Tag Archives: HDR

Morning Paper

black and white photograph of a man reading the newspaper in Rome, Italy

Passing through Piazza del Campidoglio we saw this man reading his newspaper.  When I returned the next day, he was there again, on the same step, reading his paper.  It struck me as very Roman.  I’m betting if you were to go there on just about any morning he would be perched on these steps enjoying the weather and catching up on the latest news.

Advertisements

Weekly Photo Challenge: Grand

Inside Saint Ignazio’s

HDR photograph of the inside of Saint Ignazio Church in Rome, ItalyIf you are ever in Rome I recommend visiting Saint Iganzio’s Church.  From the outside it doesn’t look very exciting but once you walk through the door you will be amazed.  I’m sure some art history buffs will argue but I thought the ceiling was better than the Sistine Chapel’s and there was no waiting in line and no admission.  What you can’t see in the picture is all of the amazing sculpture that decorates both sides of the church.

The lighting in these churches ranges from very dark to extremely bright.  To create this image I had to blend 5 different exposures together.

Click on the image to see a larger version of it.


Via Luigi Petroselli

HDR photograph of Via Luigi Petroselli at night

Long after the sun goes down traffic continues moves along Via Luigi Petroselli in Rome, Italy.


Moon and Trees

photograph of nearly full moon with trees in the foreground

A bright, nearly full moon shines in the clear evening sky.


Sycamore on the James

photograph of a tree reflected in the water of a riverThis tree, which I now know is a sycamore, is one my favorites.  I see it often when I walk along the river.  It’s stark, white branches majestically loom over the river and stand out from the green foliage.

I merged two separate exposures of this tree to create an HDR image.  I under exposed one shot to keep the sky darker and used a “properly” exposed image for the reflections in the river.


Clouds Over the Vineyard

Photograph of dramatic clouds over a vineyardDark clouds swept across the sky as I searched for photographic subjects in this vineyard.  I blended two differently exposed photos of the scene to create this HDR version of the image.


Tree Reflected in the River

Photograph of a tree and its reflection in the James RiverThis tree seems to own the end of this small island in the James River.  With the slow moving Autumn waters it seemed like an appropriate time to photograph the tree and its reflection in the river.

I merged two separate exposures to produce an HDR image that retained some foreground color but kept the sky from being washed out.