First HDR Panoramic Long Exposure

January 10, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

The photo you see above is my first photographic experiment of 2017. It was taken in Ocean Beach, California last Saturday night before I met up with a friend for some shenanigans. The photo itself is the final product of a long process. It not only took a long time to capture the images I needed but also to process them.  

The photo itself is comprised of a series of three HDR (High-dynamic-range) photos. Each HDR image took four long exposure images at different shutter speeds. The shutter speeds I used for these images were 10, 40, 70, and 120 seconds. Each HDR image took the same amount of time to process on my camera as it took to capture the image. In the end, the overall time it took to capture the images was around 30 minutes.

As you can tell, this style of photography produces amazing photos but you have to be extremely patient. I was literally in the same physical location for more than 30 minutes because I was also taking other photos. In total, I was at that location for about an hour.

I hope you enjoy the final product. Click the photo above to see the High-Quality version.


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