HDR Tip 5 – Don’t Forget the Zooms

Trey’s Note: this is part of a week-long HDR Tip session with Rick Sammon.  If you want to find out more, feel free to see the free HDR Tutorial or the more in-depth HDR Tutorial on Video.

HDR is particularly appealing to landscape and architecture photographers. That means we all, by default, tend to pretty wide-angle with our shots. We keep seeing more and more awesome stuff we want to fit into the frame!

But don’t forget that HDR can also do amazing stuff for tight shots where the compression factor can give its own level of intrigue. This photo below is a 400mm shot (or so) of one of the most famous waterfalls in Yellowstone.

High Dynamic Range Photo

  • Jeanine

    If the lens fits…go with it!

  • Frank

    Interesting. By cutting off the top of the waterfall, my eye goes to the blue-white of the raging river then back to the mist at the base of the falls. I almost ignore the falls entirely. I would not have thought to crop the view this way.

  • Andrew Hemming

    Its always so easy to look at the wide picture in landscapes and not pick out the detail within it.

  • Albert

    There’s always a picture within a picture.

  • Very interesting photo. This is one thing I’m often guilty of, I always try to fit everything in because I want people to be able to see it how it was instead of leaving some to the imagination.

  • Carol Cohen

    Great shot, Trey. I always considered the long teles to merely be another version of macro! Thanks to you and Rick for continuing to inspire us and being so generous with your knowledge.

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