HDR photography (explained in detail below) renders the best results on man-made subjects, or at least I think so. Objects that have a texture to them: rusty old cars, wooden buildings, industrial scenes that include lots of metal, etc. I have decided to divide HDR~scapes into two main categories: Buildings & Industry and Transportation, with each of these two categories having some sub-categories of their own. Be sure to visit all of the sub categories as each one holds unique subjects.
In photography high dynamic range (HDR) is a set of techniques that allows a greater dynamic range between the lightest and darkest areas of an image than current standard digital imaging techniques or photographic methods. This wide dynamic range allows HDR images to more accurately represent the range of intensity levels found in real scenes, ranging from direct sunlight to darker, shady areas. In most cases this is captured by taking three differently exposed pictures of the same subject matter, one being over exposed, one under exposed and the third as a regular exposed photograph. A very steady hand or a tripod is a must since these three photos need to be identical except for the exposure. Then the images are processed and combined to make one photograph that is high in dynamic range and more similar to what the human eye sees verses what the camera lens sees.
Below is an example of a set of three differently exposed images and a fourth image of the final result after processing. You can click on each photo for easier viewing.
Regular Exposed Image
Under Exposed Image
Over exposed Image
Be sure to check out all the individual galleries that are found under each of the HDR sub-categories but please be patient while each gallery loads. Sometimes it takes a minute. Once the gallery is loaded, you may use the button near the bottom to expand the gallery to “full screen” to make viewing easier and/or use the “slide show” function. You may also click on the “i” in the upper right hand corner to get more information, if available, about the photo currently being featured.