Favorite Images #9: HDR Sunset at Lake

Some of today’s most stunning photographs are made using a technique called “High Dynamic Range”. This technique is mostly used for landscape/architectural photography and produces some amazing results if done correctly. The colors seem to pop in the image. I’ve tried out HDR a few times and still have a ways to go in learning how to process it correctly. Trey Ratcliff (http://www.stuckincustoms.com/hdr-tutorial) is the master of this technique. His work is amazing and if you are interested in learning more about HDR, he explains it so well on his site. Seriously, check his site out! Here is one of my recent attempts at HDR.  I still have a lot to learn! This shot was taken in December 2010 and I must say, I was freezing and almost lost a few fingers outside in the cold. Okay.. I may be a little over dramatic. It was pretty chilly though. But, being Canadian, I tried to tough it out. This was shot with Canon Xsi, and if I remember correctly, a Sigma 10-20mm, which was my first lens besides the kit lens. Man, do I ever love that lens!