Photo a Day Challenge

Caterpillar – January 30, 2013


These caterpillars are normally crawling around moving dirt at the 303/I-10 interchange. Its a rainy Sunday 01/27/2013 and they seem to be getting some rest. This image is really 3 images combined to make 1, with a Higher Dynamic Range. High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI or HDR) is a set of methods used in imaging and photography to allow a greater dynamic range between the lightest and darkest areas of an image than current standard digital imaging methods or photographic methods. HDR images can represent more accurately the range of intensity levels found in real scenes, from direct sunlight to faint starlight, and is often captured by way of a plurality of differently exposed pictures of the same subject matter, 3 to 5 images with different exposure.

Adobe Photoshop has a “merge to HDR” function that was used on this image. Contrast, Sharpening, and Saturation are also bumpedĀ  up a little bit. Canon 5D Mark II, ISO-400, F8, 1/320 sec, 75mm, tripod used.

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