White House II
More HDR learning trials from the white house that I showed a few days ago, this time around back of the house. It was interesting for me to compare HDR on the brightly lit front and the shady back. I espeiclly like the shiny oil tank and delicate bright leaves in the first shot.
Once again, the tilt shift lens is complicating my life and the photographs. I could have done a lot better with the chimney shots in particular, if I had got everything in sync – all those knobs on the lens, and the ability to rotate the shift and tilt directions – too much of a 3D puzzle for my brain.
I am learning that one of the features of HDR processing is the ability to make things seem much grottier than they really are – more gritty and textured. Which I like, but which is a bit unfair to the owners of this place as the photo below (combined with the tilt shift focus) makes it look quite different than it really is out back. Even so, this is probably my favourite (can change from one minute to the next) shot of the white house – it would be complete for me if it had the texture of the cedar shingle roof as seen in the last photo.
Canon 5Dii, Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5 L, ISO100, +/- 1 EV, first two images made from 3 brackets, bottom image from 8 brackets at about 0.5 EV increments.