© David A. Ziser
I captured this image late last night after we returned to the hotel from dinner. I’ve had the Canon 5D Mk 3 on my shoulder everyday since I unpacked it a few days ago. I was really intrigued by the new HDR feature on the camera and decided to give it a try.
I set the camera to give me three images; one 2 stops under, the second at the normal exposure and the third at 2 stops over. I also had the choice to set a picture style in the HDR dialogue and selected Art Bold. I’m still not sure what all the settings do – heck, it was only my first try.
I framed up the Renaissance Marriott hotel lobby with my new Canon 8-15mm Fisheye and shot away. One press of the shutter and a quick three shots fired from the camera. It’s then a short 5 second wait till you see the image. I have to say, for my first in-camera HDR experience, I liked what I saw.
The Fisheye lens certainly adds it’s own sense of the “dramatic” to the image, but the HDR effect also works well on this subject matter. I left the camera on AWB and also like how the rich, golden tones were processed in the image. I’m planning to do a lot more experimenting with the HDR setting today as we walk around the city. Stay tuned.
Camera specs: Canon 5D Mark III camera fitted with Canon 8-15mm Fisheye at 15mm, F 4.0 @ 1/20 second, ISO 6,400. Enjoy! David
P.S. You can see the standard image the unprocessed image below, what do you think? -David