Single Exposure Nighttime HDR

Sep 20, 2010 | Florida Beaches & Coasts, Nighttime HDR

I wanted to play around with some nighttime HDR, but with a single exposure, just to see how it would come out.  This image was tone mapped from a single RAW file. Nighttime photos don’t really take full advantage of HDR, mainly because everything is usually evenly lit. However shots at night in a city full of lights, is a different story. That’s because there’s more dynamic range than something like this photo here. I’m still not sure if I like it. I’ll do some more testing and even try multiple expsoure to see if it makes any difference. But from what I’ve expierenced, so far, nighttime photos are simply better off with standard photography.

Click here to see the regular image from RAW.

Software Used for Processing Photo:
– Used for creating high dynamic range.
Topaz Adjust
– Photoshop plugin used to enhance details.

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Photography Style: High Dynamic Range
Digital Camera Used: Canon 5D Mark2
Lens Used: Canon 17-35mm f/2.8L USM
Photo Location: Stuart, Florida