One of the great benefits of HDR imaging is the opportunity for a various ways to portray a particular scene. Another is the ability to capture images under “less than ideal” lighting conditions. As such, it has renewed my interest in low-light and night photography. I came upon this scene recently after shooting some sunset images downtown. I tried to figure out a way to capture this image without getting run over on this busy street. Fortunately there was a parking spot next to the Moore Theatre and I propped my tripod on top of my truck and was able to incorporate the neon sign into the scene.
Although Seattle may not be a brilliant as many other big metropolises, there are quite a few nice nightscapes to be found if you take the time to look for them.
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View of the Downtown Seattle from Second Ave.
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5 Bracketed images taken using the Pentax K7 dslr set on apeture-priority mode (Av) with SMC DA 14/f2.8 lens, tripod. The exposures were taken at 14 mm, f/9 , between 1/2 to 30 secs, ISO 100 using Center-weighted averaging metering. Post processing done in Lightroom 2.5, Photoshop CS3, tone-mapping in Photomatix Pro .
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