Las Vegas, Nevada NYNY Hotel HDR

NY NY Hotel Vegas

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

Here is another shot of the New York NY Hotel that came out decent.  I’m getting through more of my pics every day.   Yesterday was process HDR day for my Vegas section of the trip.  

I set this one up also accross the street at the Tropicana at sunset.  I used a tripod and shutter release with 5 exposures.  Then converted in Photomatix.  Its shots like this that really get me thinking that HDR’s are amazing!   I will assume that in the future of cameras you will have a button marked HDR on the camera.   Its real easy now…but why not make it simple for everyone!   The future of HDR’ing will grow tremendously in the next 5 years…in my opinion.

I cant go on enough about Photomatix.  They are the leader in HDR processing.  The software is so easy and in 3-5 mins…your HDR is done.  For this shot I used Lightroom 2.0 to post process….just only a little was needed.   I was invited to submit a gallery to Photomatix this past week.  So I will soon have my photos on their website…a great honor.   I’ll let ya know when it gets posted with a link.  I may add this shot to the gallery?

Working through my HDR’s after a trip is lots of fun.  I took about 25 different pics in Vegas this past trip…as they get processed I eagerly await the outcome when tone mapping is complete.  I’d say my ratio is about 3 out of 10 that work well and 1 out of eevery ten is solid.  I try different settings and angles to try to find the right light and shadows.   If you have never tried it before, it is fairly easy as long as you have an decent Digital SLR….most cameras are set up for bracketing.  Feel free to ask me any questions.  I prefer to process so the outcome is a  realistic HDR, but occassionally an artistic HDR can be fun also.   Its what you prefer. Enjoy!