To HDR Or Not To HDR
On a recent trip to Banff National Park, I photographed the Sawtooth Range from beside the Trans-Canada Highway.
I shot the 3 frame sequence in preparation for creating a High Dynamic Range image. I had thought the bright sunshine and shadows could use the range compressing ability of HDR. I found that the finished image to be a little flat.
I actually liked the –1 frame the best, so of course, I edited that one by itself.
A few tweaks with the contrast, brilliance and warmth, a little sharpening and voilà, a finished image that I’m happier with. I think it represents the actual scene much better than the HDR version. Sometimes, simpler is better.
Do you make plans that don’t turn out the way you thought they would?
In the best light…