Photographers are often faced with a choice to make. It might be aperture or shutter speed, or it can be something out of the hypothetical ballpark.
In this photograph I was faced with the choice of capturing it using neutral density filters or simply bracketing into a HDR. I decided on the HDR route so I could travel lighter than normal.
This was made using 3 bracketed photographs at 1 stop increments. I then used the Merge to 32bit plugin from Photomatix (save 15% off using the coupon code ScottWyden15) within Adobe Lightroom. This enabled me to have complete control over the merged HDR with the most realistic processing result and still have the advantage of Lightroom edits.
This is actually one of the 3 reasons why Matt Kloskowski says he doesn’t use a graduated neutral density filter.
In this case I agree with Matt because filters were not necessary. However, in other cases I disagree. I will talk more about that in another article later on.
Thanks for reading and happy shooting,