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Let it Burn

Let it Burn, originally uploaded by big_pixel_pusher.

Here's another view of this slammed caddy. I have included an inset of the fifth of ten exposures that I took to create this HDR image. This is good way to compare what typical photography methods would capture when faced with a scene that has such a wide range of light. As you can see, the inset photo is lacking both shadow and highlight detail. Also I can tell you from personal experience that the inset image does not represent the scene as my eyes remember it.

Our eyes are amazing devices and much more suited to capturing both light and detail than any camera regardless of price. I get a lot of emails from people who hate HDR photography for various reasons. While I respect the opinions of others, I personally feel that this process is very empowering and allows me to capture the scene the way I saw it and even take it further if I choose to do so. What do you think?

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Reader Comments (3)

Oh, thats orgasmic!
I am audibly gushing!
Beautiful... if ever there were a better way to sell cars...

September 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBill Stickers

Excellent works, those cars and planes get a phantastic touch of beauty, when processed with HDR.
Please keep up with this, I'll will visit your blog regulary.
I just started with HDRs myself (Landscapes) and found this blog when I was looking in a forum for an answer on a specific Photomatix problem. My first results can be seen here.

Best regards, Tom from Koeln, Germany

November 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTom

I love your HDR images!!

I've seen HDR images before but never understood what they were or how they were made... I'm really interested in this process.

I'm always disappointed with digital images, they're so flat, but these are beautiful.

Best Wishes


April 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterElliot

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