Friday, September 27, 2013

7 exposure HDR of Mundkoor temple corridor

This is 7 exposure HDR bracketed during my recent visit to Mundkoor Durgaparameshwari temple near Karkala. The main reason going beyond 5 exposure was that even at -2EV, the coconut trees were not exposed. Also the high contrast region between roof and temple, made camera evaluate bit crazily. Actually at normal exposure, the image seemed to be overexposed at the roof side while darker along corridor. Hence I had to compose 7 bracketed shots from -3 to +3 to grab more dynamic range to expose trees and corridor properly. Eventually I got the result I wanted i.e. trees and corridor properly exposed. I am happy with colors along the corridor and lighting on the sky as well as puddles on the floor. Hope you will enjoy the picture also.



Camera: Canon EOS 550D
Lens: 18-55mm kit lens
Focal Length: 23mm
Focus: Manual
Aperture: f/6.3
ISO: 400
Picture Style: Neutral
White Balance: Shade
Metering: Center weighted average
No of images:7
Exposures: -3,-2,-1,0,+1,+2,+3(1/30s for middle one)
ML Firmware: v2.3
Softwares: Luminance HDR (Fatal operator), GIMP

Last Note:

Someone questioned as how normal picture like above can be called HDR. HDRs need not have bright colors. HDR is all about composing an image similar to your eyes see with greater dynamic range which cameras cannot capture. Of-course they seem fake sometimes but that is not the intention behind HDR captures.

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