High Dynamic Range Photography


Each HDR image required 3 exposures separated by 2 stops. The 3 images were merged together using the Merge to HDR command in Adobe Photoshop. The purpose of HDR photography is to capture a wide range of luminance values (light to dark). Evaluate the shadows and highlights in these example images. Which example image makes the best use of HDR?

Example 1

Location: National Museum of the American Indian, Washington D.C. June 30, 2009
nativeamerican_museum.jpg

Example 2

Location: Fish Pier, Boston. July 10, 2009
sailboston_3ships.jpg

Example 3

Location: Forest Hills Cemetery, Boston. July 14, 2009
roxb_civilwar_soldier_HDR.jpg