Creating a Masterpiece

Have you ever pondered how much time it takes to create your very own masterpiece these days? Now granted I am referring to digital photography, in which we can conceivably create a stunning image in all of twenty minutes, perhaps. Within the last two years I really became interested in digital photography and learned about HDR (High Dynamic Range). HDR is a process, by which the photographer will take a sequence of multiple bracketed images at different exposure settings and then merge them all into one image, using a third-party tool such as Photomatix, for instance.
After viewing the results of this process, I became hooked instantly.

Later in 2007 I had the opportunity to travel to the wonderful city of Prague and due to fantastic overcast skies tried my HDR process again, with rather pleasing result.
Both of these images were taken from Charles Bridge, which in itself is a fantastic place to visit. If you look really carefully, you can see the “ghost-like” figures near the water’s edge. With multiple exposures, these folks obviously walked through the frames as I took them.

I finally also decided to re-visit a place close to my favorite vacation spot in Corolla, NC and ran it through the HDR process, with some fantastic results. This is an image of the Whalehead Hunt Club in Currituck, NC. Currituck Lighthouse is also visible in this image.

Even closer to home yet, while visiting a friends home, I decided to try the HDR process yet again on this beautiful Steinway Piano. Again the results appealed to me a great deal.

Thank you for looking at my short photo essay, hope you enjoyed looking at my images.

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