Twilight City HDR


 
I took this photo of San Miguel de Allende on my recent trip to Mexico.  I was with a group of photographers having dinner on a terrace overlooking the city and we were all complaining that the lights illuminating the church would not come on soon enough to catch the wonderful twilight colors.  In fact by the time the church lights came on, the sky was totally black.  But luckily I decided to try shooting this with HDR.  I took 6 exposures spaced over an hour and a half as we were eating dinner.  I was surprised at how well it turned out and now I am a total convert.  I have seen many HDR images that I do not like.  Tone mapping is not my cup of tea.  However, I found that using Photomatix Exposure Fusion you can create some dynamite images.  This technique is also great for interiors.
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