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.