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Photography & Historical Photographic Images: High Dynamic Range Images

HDR Sites

What is HDR?

HDR, or high dynamic range imagry, most often combines one or more different exposures of a scene combined digitally.  The goal is either to imitate how the eye sees a wider-range of light and dark detail or to create an idealized or surrealist image.

Below is an example created by Trey Ratcliff of Stuck in Customs, a site which provides excellent examples of HDR, as well as a tutorial on how to get started.  The image below is a Creative Commons (link to Flickr's explanation) image.


sample HDR photo of buildings