I took a set of pictures today at Yerba Buena Gardens that I converted into an HDR image using Photomatix. It really has to be seen to be appreciated. Incredible vibrant colors and detail–check it out.

It was a handheld shot, so some parts of the image are a little blurry. You can really notice it on the floor in the lower right quadrant of the picture. Still, for a handheld Automatic Exposure Bracketing (AEB) shot, I managed to get amazing detail after combining the three exposures. All in all, I am really happy with HDR and the Tone Mapping feature of the Photomatix software. Either way, next time I am definitely taking a tripod.


  1. Handheld!??! From the motion, it looks like those shots couldn’t be more than a tenth of a second apart. What kind of camera do you have?

    #1 by Larry O’Brien — February 16, 2006 @ 2:19 pm

  2. I have a Canon EOS 10D. Using the Automated Exposure Bracketing (AEB) feature, the camero took all three shots within one second. Shooting in this mode the shots are about .15 seconds apart. I tried holding my breath, but I must have swayed forward-and-back a little while I shot it.

    #2 by Nugget — February 16, 2006 @ 2:56 pm

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