What the Heck is HDR ?
It's just an acronym for High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI).
As it turned out, it got shortened to HDR, to save people from talking so much.
Remember when "application" was a long word ?
We have an app, for that, nowadays.
Cameras Have a Hard Time with High Contrast Scenes
High Dynamic Range, in photography, helps capture the scene as you would have seen it.
Three, or more photos are taken at different exposures.
Then, they are combined, to give more details in the finished image.
Plenty of the new model cameras have this as a built-in feature.
But, I don't like taking my cameras off Manual Mode.
So, when I run into a scene like the one above, I just shoot the best photos, I can.
Then, if I'm not satisfied with the results, do an HDR back in the office.
Why a Subtle HDR Photo ?
Because, I didn't want the people in the picture looking like cartoon characters.
There are plenty of software programs available for creating HDR photos.
And, even more people using them to create cartoon-character-looking pictures.
They sort of over-do it, a bit too much for my taste, with the artwork.
To me, a subtle HRD photo looks more like the scene as I saw it.
Adobe Elements is all I needed to use for this scene.
If I ever get tired of toting around cameras, I may decide to become a cartoonist.
Did you know, a digital artist doesn't need cameras and lenses ?
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