It was a bit rainy here over the weekend. I enjoy catching photos of raindrops, so I went looking for this photo, a raindrop on our Christmas lights.
I used my tripod because even though the bush wasn’t going anywhere it was a bit breezy and I knew I was going to try a bracketed exposure to make an HDR image. For this image the exposures were (-1.67, -2.67, -.67) I set the exposure dark because it was hazy out, so there was a lot of light.
I then used Photomatix to make my HDR image. I picked a version that I thought brought out some of the rich color tones that were there. I put the image back into Aperture for some final tweaking. I cropped and sharpened the image a bit. I also made the top right corner a bit darker.
I’d like your opinion, would you buy a card or print of an image like this? or does the combination of rain and Christmas not appeal to you at all? Feel free to leave a comment below.