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Old 05-11-2012, 04:23 PM   #11
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Why HDR?

This is a High Dynamic Scene. A camera will only capture so much of the range of light in a single exposure.

These were shot in rapid succession with the exposure values 2 stops apart.

None of the above photos really reflect what your eyes are capable of seeing, but are typical of what a modern camera is capable of. I used the 5 photos above to create this HDR.

Many would say they do not like the finished result and that it looks unnatural. That's fine, but I would argue it looks closer to reality than the 5 previous photos that were over and under exposed. Photography has never really been good at depicting reality anyway. Why not use photography to create something you like?
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