Watkins Glen in HDR

A sunny day at Watkins Glen State Park in New York is the perfect opportunity to practice HDR photography because the high contrast of the dark areas of the gorge versus the areas that catch rays of sun can make it difficult to properly expose a scene with a single shot. Here are a few of the HDR photos I took during my hike in September, 2015. They were all done handheld, three exposures each. You can click on any image for a larger view.

I think I like this one the best.

Similar to the “Rivendell” shot I shared in an earlier post.

I like the feature of the log across the gorge in this one.

Looking down from a ridge into the gorge, with also a glimpse of the outside world near the top center.

This is such a beautiful place to visit.


You can view more featured photos at my Photo of the Day Collection.


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Writer, traveler, photographer, hiker, film/TV addict, amateur chef, casual gamer, and occasional tennis & saxophone player . . . in real life I do web design.

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