Paris, France – Notre Dame HDR

Notre Dame HDR

NIKON D300, Nikon 18-200 VR, HDR in Photomatix

Here is another shot from last week in Paris.  I had just taken the tour bus from Eiffel Tower over to Notre Dame.  I was looking for different angles and decided to take walk around the site.  It was quite chilly and as I walked along the waterway I kept looking back trying to see what would be the best shot.   This one caught my eye!  

When taking pictures of landscape (buildings,etc..) when its cloudy or gray out…pictures can just turn out ok.   We all remember the shots with nice blue skies and puffy clouds…the cloudy day shots dont stick out in our minds too much.  HDR (High Dynamic Range) is a great solution!  I have been enjoying this style more and more.  You will see more shots like this in future posts.  I’m certain that you can google and learn more about it…very amazing if you get the shot right.  HDR’s can look artistic or real…it all depends what you prefer.  I took this shot hand held using 5 exposures.  Then used Photomatix (software) to produce the HDR.  Even though it was not the perfect day…the HDR brought out the shadows nicely! 

Maybe one day in the future I will post my techniques and tips.  If you are curious, you can email me and I would be glad to help!