Daily Bubble - The Alley
I have been having a lot of fun taking photos of scenes with high dynamic ranges (tonal range from the brightest area to the darkest area) and using special software to combine multiple images of varying exposures to produce a tone-mapped image that is adjusted for the light and dark areas.
This is generally called HDR (high dynamic range) photography. This photo taken in downtown Austin is one such image. It is five separately exposed images that are combined using a software program called Photomatix Pro. You can see more of my HDR photos on my photo website here (rb stevens photography - HDR).
Photographer Trey Ratcliff is well known for his HDR Photography and has written a book on the subject. Visit his travel blog (Stuck in Customs) here (Stuck in Customs) to see his photos as well as his free tutorial on how to produce a HDR image. He also has a review of the Photomatix software program on his blog here (Photomatix Review).
Check back in the Photo Bubble from time to time to see more images and photo tips.