I actually used the HDR feature on my camera for this shot. HDR stands for High Dynamic Range. Basically, you take one over exposed shot (which brings up the detail in the shadows), one under exposed shot (which bring up the detail in the highlights) and one properly exposed shot. Either in camera (like in this case) or with software afterwards, you overlay the three photos and together they produce a single photo with high dynamic range. In this case I wanted to bring out the knarley (sp?) trunk on this tree but I also did not want to blow out the sky in the background. With an HDR shot, the over exposed shot brought up the detail in that trunk and the under exposed shot saved the highlights in the sky. Get me? If you’re interested in learning more, just google “HDR photography tutorial.” There are a bunch of YouTube tutorials you can watch about this topic. Anyway, Happy Friday! It’s a long weekend for me, which is nice. Hope you have a good one.
Oh, and the photo is from High Park out in the west end. It was a bonus to catch the couple together on the bench like that. Spring means love is in the air, right?