excited by the possibilities of this HDR stuff, so expect some more soon!  As normal, slideshow here.

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3 responses

  1. Nice !

    August 13, 2011 at 7:47 pm

  2. The only thing left is to get rid of the ghosting in the trees… Then these are very nice.

    August 14, 2011 at 8:32 am

    • paulmor

      usinglight – Thanks for the comment. Part of the purpose of this is for me to get constructive criticism such as yours. Any pointers or specific advice on this would be gratefully received – I assume I could do at least some of it by erasing some of the areas where for example leaves have moved between one shot and the next because of the breeze?

      August 14, 2011 at 8:34 am

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