Day 3 with the new macro rig, and I decided to go big.

8 exposure HDR big.

This scene looked so flipping dreamy and impossibly dynamic-rangey that I knew a single exposure would do it no justice.

I would really like to see this printed at about four feet wide… (or at least 7.3″ x 11″)

D7000, Nikon 36-72mm (at 72mm) mounted on the Nikon 75-150mm f/3.5 E Series (at ~100mm to provide a bit of vignetting that was lost in the HDR conversion) via 14mm extension tube, both at f/3.5, ISO100. Exposure times of 2″, 1″, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30, 1/60, HDRified in Photoshop CS5.1 merge to HDR function, and processed with its Surrealistic preset. (Next purchase: a dedicated HDR program… probably).

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