Saturday, January 19, 2008

Fantastic Japanscapes

The Japanese landscape makes a stunning subject for high dynamic range (HDR) photography, as demonstrated by these images and the 500+ others in the Japan HDR Flickr Photo Pool.

High dynamic range images are probably the closest I'll come to mind-altering drugs. I love their sense of hyper-reality, in which each pixel seems to be straining to impart meaning. Just imagine living in an augmented reality where HDR was the norm.


Anonymous said...

HDR is amazing. The results of combining multiple exposures into one photo are captivating to say the least.


W.M. Bear said...

Another great head trip -- the Wikipedia article on High Dynamic Range (HDR) Imaging (to which the Japanese photos drove me) with lots of examples:

HDR Imaging