I have lately become obsessed with a new (new for me, at least) style of photography called HDR.
High Dynamic Range photography.
It’s when you take multiple exposures of the same image (under-normal-over), and then in a program like Photomatix http://hdrsoft.com/ you combine the images so you get detail in the shadows and the highlights.
It’s the difference between this picture that I took in Maine last year:
and this – much more drama:
Here’s our spice store, looking normal:
and here’s our spice store looking fabulous with HDR:
What do you think? Which do you like better? Do you think the HDR is a “cheap trick”?
Because I’m totally in love with it.
Am I a “cheap trickster”?
You’ll be seeing a lot of this now on my blog. You’ve already seen it, on the marquee images, and some others.
Have you noticed?
I’d love to hear your thoughts.