And so to December.
OK so not much happened in December but I did want to learn something new with the time off from work.
I had a look at HDR, High Dynamic Range. HDR is a set of techniques used in imaging and photography to reproduce a greater dynamic range of luminosity than possible using standard digital imaging or photographic techniques. (Thanks Wiki)
According to WikiPedia:
The idea of using several exposures to fix a too-extreme range of luminance was pioneered as early as the 1850s by Gustave Le Gray to render seascapes showing both the sky and the sea. Such rendering was impossible at the time using standard methods, the luminosity range being too extreme. Le Gray used one negative for the sky, and another one with a longer exposure for the sea, and combined the two into one picture in positive.
163 years later I am trying the same thing with my Canon…
The second photo using a number of textures to add the gritty, burnt feel to this photo. The scratches were added to try to create a used photo look. I could have masked around the windows to look like it was raining outside.
I quite like making HDR photos, look out for more of them in 2014!