Tonight I went over to Yerba Buena Gardens as the sun was setting to take some twilight and night shots using HDR imaging. I took my trusty Canon G2, my crappy little tripod, set the auto exposure bracketing to ±2, and started shooting.

It was really cool to see the color of the sky change from blue to purple to gray as it got darker. The purple haze effect was due to light being bounced off the low cloud cover–very cool. I was surprised that through the magic of HDR I was able to capture the color of the sky correctly. Check out my Flickr HDR Photo Set to see more of these photos.


  1. Nugget,

    This looks really cool!

    #1 by Meerenai — August 22, 2006 @ 9:32 am

  2. Just outstanding. I wonder if the Moscone Center is looking for PR imagery?

    Man, would I love to see you take a crack at underwater HDR.

    #2 by Larry — August 22, 2006 @ 11:13 am

  3. Nugget’s HDR Photography

    #3 by Knowing.NET — August 22, 2006 @ 11:49 am

  4. Fantastic shot. Night HDR is realy difficult but you have really got it.

    #4 by Patty — October 11, 2007 @ 6:05 pm

  5. As much as I love HDR photography, I have never been able to create a great night HDR shot. They always come out quite snowy. You’ve mastered it well.

    #5 by Steven — December 7, 2009 @ 8:55 pm

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