I have never fiddled with high dynamic range (HDR) before. I always admired the art of it, but never gave it a whack. Recently, I decided to give it a try. Since I live in one of the most colorful and picturesque places on Earth, it made sense to explore my own backyard.
On my lunch breaks, I would sneak out of the office and walk around historic Charleston. Here are a few of those shots.
This isn't the famous "Rainbow Row", but just as beautiful I think.
The trees are so eery and cool. I wanted to make sure I shared those too. By the way, nothing is straight in Charleston. After two major wars and a horrible Earth quake, it's not surprising.
Each house has it's own style and color. I love it here.
You can feel the age on every building front and every step.
So here's how I did it.... I had a sturdy Manfrotto Tripod and my Nikon D3s. I used a Nikkor 24-70 and a Nikkor 70-200 lens. It varied on the look. I tried to travel light, since I was walking.
I set my camera on "bracket mode" at nine frames. I then used a software called Photomatix Pro to put them all together. I do suggest having a shutter release cable to reduce camera shake. It helps.
I know I'm new at this, but if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask. I always love trying something new!!