This week’s Austin Views features HDR photographs of the state capitol. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the term, HDR means “High Dynamic Range” and is the result combining several exposures of the same scene to create a final photograph with a greater range of luminance levels. The results are impressionistic photographs with brilliant colors and spectacular details.
For those of you interested in experimenting with this technique, I highly recommend using a tripod and the software program Photomatix Pro, which makes the process of blending exposures far less cumbersome.
As always, please feel free to post your own HDR shots, discuss this topic, or post any other shots of the capitol.
Photographs by Benjamin Gustafsson