(Day 299) - H is for High Dynamic Range (HDR) by cjphoto

(Day 299) - H is for High Dynamic Range (HDR)

First things first: Thank you all so much for the amazing comments of yesterday's photo. I wasn't expecting all the kind remarks! You guys are the best!

For the letter "H" in my Technique Alphabet, my goal was to try an HDR image for the first time. At the most basic level, an HDR photo is combination of images taken at different exposure levels and then mashed together with HDR software to create a better picture. Kind of like what I did on "Letter E" day with exposure compensation, but this time, I used the bracketing setting on my camera. This changed the exposure of the camera each time the shutter was pressed. After merging the images together, I played around with contrast and shadows in Lightroom to get the look I wanted.

This was my first time and I could probably do better but the details look pretty cool! Whether you like HDR or not, it's just another among the many techniques we photographers love to have fun with. ◠‿◠
This is a most excellent shot using HDR! i am so impressed! Great subject
December 10th, 2015  
Many times I don't care for HDR, but this is, as Katy @grammyn said, a most excellent example.
December 10th, 2015  
I'm not a huge fan of HDR but when it suits the photo I don't mind it. I think it looks good here!
December 10th, 2015  
I had to fav this -- HDR is very tricky. I love using it, as you know, but it's hard to avoid making it look rather fake. You did a great job with this one -- upping the detail perfectly while keeping it within the realm of realistic.
December 10th, 2015  
This is a very gentle HDR, not so "in your face" and very gently done. The lines are really great. A lovely example of the technique.
December 10th, 2015  
This series is incredible Chris. So much effort for each shot...
December 10th, 2015  
H for Happy capture :)
December 10th, 2015  
very clever. I couldnt begin to know how to do it. Looks great!
December 10th, 2015  
Love this alphabet theme of yours, Chris. 'H' and they're all very strong so far! The pressure's on!! Lovely line (pun not intended) lovely composition and perfect processing.
December 10th, 2015  
Fantastic processing Chris, FAV
December 10th, 2015  
I think the subject matter favored HDR treatment too
December 10th, 2015  
The HDR worked very well with your shot! FAV!
December 10th, 2015  
Nicely done
December 10th, 2015  
Fantastic shot.
December 10th, 2015  
Very well done, the HDR fits the subject perfectly.
December 10th, 2015  
Congratulations on the PP!
December 10th, 2015  
What a beautiful shot Chris!! I'm not super familiar with HDR and have never tried one, but this is just wonderfully done. Awesome!!
December 11th, 2015  
Great hdr shot. I have to try this.
December 11th, 2015  
A excellent capture
December 11th, 2015  
Super first try and a good use of HDR.
December 11th, 2015  
I've never seen HDR in any form but this makes me want to see more. Keep at it--you've got a great collection of images.
December 11th, 2015  
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