I tried my hand at HDR photography when visiting Europe in 2010. HDR stands for High-dynamic-range imaging. It is a technique to reproduce a greater dynamic range of luminosity than possible using standard digital imaging or photographic techniques. HDR images can represent more accurately the range of intensity levels found in real scenes, from direct sunlight to deep shadows, for example. HDR compensates for this by capturing multiple photographs at different exposure levels and combining them to produce a photograph representative of a broader tonal range. For these photographs three pictures were taken each, an overexposed one, an underexposed one and a well exposed one. These three pictures were then combined using Photomatix Pro. We love visiting and photographing the beautiful buildings and artwork when visiting new destinations. These interiors are often difficult photographic subjects because of the range of illumination between very light and very dark areas. I was pleasantly surprised with the result!
The Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora in Istanbul is considered to be one of the most beautiful surviving examples of a Byzantine church. The church in Aix en Provence is L’église Saint-Jean-de-Malte. Two pictures were taken at Saint-Guilhem-Le-Désert in the South of France, the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul needs no introduction, neither does the Eiffel tower or maybe Meteora?