For those that have been visiting my site for a while, HDR should be something you remember as I have used it in the past to overcome lighting issues. For those that haven’t learned about HDR images here is a quick primer from Wikipedia.
High-dynamic-range imaging (HDRI or HDR) is a set of techniques used in imaging and photography to reproduce a greater dynamic range of luminosity than possible using standard digital imaging or photographic techniques. HDR images can represent more accurately the range of intensity levels found in real scenes, from direct sunlight to faint starlight, and is often captured by way of a plurality of differently exposed pictures of the same subject matter.
Non-HDR cameras take photographs with a limited exposure range, resulting in the loss of detail in bright or dark areas. HDR compensates for this loss of detail by capturing multiple photographs at different exposure levels and combining them to produce a photograph representative of a broader tonal range.
Now its possible some of you looked at that and glossed over and still don’t know what HDR is. So here is an even simpler explanation. Anyways I hope you enjoy the image. 🙂