Photographer's Note

After reading several positive reports about HDR (High Dynamic Range) Photos, I decided to go ahead and research the software which would allow me to deal with photos taken in high contrast situations. Jack Johanson's photo was most impressive and was the one that convinced me to take out my credit card make the purchase.

After playing around with it a bit, I decided to give it a "proper" test by heading out to a local cemetery at sunset. My goal was to take bracketed exposures of several scenes and then use the HDR software to blend the scenes together to come up with a single photo that has a well exposed sky without sacrificing too many foreground details. I was pretty happy with the results but am wondering how best to deal with the halos that appear in certain areas and would appreciate some advice out that. Other than the halo issue, this software appears to be pretty handy.

Just a note -- the software, Photomatix I purchased doesn't save much exif information, not even the date the photo was taken.

The cemetery where the photo was taken is the Solebury Friends Quaker Cemetery. The Solebury Friends Meetinghouse (a meetinghouse is a Quaker house of worship) was built in 1803 and is located across the street from the cemetery. The early Quaker graves at this cemetery are all marked by fieldstones and have no names carved on them. The markers you see here have names and them and were added later and are very simple and non-ostentatious.

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