Bruges at night
27/10/10 20:07 Filed in: Night | architecture
During a long weekend in Bruges I have used the opportunity for some experimentation in night photography, and of course using the HDR-technique. The results are shown in the categories `At Night`
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My first example is real night photography. The scenery shown suffered from intense darkness (6.30 AM on an autumn day), so how to make a picture? Manual focus, ISO set to 500, and a shutter speed of 30 seconds. A little bit of noise reduction in adobe camera raw, and the result is a clear picture with the moving red clouds adding quite a spectacular effect.
Secondly, I notice that I am increasingly shooting five exposures for HDR. Quite data-consuming, but each shot is taken as a raw-file as well as in jpeg. The jpegs are used to process in PhotomatixPro to a HDR-file. If the result is not satisfying, which happens sometimes, than I still have the raw-files to work with. Low risk shooting (-
Some HDR’s from Bruges:
HDR, five exposure shots
HDR, three exposures
HDR, five exposures to fully capture the rare sky
One way or the other, HDR didn’t work out well with this one. `Just raw`