One of our favorite views of the downtown skyline is travelling down SE Morrison Street from 12th Avenue inwards. This view was made with the ViviCam 3705, with EVs of -1.8, 0, and +1.8, and merged to HDR using Photoshop CS3 extended.
I have mentoned that I love this program. I make animations, I make amateur HDR images with it. It's genius.
The genius of HDR images, then, is the way it brings the shadowed images out and makes it a little more luminous overall. The brights come out a little brighter but retain some detail. But the most interesting thing is the way that the street, which was always changing, leaves afterimages that make of the traffic kind of another world embedded in the common one. The green light on the signal leaves a ghostly halo. Brake lights down the street leave thier palimpsest.
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