111011_082 - Beckley Pond Brook, Norfolk

Small streams, especially those shaded by trees on either side, are difficult to capture because there is such a wide disparity between the highlights and the shadows. While layer masks in Photoshop will deliver a final image, I find I'd rather be out shooting instead of sitting in front of a computer screen. Luckily there's HDR. HDR stands for High Dynamic Range and the compression of tones starts out with a 5-stop in-camera bracket followed by image processing in Photomatix. The result is an image with the highlights and the shadows preserved.

The image was shot with a Nikon D3x and 24-70/2.8 lens at ISO 100.

This image is available framed or matte only in the following sizes:
●    8x10 print / 11x14 matte
●  11x14 print / 16x20 matte
●  16x20 print / 20x24 matte



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