Enhancing scale and texture
This is one of those shots where I literally gave my Nikon 14-24 Lens a little kiss. In fact, It’s such a profoundly awesome hunk of glass that if it had lips, I’m confident that I’d be divorced by now…
Most of my shots (I would say at least 85% of them) are shot using the 14-24. I really get a kick out of how much I can fit in frame from such a short distance away. With superior optical quality, It’s a fantastic lens for HDR Photography and well worth the $$ price tag.
HDR Photography opens up a lot of doors when It comes to texture. When you stack up all the Exposure Brackets (AEB), it fills in the highlight and shadow regions of the image with more color and luminance information. With a single exposure alone, these regions would otherwise be void of detail, either washed out or just black. With neutral or mid tones, stacking exposures enhances what’s already there and increases detail and texture overall.
If you combine wide angle lenses and HDR Processing together, you can yield some truly interesting results. It takes a bit of experimentation and a lot of trial and error (mostly error), but hey, isn’t that part of the fun?