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Tag / HDR

Boathouse

This is one of my first photos using HDR. The photo was taken handheld on a walking trail along lake Kawaguesaga in Minocqua, Wisconsin. My wife and I regularly walk this trail with our Basset Hounds during the summers. The boathouses along the lakes add to the scenic nature of the area. The photo was […]

Overlook

View from St, Charles County overlooking St. Louis County in Missouri. This is a HDR image that is commonly made by taking three photos of the same scene, each at different shutter speeds. The result is a bright, medium, and dark photo, based on the amount of light that got through the lens. A software process then combines […]

New HDR Tutorial

Many of the photos on this blog were created using a process called HDR, where multiple photos taken at different exposures, are combined to make one showing a wider light spectrum. Here is a link to my new free tutorial to show how this is done: https://greatriversimaging.com/hdr/

Rural America

Early morning in Iowa. Point your camera just about anywhere in the Midwest and you will find an interesting composition. This was taken about ten minutes before sunrise and is a 3 shot HDR photo: 32mm, ISO 400, f6.3 with an average exposure of ¼ sec.

Photo tip – invest in a good tripod

Tripods improve your photos by providing sharper images, by allowing you to take longer exposures in low light situations and allowing you to take photos in harsh environments. Tripods come in many different price ranges ranging from $30 to $500 or more! This is an area where you should not scrimp. A good solid tripod […]

Kirkwood Station

The holidays mean travel to meet friends and family and nothing signifies travel better that Kirkwood Missouri’s train station. I drove to Kirkwood late in the afternoon to photograph the station at sunset. This photo was taken well after sunset and the resulting photo was dark with a few highlights showing. However, I used the […]