Tokyo Nights

Tokyo Nightscape, originally uploaded by /\ltus.

Today’s tag search is ‘hdr’. This is amazing – super-real.

Larger here. Thanks to John for pointing me in the direction of this image – for some reason, it was nowhere near the top of the ‘interestingness’ archive for images tagged ‘hdr’on flickr.

This from wiki on what HDR is all about:

In computer graphics and photography, high dynamic range imaging (HDRI) is a set of techniques that allows a far greater dynamic range of exposures (i.e. a large range of values between light and dark areas) than normal digital imaging techniques. The intention of HDRI is to accurately represent the wide range of intensity levels found in real scenes ranging from direct sunlight to the deepest shadows.

HDRI was originally developed for use with purely computer-generated images. Later, methods were developed to produce a high dynamic range image from a set of photographs taken with a range of exposures. With the rising popularity of digital cameras and easy to use desktop software, the term “HDR” is now popularly used[1] to refer to the process of tone mapping together with bracketed exposures of normal digital images, giving the end result a high, often exaggerated dynamic range. This composite technique is different from, and generally of lower quality than, the production of an image from a single exposure of a sensor that has a native high dynamic range. Tone mapping is also used to display HDR images on devices with a low native dynamic range, such as a computer screen.

3 Responses to “Tokyo Nights”

  1. Disembarcadero « Picture Post Says:

    […] Post Daily Images from the Photosphere « Tokyo Nights Chez Moutarde […]

  2. Chez Moutarde « Picture Post Says:

    […] Tag search ‘hdr’. See here for explanation of HDR. […]

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