Mud Lake (HDR Photograph)
by Jamie Roach
(Sussex, New Brunswick, Canada)
This is a High Dynamic Range (HDR) photo of Mud Lake near Sussex, New Brunswick, Canada. This HDR image was produced by shooting three exposures of the same scene.
The bracketing process basically involves one overexposure, one underexposure and one standard exposure. The degree of the over-or-under exposure is up to the photographer.
Then the photos are loaded into a software program such as Photomatix, which generates the HDR image through its tone-mapping application.
In a nutshell, it's a method to finally bring out the detail in blinding snow and through the same image also reveal what was in the shadows of an adjacent grove of trees while not sacrificing the correct exposures of either.
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