I have been playing around with night scenes and HDR for a little while now. I took the advantage of an unexpected break from my classes to run out and snag this shot. I think it turned out ok.
I used my camera's bracketing mode to take 3 pictures of the same scene. one underexposed by 2 stops, one normal and one over exposed by 2 stops.
To combine them you can either use photoshop and look under the automate functions for HDR (it sucks) or download photomatrix. Then it is just a matter of tone mapping and your regular pp and it comes out looking very cool.
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loneroc (1233) 2007-04-19 10:55
This definitely looks cool! It's almost surreal looking but I guess that's what happens for most of the HDR shots. I like the tents(?) on the foreground, reflections and sky. Only minor thing - it looks like it's leaning a bit to left. Good job!
Andrzej_HHH (2480) 2007-04-19 11:38
HellO! Very nice shot of a modern city, beautiful colors gamma, a few plans, nice reflections in water and good frame. A bit funny composition with a small tents on the right and big block of flats on the left. Good work - my congratulations! Regards! Andrzej
anes_lc (14968) 2007-04-19 11:58
beautiful lights,colors,composition,reflexion :).....
together great picture
stiginthedump (1823) 2007-04-20 4:40
This is a great HDR shot Jason! The colours are sweet as is the exposure. I love the detail of the mountains and the sky. But, I think that the photo needs a spot of cloning in the bottom right of the photo. I can see part of a tree entering the frame and also a couple of dust spots surrounding it.
livinitout (942) 2007-04-25 6:22
Nice shot.The colours are great. Very nice. I must say I quite like what HDR can do. Things always look powerfully colorful.Love the purple sky.