Though it no longer turns, this massive spoked wheel conveys a sense of power just by its presence. And since there was a great deal of both bright and dark hues in the factory, I decided to use HDR to capture it.
HDR, or “High Dynamic Range,” is a technique that involves taking what are called “bracketed exposures” and then using tone-mapping software to combine these photos into one image.
To bracket your photos, you generally vary the shutter speeds to allow a different amount of light into each shot. You can monitor this checking the histogram on your camera. If the graph shows any bias towards being too bright or too dark, HDR may be your choice too.
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