Here is an hdr photograph taken from the ruins of Whitby Abbey. Located in Whitby, Yorkshire, England.
nice POV havn't seen it taken like this before
You must have chosen a day without many visitors, nice shot It looks awesome in B&W
Thanks. There were a few visitors, I just waited a small while to get a photograph with none in the shot.
Wonderful angle and perspective - works so well in B&W
Thanks Eve. I thought it would turn out alright in black and white, though I had to get multiple exposures for the hdr to get the details in the dark areas of the abbey.
You use HDR in the perfect way Mike
Thanks Eve. I took a shot and could tell that the dark areas were all pure black by looking a the preview and histogram, the built in histogram is a life saver for when I am in doubt. I could see there was a lot of pure black in the photograph so did a bracket exposure of -2,0,+2 and managed to pull in much more details in the dark areas when I created the hdr image. To be honest most of my photographs outside usually don't require hdr at all, just the odd one or two like this one.
I should do more HDRs because the light is so harsh here - shadows are sooo deep
I personally try to use it sparingly, only when I really need to. I am not to keen on the "hdr" effect that some people aim for and only use it for technical purposes rather than trying to get a "hdr" look to the image. To be honest you couldn't really tell looking at my hdr photographs that they are hdr, which is the way I like it.