First Attempt at HDR Photography


I am more than sure I did this wrong... but here's my first attempt at HDR.  In the event you don't know what HDR means: H = Hight, D = Dynamic, R = Range.  It's a method of photography where you shoot the same image 3 or more times using different stops.  i.e. -1, 0, +1.  You then take the images into a program like Photoshop.  Where using layer channels you expose between the layers to bring out the parts of the image either brighten or darken areas of the photograph to taste.

This is my first attempt.  Hopefully I'll be able to bring out my mastery of Photoshop in my photography with HDR photography.

In the event you do not know, I do not like adjusting my photos after I take them.  I am not so much a purist, as I am always training myself to get it done the first time RIGHT.  However if I really really must use a photo which I don't love upon first sight in applications like Light Room or Bridge or Aperture; I adjust the photo as little as possible.

Click the link below and compare the HDR vs the regular shot image.  Please use the comments to share which one you think is the HDR.