This is another example of HDR photo I made at evening. The idea was to make a photo against sun. As this tasks is not realizable by standard means I tried to use HDR here (additionally training in this technique). I think this is not the worst result ;-)
Inspired by new idea me and my wife took a camera, tripod and went to catch something interesting. I was really in need to make some good set of photos to create some nice image and train myself in HDR technique. As my wife had some things to do at the place near the central train station I made a decision to create a good photo of this building.
You can see the result of that photo hunting here (after postprocessing in Photoshop). It is not so realistic as I would like to have but I will make my best to study more.
Continuing to work with HDR technique I’m starting to understand more and more in it. I see that this technique is not acceptable for many light conditions. As for me, the best HDR images are those that looks like real photos. Although, in some cases a bit of surrealism is good.
Have a look at the image I made from my balcony. This one is much better by my opinion. It consists from 6 images with a step of 1EV.
HDR (high dynamic range) – is a set of techniques that allows a greater dynamic range between the lightest and darkest areas of an image than current standard digital imaging techniques or photographic methods. This wide dynamic range allows HDR images to represent more accurately the range of intensity levels found in real scenes, ranging from direct sunlight to faint starlight, and is often captured by way of a plurality of differently exposed pictures of the same subject matter.The two main sources of HDR imagery are computer renderings and merging of multiple low-dynamic-range (LDR) or standard-dynamic-range (SDR) photographs.
Above explanations were taken from Wikipedia. I was using the 2nd method (merging of multiple standard-dynamic-range photographs). The main thing was to make a few shoots of the same scene with different exposition (from low to high) and then merge them together. I used Photoshop for this purpose but there are a few more different cool tools that can be used.