In my photography class we are doing some work with HDR images. HDR, high dynamic range, involves taking several photos of the same scene and them merging them together in software. In this case, I combined five images of this scene. By changing the shutter speed of each image, different parts of the scene are shown in detail. Combining the images gives you the ability to see everything at once. The other challenge to this assignment was to shoot at night, making lighting that much more of a issue. Here is one of my images:
Getting the candle to turn out in the photo was a bit tough. One of the combined images was one where every thing turn out black except for a little bit of the flame. I used that image to make the candle less bright in this final image.
So, what do you think? Can you even tell that it was taken at night? HDR images are sometimes very otherworldly looking. This time I was going for a more natural look. Leave your thoughts in the comments section if you like.