i spent the majority of my day working on some hdr photography, the one assignment for my programming class that doesn't actually require programming.
when i unexpectedly had a few hours free at the end, i decided to head out and try the technique with the carnival that had once again taken up residence across from my old apartment.
i rather love carnivals and got invited to go on tuesday but couldn't afford the time away from school and you can't go with just anyone, anyway.
the shots didn't turn out as cool as i was hoping, but i still like them.
hdr stands for "high dynamic range" and the basic concept is that you take several photograph of varied exposure, so that you've captured detail in everything from the deepest shadows to the brightest highlights. in the two shots above, i took five shots of each. then you process them all together into one image that has a tone of information in it. from there, you can tweak and play with it as you like.
jess and i did a handful in downtown bryan a few nights ago. i think this image consisted of ten different exposures. it was my last set i processed, so i decided to throw caution out the window and really crank the levels (i would have gone to 11 if it had been an option.)
as usually happens when i do anything with reckless abandon, it's my favorite.