Back at it today. I wanted to show you this 3 image HDR rendition of the sunset I captured on Sunday. This is really more representative of what I actually saw.
The problem with DSLR cameras is that they can only capture about 5 levels of Luminance. The human eye can see about 9 levels. We can see detail in highlights, mid-tones, and shadows. By that I mean if I were to set the camera so that the sky was exposed correctly the shadows would turn to pure black and the mid-tones would be very dark. If I were to expose for the shadows then the sky would be pure white (blown out.)
I shot this using a technique call bracketing. The three shots were 1 full stop above, the mid-tones, and 1 full stop below. So you are able to capture the full dynamic range of luminance. Normally call HDR or High Dynamic Range. You can get pretty carried away with the finished product but this image is reflective of what I actually saw.
Look at yesterday’s post and compare the difference. Both were shot at about the same time.
I saw this guy coming over while I was waiting on the sun. At first I thought it was a regular plane but then as he got closer it was obvious it was an ultra light craft.
I only had the 80 – 400 mm lens with me so this is as close as I could get.
I’ll leave you with this image of a farm in the distance. Another shot I captured while waiting for the sunset. It wasn’t exactly what I wanted but wasn’t going to take down my tripod and go looking for something that might not be there. 🙂
That’s it for today. I hope you enjoy your day. Thanks for stopping by the blog and be careful.
The capture is brilliant. I started setting my camera to HDR, thought it takes extra time between captures but I’m so super spoiled because the range makes event the air attractive. Hope you’re having a good day, too. x
Thank you very much. I love to shoot HDR but for some reason (probably laziness) I don’t as much as I should. Thank you again for your nice comment. Be well.
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