La Fortaleza in HDR

While in Puerto Rico I experimented with HDR photography by taking a few exposure bracketed shots on my tripod at night. After getting home, I found that I didn’t like the HDR composite images of any of the night photographs that I had taken. The Puerto Rico HDR set was a bust.

It turns out that the best HDR shot that I took was done under duress and without a tripod. I ran out onto the middle of the street and set the camera on the floor to take three shots of La Fortaleza (the governor’s mansion). I almost got hit by another car in the process. I thought for sure that there would be no way that those shots would amount to a good HDR composite. I guess I was wrong.

It just goes to show that some of the best photographs come spontaneously out of instinct and not from over-analyzing and setting up artificial shots or angles. This photo is worth me almost getting hit by a car if you ask me.


  1. Sure would like to see the ones you think weren’t good. This one is rather average, if you ask me.

    #1 by Joey — December 2, 2007 @ 5:53 pm

  2. Yeah, it’s not my best work. But I like it and that’s what matters.

    #2 by Nugget — December 2, 2007 @ 10:03 pm

  3. what are you talking about “average”, its a beautiful shot!

    #3 by mark Dobson — January 26, 2008 @ 10:28 am

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