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HDR photos of Manhattan

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Those are some awesome pics! They feel very surreal.

I don't quite understand what HDR means. Can someone explain?

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Beautiful shots. I've thought about adding some of my pics to the UP's Flickr but I don't think are 'urban' enough. The HDR is new to me also so I can't offer any explainations.

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HDR? No clue. But it's obvious these photos display some very vivid colors. Awesome work and great find.

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Those are some awesome pics! They feel very surreal.

I don't quite understand what HDR means. Can someone explain?

HDR = High Dynamic Range

In regards to photography I believe it means a series of separate shots with separate exposures are combined to make one shot.

EDIT: Wikipedia explains it better than I -> link

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That guy has some nice photography, I like his San Francisco pics too.

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I've been experimenting with HDR photography. It can be hard at times. I've been critical about what I've done so I've uploaded none of them to flickr. But basically you take a series of shots without moving the camera to achieve all light levels of what you are photographing. You then merge those photos together to achieve the balanced lighting effect, usually with photoshop CS or CS2.

Here's a good example where HDR is useful. If you've ever taken a picture inside a room with a window, you may notice the room may show up in the photos, but everything outside the window is bright white. This is because the camera must differentiate between two different sources of luminescence. But by taking photos at various exposures, you can achive what is seen outside the window in some photos, and what is visible inside the room for other photos. Merge those all together and you get it all. In some cases HDR is a bit overexaggerated for that surreal effect. I've managed to balance out a couple of my shots, but I have yet to acheive what I'm seeing in the Manhattan photos. They are very well done. The best HDR photos will exhibit all the desired lighting qualities without extreme bright patches that sometimes show up, and have sharp edges. Sharp edges can be achieved by using a tripod, a remote control shutter, and very little wind disturbance that might move the camera.

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Thanks for the indepth info. :thumbsup:

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love the pics! the blueness of the sky is amazing

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In the New Amsterdam set I like that pic of the 'tiny disaster'. It looks like toys.

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