During my photo walk with Photographer Troy Hood (IG: @tehimages) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, we came across a scaffolding setup at a construction site. I immediately knew that I wanted to take an HDR photograph of the scaffolding.
This is a HDR photograph comprised of 5 bracketed photographs taken with the Nikon D810. The Nikon D810 was on a Manfrotto 055 XPROB tripod. The Nikon MC-30A Remote Trigger Release was used to trigger the camera shutter. I placed Nikon D810 in Bracket Mode for 5 frames at 1 EV. I change the Release Mode to CH for Continuous high speed. I choose CH Release Mode because it allows me to take a burst of 5 photographs at one time as long as I hold down the shutter release button on the trigger. My D810 Auto Bracketing is set to AE & Flash to vary both exposure and flash level. Auto Bracketing (Mode M) is set to Flash/speed which varies the shutter speed and exposure value compensation for each frame.
This is a photograph of my camera setup before taking the 5 bracketed shots.
The EXIF for the 5 images that I shot is the following. These settings were constant for each photograph: Nikon D810, Nikkor 50 mm f/1.8D lens, Focal Length: 50 mm, Aperture: f/4.5, White Balance: Auto, Metering: Matrix, Time: 11:07 PM EST, and ISO: 200.
Image #1: Shutter Speed: 1/30 second
Image #2: Shutter Speed: 1/125 second, Exposure Value: -2
Image #3: Shutter Speed: 1/60 second, Exposure Value: -1
Image #4: Shutter Speed: 1/15 second, Exposure Value: +1
Image #5: Shutter Speed: 1/8 second, Exposure Value: +2
I used Photomatix 5 to merge the 5 images together and then save the final image as a TIFF file. Next I took the TIFF into Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 and did the final edits using Adobe Camera Raw and Nik Software's Color Efex Pro 2.