Photo of the Day: The City Comes Alive…
The City Comes Alive…
Originally uploaded by !!WaynePhotoGuy.
This is a view of the Minneapolis skyline including the historical Stone Arch Bridge. For this particular image I used a relatively new technique called HDR or High Dynamic Range.
HDR,or HDRI stands for High Dynamic Range Imaging. It consists of taking several pictures of the exact same frame, each frame moving from a dark exposure to a light exposure, then combining the pictures. This allows for a photo in which the darkest and lightest parts of the picture have detail, where a single photo of normal exposure won’t have detail in these areas.
Not everyone like this technique. Some people think it is not real or it makes a shot look too fake. Well, for my two cents, I love this technique. It makes many pictures look fantastic and magical.
The software I use is Photomatix. You can find more information here
As a Minnesota based photographer and artist I have been greatly influenced by the Upper Midwest. I focus my skills and energies on portraits, landscapes, cityscapes, architectural and fine art work.
My best work comes from images first painted in my mind. I mull over a prospective image for weeks or months, seeing it from different angles and perspectives, then finally deciding what to capture. The result is images that deeply touch people's emotions and powerfully evoke memories and dreams.
My images are used commercially by companies and organizations ranging from Financial Services firms, mom and pop Ice Cream shops and The Basilica of St Mary to communicate their shared vision and values. Book and magazine publishers have featured my images on their covers. My photographs also grace and enhance the decor of many fine homes.
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I just had my first lesson about HDR. Thank you!!! Sometimes when I look with my eyes I see this same effect but get disappointed when my photos don’t capture all the details I see with my bare eye. I’m going to try my hand at achieving this technique with Photoshop. I’ll let you know if it works for me. Thank you!
You are so kind.
That is why I love HDR…