High Dynamic Range
by Rich Pasco
Many modern digital cameras lack in dynamic range, the ability to simultaneously capture details in bright areas and dark areas. Setting exposure for sunlight may make details in the shade disappear into blackness (fig. 1); conversely setting exposure for shade may wash out areas in sunlight (fig. 2). The composite (fig. 3) combines the best of both. This was a manual cut and paste job via an image editor.
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The finished image would have looked silly if both the house and the landscape were at the same brightness. So...
Location: Skelly Lodge, Catoosa OK
Photographer: Richard Pasco