hkust hdr

Friday, July 23, 2010 | |

hkust at night
When we got back from Diamond Hill that night, we took a walk down by the waterfront, where I took this HDR looking back up at the campus. Hampus and I were talking about HDR and how the technique is often unfairly maligned when you get a bit overzealous in the processing. But he also made the very astute observation that the process of shooting HDR is just plain fun—in that, in a sense, the post-processing that it requires makes the process a bit like shooting film. There's an element of mystery and surprise. You don't get to instantly preview the result; you have to take the files back home with you, and you never know quite what you're going to get until you start the processing.