16 January 2010

HDR Montreal Sunset

My almost daily photo today was taken in the summer while I was in Montreal.

It was taken from Saint Helen's Island (Île Sainte-Hélène) and the reason it looks a little unusual is because it is.

It's an HDR (high dynamic range) image which in simple terms means I've taken the original image, saved it as three separate files (-2, 0 and +2 stops) and I have used Photomatrix to combine the highlights and lowlights to create the final image with a larger dynamic range than normal.  In a normal photograph you'd either be able to get the sky properly exposed, leaving the foreground in near darkness, or you'd be able to expose for the foreground leaving the sky devoid of detail.  With HDR you can get the best of both worlds.

1 comment:

Momoc HDR Photography said...

Nice HDR...good treatment..not overdone