First Swing at HDR - Princeton Chapel

September 29, 2012  •  1 Comment

I've recently upgraded to the newest photoshop (CS6) which comes with some new features.  One of them is a much better HDR application.  HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography has recently gotten very popular.  It is basically shooting something at multiple exposure levels and then combining the exposures to create an one single image that pulls the best parts of each image together.  It works best with scenes that have a large range between the lightest and darkest areas of the image.  

For the first shot at this I chose to go to the Princeton Chapel which is an absolutely stunning building with lots of stained glass windows.  I shot three exposures and did the combining in photoshop.  It's easy for HDR to look over-processed and fake, so my goal was to get it to the point where it difficult to tell what it is.  In hindsight I should have taken another one or two underexposed frames to get better exposure on some of the stained glass, but I think this looks pretty nice!

 

Princeton Chapel - HDRPrinceton Chapel - HDR


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Khürt L. Williams(non-registered)
Another great shot. My attempts at the University Chapel weren't as successful.

http://islandinthenet.com/2013/02/03/princeton-university-chapel/
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