Saturday, March 3, 2012

“Bike Pusher” Photograph

This was the first picture where I tried using the High Dynamic Range (HDR) technique on a single photograph. Normally HDR is used to increase tonal range by combining several photographs that are identical except for bracketed exposures. However, this is hard to do with moving subjects such as people in a busy street but it is possible to do a pseudo-HDR like this one if the photo is in RAW format.

It produces a very distinctive look that is easily over-done but I love the way it increases local contrast to bring out detail throughout the image. It has the great benefit of often being able to make an ordinary picture look more interesting.

Photograph taken at “Saturday Walking Street”, Chiang Mai, Thailand

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