The colourful world of HDR photography

Years ago, HDR meant something different to what it seems to mean now. HDR (High Dynamic Range) used to mean taking multiple shots of the same scene at different exposures and combining them into one image, bringing out more detail in the shadows and highlights.

Take, for example, this photo of a seat by the lake.

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Sydney Streets 2

So this is already starting to have an effect. In the past, I’ve just kind of loaded up some photos that I thought were interesting and put them up on social media. Now I’m bearing in mind that I’m going to need to write a few words about them and why I chose them. I find that makes me put more thought into the photos I pick, and can cause a bit of stress. Then I realise I’m not very likely to actually give a serious description of the photo or the reasons behind it, and the stress goes away.

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Winterfest 2016

I know it’s only the second post on this blog (have you read the first one yet?), but I thought I’d do a quick break from the street photography.

Last weekend I went to Winterfest in Parramatta. It’s a medieval fair that has lots of historic re-enactments and displays. And tarot cards and gem stones.

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