San Francisco HDR

San Francisco, CA, USA

Clay Street

View up Clay Street towards the Transamerica Pyramid

San Francisco, CA, USA

I'm not entirely convinced by high dynamic range (HDR) photographs. Used subtly, it can be an answer to a particularly vexing problem for photographers, namely how to cope with extremes of contrast in a photographic subject. Used unsubtly, it simply looks gimmicky. It's easy to get tired of HDR photos, with their distinctively other-worldly look.

That said, while I was in San Francisco this weekend I couldn't resist playing around with the HDR app that I downloaded for my iPod Touch. Here are some of my experiments.