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HDR Larcomar Shopping Center - September 2011 Peru Photo Contest

by Jeff Cremer
(Miraflores, Lima, Peru)

HDR Larcomar

HDR Larcomar

HDR Larcomar

I took this photo in the Larcomar shopping center in Miraflores, Lima, Peru.  It was a sunny Sunday afternoon so I thought that I would go out and get a bite to eat.

I was walking around Larcomar and thought that the sky looked beautiful, blue and clear.  I thought that since there was a lot of dynamic range between the sky, the two large buildings, and the stores inside the shopping center and it would be good for an HDR (high dynamic range) capture.

I set up the camera for a three shot bracket at ISO 100 and used the high speed release function on the camera so there wouldn't be a lot of movement between shots.

After I got home I used Photomatix pro to fuse the exposures and then used photoshop to increase the contrast a little bit.

What kind of camera and/or lens did you use?

  • D7000 + 28-105mm kit lens.
  • Photomatix Pro
  • Photoshop CS5

What tips or suggestions do you have for other photographers?

  • Take lots of pictures. 
  • Be critical of your own work.
  • Study other peoples photography and find out what "works"
  • Take pictures of things that you are passionate about.
  • Try to find a new way to show an old subject

Remember: Try to tell a complete story with one photo.  Try to capture the essence of the subject in that photograph.  I believe that if a photograph makes the viewer pause and think or ask a question or see the world in a new way then I have done my job as a photographer.

Best regards,


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