In just a day and a half at the Grand Canyon, I managed to capture 600 images. Some people will think that’s a lot. Some will think it’s not so many. What I do know is that it is enough for me to rest on my photographic laurels a bit this week and continue to work through a few more of my canyon images.
Going into this trip, I planned to generate some HDR images so I did a lot of bracketing to prepare. For the few people who haven’t heard of HDR, it stands for High Dynamic Range. It’s simply a way of extending the range of light that you can capture in a single image by combining bracketed images.
For those who want to learn all about HDR, go to Stuck in Customs.
This, my first attempt at HDR, was shot just after sunset at 6:21pm from Hopi point along the southern rim of the Grand Canyon.
Technical details: ISO 200, 1/2s, f14.0, 32mm
Photo mods: Generated three bracketed shots from one RAW file, combined and tone mapped with Photomatix Pro, adjusted levels, curves to fine tune lighting, used noise reduction filter to reduce noise generated from HDR process