Tranquility - Fall upon the Plotter Kill
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Location: NY US
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Mid October, 2011 on the scent of 3 nice waterfalls along this single hike down the Plotter Kill. Have been working for some time on finding a balance for HDR usage such that it harnesses its powerful capabilities to bolster subtler emotions such as tranquility and avoids the more common dramatic "cartoony" appearance we too often see.
· Date: Mon 17-October-2011 · Views: 1364 · Filesize: 133.8KB, 971.8KB · Dimensions: 1200 x 796 ·
Rating: ********** 10.00
Keywords: 2011 HDR Contest Entry
Camera: Nikon D7000
Lens and Filters: 18-105 Kit Lens with No. 8 ND filter and variable polarizer
Film and/or ISO: 100
Aperture: F18
Shutterspeed: Various
Location: Plotter Kill Preserve, NY
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Location: Sterling Heights MI US
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Mon 17-October-2011 11:15 Rating: 10 

EXCELLENT QUALITY AND CREATIVE PHOTO. What really interests me about this photo is looking at the EXIF info for this picture says that it was taken with various shutter speeds, I have never heard of that. How do you take one photo with more than one shutter speed? That's a new one on me.

Location: NY US
Posts: 5
Mon 17-October-2011 11:48

Hi Eyeballer. Thanks for the kind words and interest. This section of the 2011 contest is for HDR photos, which stands for High Dynamic Range. HDRs are created with special HDR software such as Photomatix, whereby you take multiple exposures and "bracket" the subject. Thus, this shot was comprised of 5 (hmmm.. or was it 7 ;-) pictures starting with say 2 exposures under exposed, one correctly set and 2 over exposed with 1 stop difference in shutter speed for each. The pics are then run through the software which goes to each and takes the optimum values from the highlignts and dark backgrounds and creates a composite that equalizes the values in a range that can be seen without blowing out the lights or darks. Its pretty neat. I highly recommend you check it out. We have a special forum here dedicated to the subject.