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Storm rolling in

ISO 100 34mm f/5.0

One of my favorite things about photography is High Dynamic Range imagery, often referred to as HDR. What this means is I take multiple exposures of the same photograph and combine them together to get much more vivid detail in the image.

Normally I would achieve this kind of image using a tripod, however I didn’t bring any gloves with me and was shooting for about 45 minutes in the freezing Michigan weather before this, so needless to say it was already difficult to move my fingers let alone unpack my tripod to get set up all over again. So instead I stayed inside the nice warm comfort of the car and just shot out the window bracing my camera against the front a-pillar to hold it steady. However in doing so I had to drop my aperture down in order to stay at ISO 100 and get a faster shutter speed, which f/5.0 isn’t ideal for this kind of shot. But being its more of a busy scene, some slight intentional lens blur isn’t exactly a bad thing. It gives it a bit of a softer feel which is popular among some HDR photographers.

This shot as I mentioned above was on my way home from another shooting of various landscapes in the area. Im a big sucker for industrial/farm equipment shots, so I had to pull off to the side of the road and fire off a few shots of this. Luckily I had left the previous location with the sun still dropping as it gave the sky such dimension, adding a very dramatic emotion to the silo’s.

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8 thoughts on “Storm rolling in

  1. Your on the scene pictures make me want to go out and get myself a real camera! Love the lighting and the sinister yet magnificent feel in this picture. Artificial yet … not.

  2. Great Image. I have something very similar from my neck of the woods.

    • Hey thanks Don! Yea this scene has so much mood to it, I really enjoy it as well. By the way Im loving your light painting work, its something Im looking to experiment with and your photos are great inspiration!

  3. philmsy on said:

    Hey Nick! Thanks for following my blog and liking my post! I really enjoy this image and need to practice more often with HDR photos. I’ll keep an eye on your blog!

    Laura

  4. Damn this is nice..Well done.

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