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HDR River and Bridge

Shooting on cloudy days in the snow can be quite a challenge as I discovered. While I was out on Saturday I decided to try taking a wide range of exposures of this shot (my camera being on a tripod). None seemed to have enough dynamic range with the contrast of the snow against the river and the grey and cloudy sky that was creating a somewhat unplesant light. Noticing that they all lined up I decided to try assembling an HDR image from the shots and presto, it turned out great! There you have it all, HDR works great in the snow! 

HDR River and Bridge

Shooting on cloudy days in the snow can be quite a challenge as I discovered. While I was out on Saturday I decided to try taking a wide range of exposures of this shot (my camera being on a tripod). None seemed to have enough dynamic range with the contrast of the snow against the river and the grey and cloudy sky that was creating a somewhat unplesant light. Noticing that they all lined up I decided to try assembling an HDR image from the shots and presto, it turned out great! There you have it all, HDR works great in the snow! 

comments (7)

  • Tracy
  • Hulme
  • 7 Feb 2008, 16:28
Really like this Iain. You made a great job with the HDR too.smile
  • VZ
  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • 7 Feb 2008, 18:27
Now try to convert it to b&w. I bet you'll have even better result.
Z
  • Meegz
  • Canada
  • 7 Feb 2008, 21:07
Great winter shot.
I wouldn't have guessed that was done using HDR/tone mapping. I'm quite impressed you don't have the usual blue colour cast that most people seem to get.
  • Ellie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 Feb 2008, 23:37
Wooh Iain, this is good.

No, don't convert it, I like the colours - the pale reeds and teh delightful green of the bridge.

Did I read somewhere that you should use the bright sunlight setting for snow?
  • chunter
  • Salisbury, Wiltshire. UK
  • 13 Feb 2008, 10:03
What's so good about this compilation of different exposures is that the end result looks natural, quite unusual, I've noticed, when HDR techniques are employed.

I also like the composition of this simple subject matter. A job well done.
I find a lot of HDR very unrealistic, but here it has resulted in a great image. I'm not sure I agree with VZ because the green of the bridge is a nice detail for me
Iain Myrans: I liked the hint of green too. I actually increased the green channel saturation to make it pop out a bit more smile

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aperture f/18.0
sensitivity ISO100
focal length 38.0mm
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