HDR stands for High Dynamic Range.
Tonight while I was cooking dinner, I noticed a pretty dramatic looking sky. So I whipped out the tripod and my Canon EOS 450D, stepped outside our house onto our shared driveway, set the Automatic Exposure Bracketing (AEB) to -+2. Setting AEB enables it to quickly take three shots with a different exposure setting in quick succession.
Using the built in automated Merge to HDR script in Photoshop CS3 to bring the images together. Saved as a 32bit Tiff.
Opened in Photomatix Pro 3.1 and tone mapped.
Click on the images below to see the three original images and the resulting HDR image at the bottom.
I’m hooked! – Look out for future HDR images as I sink my teeth into popular Rotorua landmarks.