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HDR, you either love it or hate it.

H.D.R High dynamic range is a technique where several exposures are blended together to bring out highlights and details that may normally be hidden by a correctly exposed image. Normally 3 to 5 images are taken with some deliberately over and under exposed.  Using a programme like Photomatix you can achieve several different effects. This is a shot of the main hall at Kelvingrove Art Galleries in Glasgow where these floating heads are a popular subject for pictures. I broke the cardinal rule of HDR photography here by not using a tripod, but reasonably pleased with the result. A tripod is used to make sure all the images taken at different exposures are of exactly the same scene. Any movement is captured as a kind of ghostly image, which may not be pleasing. I leant on the balcony which runs around the first floor of the galleries to get some kind of support. It isn’t pin sharp but not to bad. H.D.R probably  is best used when done sparingly and can produce some stunning results.  The Kelvingrove art galleries is a wonderful art gallery and museum, free to visit and has some stunning works of art. Well worth a visit if you are visiting Glasgow. Remember to take your camera and tripod too!kelvingroveheads