There I was facing a photographer’s nightmare. A great subject in late afternoon Sun causing deep shadows on one side and bright light on the other. A range of “stops” I knew my camera was never designed to capture. Then I remembered my previous work in High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography and looked the nightmare in the face and took this set of photos.
I faced the AT-AT right out of a Star Wars movie at Disney’s Hollywood Studios’ Star Tours attraction in Walt Disney World and knew I had gotten what I needed to defeat the extreme light conditions. My blaster being Photomatix by HDRSoft to merge the three photos together and produce the image I saw.
Now, where did I put my Lightsaber?