My quest to become one with my camera.

Brick House HDR

I took this picture of a beautiful historic home in our neighbourhood last night just before sunset. You can see the setting sun in the upper windows and I thought it would be a good image to practice HDR.Β  Although it was taken without a tripod, I don’t think it came out too badly. I would love some feedback positive or negative πŸ™‚

12 responses

  1. I took my first HDR shots a few days ago (also without tripod) & also had quite good results!!! Your photo is beautiful, although I can see it is without a tripod (it has the same blurry-type edges that mine had!!)…. But even with the lack of super focus…. this is a truly stunning shot!!! πŸ™‚ LOVE the sky… love that you can see the sun set in the windows!!!! Beautiful…. you must definitely keep shooting HDR!!! πŸ™‚ **

    September 18, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    • Thank you so much for your comment. I love the look of HDR but sine I dont even own a tripod its going to be hit and miss for me for a while. πŸ™‚

      September 18, 2011 at 10:52 pm

  2. I LOVE, LOVE this! I have been too busy with photo sessions to even delve into HDR (although I do bracket sometimes). I find myself with 2 weeks of nothing on the schedule, so I am going to have to do some research and try it. This is stunning. Thanks for sharing! πŸ™‚

    September 18, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    • You’ve just made my day πŸ™‚ so happy you stopped by!

      September 19, 2011 at 1:14 am

  3. Awesome!

    September 19, 2011 at 12:07 am

  4. I love this photograph. I’ve never delved into HDR myself, but I love the way you framed your composition and that the sunset was captured in the windows. You have a great eye for detail. We have an area of our city called “Millionaire’s Row” where the lumber barons of the 1800s lived and I’ve been planning to make a day trip there to capture some of the exquisite homes. You’ve inspired me!!!

    September 19, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    • Thanks so much. I think HDR is a lot of fun and although I break a major rule by not using a tripod its still something I’ll keep doing. The great thing about it is you can process it to your own preference so give it a try and have fun with it πŸ™‚

      September 19, 2011 at 7:34 pm

  5. This is a beautiful photograph. I love it. It may be a LITTLE soft on the edges, but I prefer that at times to the ultra sharp that we’ve grown accustomed to. This has a painterly look to it. Lovely.

    September 19, 2011 at 9:37 pm

  6. Thank you Cecelia, I processed it to soften the look so Im glad it worked. πŸ™‚

    September 20, 2011 at 12:59 am

  7. I love this photo! I am curious as to why it is so necessary to have the tripod for HDR…yes I am a novice! : )

    October 2, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    • when taking shots for HDR you need to take at least 3 bracketed shots and there must be no movement between the shots. A tripod helps with this but since I dont own one I take the shots with a steady hand and hope for the best πŸ™‚

      October 2, 2011 at 6:15 pm

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