First of all, many thanks for all the great comments on my last three shots - the 'after the rain' series featuring Rhowan and Harmony - they're very much appreciated :)

As for this one ...

One of the things I like about shooting HDR images is that you can shoot in even the harshest sunlight, when a single shot would be a complete waste of time. For example, if you take a look at the metered exposure for this scene you will see that it contains a range of clipped highlight and shadow detail; i.e. the dynamic range of the original scene was too high for a single shot.

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In this instance, as are most of my HDR images, this one was constructed with Photomatix Pro, from a seven shot sequence (as described in this tutorial), and as with my previous shot of one of the Ganchovets station buildings, I was aiming to produce a reasonably moderate image. In this case, it is fairly obvious that this is an HDR image, but I do think that it retains some sense of photorealism.

As always, let me know what you think.

Update: for a slightly different interpretation, taken one month earlier, take a look at this shot: posted by Craig a short while ago.

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