HDRs from Bamboo Landing


One of my favourite types of Photographic work is an HDR (or High Dynamic Range image), I’ve played with them for some time and sometimes a scene has that nice range of light that I think would reproduce well in such an image and I just have to try it.  Most people reading this would already know what an HDR image is, if not you can always Google it, but simply put, it entails the combination of several exposures of a scene (usually a minimum of three) into a sinlge one.  It’s the same scene taken at different exposure levels, when combined the areas that may be too bright in one, and the areas that may be too dark in the other would than show more detail.
The three I most recently uploaded are from a trip I took with my brother André to Bamboo Landing and it’s associated base camp at Charabaru.  Rommel (the gentleman who runs the concession) has a beautiful home at Bamboo Landing and in it there were areas that I though would represent well in HDR, and as I was trying that I thought I’d also give the scene from his verandah a try too.
While I am far from perfection in this, I do believe that I managed to produce some pleasant images 🙂
As for the House at Bamboo Landing, I can only say that even these HDRs do not do it justice, the building is practically all wood, all from the concession, and it has a warmth that only that natural wood has.
As an editing tool in the photographer’s arsenal, the development of an HDR image helps the photographer to give the viewer a chance to see more of what the human eye saw, since our brains process these images far better than the camera  🙂
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2 thoughts on “HDRs from Bamboo Landing

  1. You hit the nail on the head Mike. I think there is some place for those very saturated HDRs, when you come down to it, it is art and I guess you can’t call it wrong. But my personal preference is always for these more natural looking images.

    I think the true test of a good HDR is that only a photographer notices that it is an HDR. For what its worth (from my point of view) I think you did a great job.

  2. I am not a HDR photographer but I always liked your work on HDRs. I have issues with overly manipulated photographs being viewed as great while the original untouched/unedited photos are viewed as inferior. It just rubs me the wrong way to hear people speak like that about photographs.

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