Factory Wheel

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,_Inc._logoHDR, 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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Written by The Twilit Lens

Freelance photographer and ponderer of the unusual. I welcome the presence of mystery and the unknown. Wonder is not absent from the universe, and there is still room for the child in those who haven't yet allowed their hearts to wither to dust.

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