When I posted yesterday's shot I wasn't sure how many of the HDR's I'd taken would work out. The answer is four: yesterday's, this one, and two more shots of a third boat taken from different angles, both in colour.

As for this one: it was taken with much the same settings as yesterday's: 17mm focal length, f/8.0, and a set of four exposures one stop apart. If you're interested I've put small versions of the original exposures here:

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What's worth noting is that the lightest of these exposures (the one at the bottom) still has quite deep shadows, as did the set I used for yesterday's image. Of course, you can include further exposures to bring out this detail, but in my opinion the end result can end up looking rather odd. And I know that HDR's look fairly odd anyway, some more than others, and that isn't something I'm especially bothered about, but I'm not a great fan of the ones that seem to be entirely composed of mid-range contrast. That said, one of the two I'm going to put up over the next couple of days is more of a typical HDR than this one and yesterday's so I'll be interested to hear how you think they all compare.

So, my apologies to those of you who aren't fans of HDR images and/or wrecked boats, but there are two more to come ;-)

Update: I've finally managed to work out how to use Google maps so if you're interested here's a link to a satellite view of the wrecks. Yesterday's shot was of the bottom-left one, today's is the one that's furthest right, and tomorrow's and the day after are of the top one (I think).

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