From the "master of snakes" to Calf Creek
Falls? Green is the colour of envy! I always
wanted to see this spot in person! Awesome..
Green is also alive and stands for freshness, fertility, and hope. Hope you can get there soon, it is an awesome place.
This is a great shot, the HDR technique works really well.
How many photos did you use to create it?
I took 7 exposures with 1 EV jumps. Nikon wont make 2 EV jumps. It helps having a high quality DSLR like the D700. When shooting RAW, the D700 covers about 9 EV. Most digital cameras are 6 to 8 EV.
I used four of those seven exposures. Generally, you don't want to exceed more than 2 EV between merged exposures.
A great book on the subject is "High Dynamic Range Digital Photography" by Ferrell McCollough.
Thanks for the info. Recently I've been playing around a bit with HDR myself and have managed to get some quite nice results. I'll have to post some of them at some point.
I spent too much time at Lower Calf Creek Falls and didn't come close to getting the shot! It's a tight spot to try and capture everything. even with a 12mm lens. Really great!
It is a tight spot. This was with a 14 mm lens on a full-frame sensor and that helped a great deal. The real battle was protecting the camera from the mist and spray coming off the waterfall as there were frequent wind gusts. I held my hat over the camera waiting for the wind to die down and then fired off two sets of 7 bracketed exposures. Even then, I ended up with a light misting of the lens!