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Old 03-31-2013, 09:54 AM   #821
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HDR or *not* HDR, that is the question I ask

Not to belabor the point too much. I've tried to pull detail out of a few images. Where I've gone into Aperture, and created 2 new images from an existing one, +/- 2EV. I've been able to go creative, get artsy, but never actually improve the overall image.

Here are a few images I've capture using +-2 EV (usually exposure time), that there is no way I could have otherwise captured what my eye saw.


I've taken a few pictures of bridges, where HDR has allowed me to pull out the detail of the beams. With just a single exposure, the rivets on right side of the image where barely noticeable, as they where in the shade. Pulling in the detail from the +2EV image really, IMNSHO, gives the image a lot more interesting detail.

The following image could have really used +-4EV as well, but without HDR there is no way I could get the bike and the center tree/clouds visible in the image.

I've still got A LOT to learn. To all of the other posters, and to Dave for starting the thread, THANKS, for inspiring me.
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