HDR Photography in Philadelphia

June 26, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

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.  

WEB_20160506_Philadelphia_SonyRX100M4_DSC03384WEB_20160506_Philadelphia_SonyRX100M4_DSC03384Photograph taken by Eric H. Adeleye of Eric Adeleye Photography. © Eric Adeleye Photography. All Rights Reserved. http://www.eaphotography.us

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.  

WEB_20160506_Philadelphia_HDR_NikonD810_EHA_6477WEB_20160506_Philadelphia_HDR_NikonD810_EHA_6477Photograph taken by Eric H. Adeleye of Eric Adeleye Photography. © Eric Adeleye Photography. All Rights Reserved. http://www.eaphotography.us

This is a photograph of my camera setup before taking the 5 bracketed shots.

WEB_20160506_Philadelphia_BTS_HDR_NikonD810_EHA_6477WEB_20160506_Philadelphia_BTS_HDR_NikonD810_EHA_6477Photograph taken by Eric H. Adeleye of Eric Adeleye Photography. © Eric Adeleye Photography. All Rights Reserved. http://www.eaphotography.us

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.

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