2008 was a great year for HDR. Hundreds of blogs were posting about the new and awesome way of photographing. So did abduzeedo, we wrote lots of articles which were visited more than 2 million times. Enjoy our list of the most beautiful and most interesting HDR Images of this year.
In this year the HDR-photomapping became really huge. Why? Because its very easy to create and very powerfull. The images look incredible proffesional. For those who don't know what HDR is, I try to explain: What is HDR? HDR is the short form of High Dynamic Range, a technic that allows a greater dynamic range of luminances between light and dark areas of an image, like on the example:
Usually you take 3 shots of the same subject with different exposures. The image in the middle is presented as the normal image. The image on the left has a lower exposure value what makes it more darker and shows very light details like clouds. The image on the right has a higher exposure value than the original to point out details of darker areas. What now happens, is that all of the three shots are going to be merged together in one singel image. There are several great tutorials on the web, also on Abduzeedo, with detailed explanations. For example: How to create HDR Photos I know that you guys have made hundreds of good HDR's. So just leave a comment with a list of YOUR favourite images and post it. Here is a "Best Of"-Compilation of the most beautiful High Dynamic Range Images of the year 2008. Enjoy.