By AN Jay on February 21, 2010

35 Truly Stunning Examples of HDR Photography

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High dynamic range imaging (HDRI or just HDR) is a set of techniques that allow a greater dynamic range of luminance between the lightest and darkest areas of an image than standard digital imaging techniques or photographic methods. This wider dynamic range allows HDR images to more accurately represent the wide range of intensity levels found in real scenes, ranging from direct sunlight to faint starlight. Today, we are showing you 35 Truly Stunning Examples of HDR Photography. I appreciate to all those talented photographers who captured these excellent pictures with their efforts, imaginations and creativity to give us a chance to see these creative wonders from their creative eyes. This list is not long in numbers but I promise you that when you start browsing them in details it will surely refresh you. These are the wonder creations of photographer who used their creativity with a different angle and approach to get the result that makes a difference.

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Shellon groyne, Dawlish Warren by soco

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London City Hall and Tower Bridge by martinsoler

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Valencia- hdr by ~MissYDeb

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Quartes hdr by ~kets

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Jetty HDR Photo by Ricketty Jetty

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Downtown Los Angeles Night HDR

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Miamistars by thatsfishy

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The Storm at Granite Park by triarch23

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Reflected Beacon by *wreck-photography

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Beirut Downtown 3 – HDR by =Ageel

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Frozenstones by kajzu

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Vancouver Sunset by shask

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Buddhist Temple by bob1140

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Modern Art Museum – Fort Worth, TX (2) by triarch23

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HDR- Water Colors by *rescend

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Knocking On Forbidden Doors by `werol

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Stonehenge by degsy

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Capital Christmas by abodsford

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Countisbury, North Devon, England by mattcollins

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HDR Canon 50d by ~Atmosink

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Granville Bridge by mikivanca

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Intercontinental by *mysterious-one

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Christ Church Cathedral (HDR) by T.Morris

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Helsinki. Railway Station. by #Cityscapes-Club

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Auckland SkyTower – 1. by #Cityscapes-Club

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Happy 99th Birthday Hawthorne2 by =niel4

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Old House at a Lake in Winter 2010 by ruhri

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Like a small Paris by =ScorpionEntity

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Snow 4 by leyendagallega

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Aurora Harbor in the snow by lincolnfarabee

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Sunrise HDR by ~VempireM

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Tower Bridge [HDR]

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Haytor on Dartmoor by the-hdr-gibbon

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St Andrews – Ruins 1 – HDR by =violetsteel

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2009 Yosemite Park

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Comments

stunning pics :)

This so horrible… X_x

I like them very much :)
THanks for sharing

There’s about 5 in there that I like. This only goes to confirm my dislike for the falseness of much HDR. Some of the images are downright awful in my opinion, by being over compressed and over saturated.

Thanks for the gallery all the same.

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Brilliant collection! Tower Bridge and the Buddhist temple look amazing, but my favourite is the one from Ricketty Jetty.

Great post, thanks for sharing.

Wow! I think the Capital Building was my fav.

These are wonderful! Photoshopped? Maybe…

Yet another pathetic set of boring HDR images, and a perfect example of everything thats wrong with modern photography.

“I appreciate to all those talented photographers who captured these excellent pictures with their efforts, imaginations and creativity to give us a chance to see these creative wonders from their creative eyes.”

Someone please explain to me the creativity involved with taking a photo a bridge, a light house, a pier etc…. and then using a program to enhance the image. There is nothing creative about HDR. It is however a fantastic way to make bad photographs look even worse. These are not creative wonders, nor do these photographers have creative eyes. They are not excellent images and there is not much effort involved. I give this post a massive FAIL

Terrible, not stunning.

The hand has overplayed itself in most of these shots and that’s why HDR such as this will only ever be a niche output.

Please tell me when is a reflected sky brighter than the original sky? It is in many of these.
Cheers
Rob

I am sorry, you gues need to work much harder and get better compilers here. Most photos here are drab at best!

I like it :) I think good stuff

Wow! Amazing pics, check out my HDR photos at http://www.macleod.arknet.co.uk/photoblog and leave some feedback

amazing~~

Didn’t realize HDR could be such a controversial issue. I’ve never tried it, but I like it for some subjects. Overall, I enjoyed seeing the examples.

Not so impressive! The title said: “35 Truly Stunning Examples of HDR Photography” …Not so!

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I know how HDR photography works, but how did they get the shot of the tower bridge with people in it? Since multiple frames would be taken, did they use one frame with people, then re-shoot when the bridge was clear?

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