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Reader Submissions: HDR Images - High Dynamic Range Examples

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HDR is a digital photography technique whereby multiple exposures of the same scene are layered and merged using image editing software to create a more realistic image, or a dramatic effect. Browse examples of high dynamic range images from our readers, or submit your own HDR image.

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Beauty of Slovenia Panorama

I had used a Canon EOS 500D to take 4 RAW Images covering from left to right. I convert the raw images into 3 JPEGs each with 3 different exposure values, -2, 0 and 2. Then I combined each set of 3 i…More

Sking after Rain by Tamsterra

Honestly, this was done with multiple exposures from a Canon S95 and then further processed with Photoshop. I had to align the images in Photoshop since they were handheld. Better to use a tripod for…More

Abandoned Gas Station in Center Hill Florida by Shane

Nikon D40, ISO 200, White Balance Auto (I like for HDR), 23mm, flash used on the 1st image, shot at f/8. 5 Hand held shots in Manual mode Adjusting the exposure only 1/30s, 1/40s, 1/50s, 1/60s 1/80s.…More

Hill Air Base Museum B-29 and B-17 Bomber Planes by Howard

Both shots are 5 shot brackets spaced 1 2/3 ev apart. I used a Canon Powershot A720IS running CHDK which expands the bracketing range of the Camera. I merged and tonemapped in Photomatix 3.0 and fini…More

Pecan Orchard and Snowy Lake

Canon EOS 5D Mk II camera with EOS 24 - 105 f4 IS L lens. The camera was hand held. I used Nik HDR Efex Pro Photoshop plugin to combine and tone map the image. Then I further tweak my images in Photo…More

Light Rail Station in Salt Lake City by Howard

This shot was taken using a Canon Powershot A720IS running CHDK to enable bracketing for HDR. I also used a tripod. I took 5 shots at 1 2/3 ev spacing and merged them straight in Photomatix Pro 4. I …More

Cades Cove Waterfall by Shane

Taken using a Nikon D40 DSLR and a 18-55 Nikkor Lens at 40mm set on a tripod. Camera was set on Pro then Manual. The first exposure was taken in Pro (P) mode for my reading. From there I switched ove…More

Butterballs Restaurant by Gary

My camera of choice is a Nikon D300 and the lens I love the most is a Sigma 10 - 20 mm. I use a dedicated HDR software which is Photomatix Pro 4. This is the software I use to produce the HDR images …More

Ridge-and-Valley Appalachians by Cassandra

Nikon D40Photomatix 3.0This photo was taken with f22, f18, f8, f4 and merged with Photomatix 3.0 software on a beautiful autumn morning in the mountains. The mountain bisects the Shenandoah Valley ju…More

Appalachian Autumn Morning by Cassandra

Nikon D40Photomatix 3.0I took this photo on an autumn morning while the fog was breathing on the mountain and the color density in the leaves was strong. I took 4 bracketed photos at f22, f12, f8 and…More

Two Mountain Sunrises

The photos were captured using a Canon Powershot S95, using a tripod and exposure bracketing. I took these shots with my camera's "P" mode, letting it choose the best camera settings. The 3 exposures…More

Levers Water and Ironworks Rebirth

Pentax K100D +18-55mm lens. 3 shots taken--1 under exposed, 1 correctly exposed, 1 over exposed. The images were converted from Raw in Elements 6 then converted to JPEG before importing the 3 images …More

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