I do like HDR photography. It can be used in a variety of ways to create some really unique images. My photo today though is using HDR to just capture as much detail as possible:
This photo was taken at Bellefontaine Cemetery in St. Louis. I just thought this was a beautiful marker. What I wanted to capture was as much of its detail as possible. I used a bracketed exposure on my camera. So, I have three photos that are the same except one is lighter, one is darker, and one is in the middle. I put these three exposures together using Photomatix. Photomatix then offers a bunch of options and there is a lot you can tweak in the image. For this image I am using a setting that provides detail while still looking like a standard photo. What do you think? Feel free to comment below.
I am thinking of going back to Bellefontaine to try to get some infrared images. I will be using an IR filter on my camera. Do you do this type of photography? have some tips for me? please leave them in the comments.