Kevin and I took a short walk last weekend to the Devil’s Backbone.  I’ve photographed this a number of different ways in the past, and I wanted to try something different.  Maria and Brad gave me a book for Christmas, The Complete Guide to High Dynamic Range Digital Photography.  The book explains how to get the most of out of HDR photography with software such as Photomatix.  The author shows how to create HDR photos that are realistic.  

And how to create HDR photos that are unrealistic.

Reality is overrated.

WIRR 2009 Jan4

Technical Data:  Canon Rebel XTi; Canon EF-S 17-85 f/4-5.6 IS USM at 75 mm; f/8 at 1/25, 1/100, and 1/400; ISO 100.

Here’s another shot in the same vein:

WIRR 2009 Jan4 alt

Here is the WIRR, without any manipulation.  

WIRR 2009 Jan4 original