I’m back from a quick trip to the east coast, where I had the chance to hang out with Tony Sweet and Bob Krist. Tony took us to Eastern State Penitentiary, where we observed the epitome of the term “decrepit.” ESP is a fantastic place to shoot HDR, because you can bring out the amazing textures. Here’s one of my shots from the trip, tone-mapped in HDR Efex Pro.
This image was captured on one of my first shoots with my Nikon D3. Taken at the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, where you can visit the wolves to support our knowledge and understanding of these really amazing animals. For a real treat, you can get a photo tour of the wolves from inside the enclosures.
Here’s an artistic HDR that I captured yesterday at my HDR Workshop at Wings Over the Rockies Air Museum. I processed 5-shots using HDR Efex Pro and the “Intense B&W” preset that Tony Sweet and I developed for our HDR Efex Pro eBook. You can really crank on the textures when you go for a black and white image!
Here’s a shot from my previous trip to Badlands National Park in 2005. Some of the best color shows up before sunrise and right after sunset during extended twilight. This is an image that combined a bracketed sequence of 5 shots in Nik’s HDR Efex Pro to get more tonal range and preserve some detail in the moon.