HDR New York at Night

The image above grabbed our attention while searching for HDR City Images. Taken using 3 exposures which are then subsequently merged using Photomatix the photo by Paulo Barcello’s is one of the best we have seen.

HDR is an interesting technique and one that we have been promising to do a tutorial on for a while. The weather in London is improving and with the booklet complete (more on that and availability/pricing next week after the new print run) we are ready to go and capture some shots for a ‘how to’…

It is well worth visting Paulo’s Flickr page to see the full size version of New York at Night.

Author Bio

Andy is Professor of Digital Urban Systems at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London.


  1. Anonymous - February 27, 2008

    Check out cornershots.com

  2. Anonymous - February 27, 2008

    Typo – Photomatix, not Photomatrix

  3. Izzy - February 28, 2008

    Perhaps you could start with telling us what HDR stands for?

  4. Andy - February 28, 2008

    Sure – its High Dynamic Range Imaging – which basically is where you take multiple exposures of the same view and then merge them into a single image.

    This captures a range of lighting levels that brings out parts of the images that would not normally be seen in a single photograph.

    It sounds complicated but is in fact remarkably easy and once you have used it the technique can be addictive..

    We will have a tutorial online soon as well as some examples taken out and about in London.

    – just off to fix the typo btw, thanks for pointing it out..


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