Sunday, 6 September 2009

25 Stunning HDR Photos

Carefully applied, High Dynamic Range (HDR) imaging can create visually stunning pictures which blur the difference between reality and illusion. HDR imaging is the process of taking several photographs of a scene at various exposures, then merging them into one file. So the entire photograph can look crisp and detailed, from highlights to midtones to shadows. So photographers needn't sacrifice any part of their image.

This post covers 25 stunning HDR photos. Many of them might look surreal, too colorful, even magic or fake, but they are not. Keep in mind that they’ve all been developed out of usual photos, and not a single image is an illustration.

  • This selection isn’t supposed to be complete which is why I encourage you to post links to further stunning HDR images in the comment box.

  • There is no ranking, all pictures have been selected due to their outstanding quality and excellent execution.

  • You can explore further works of the designers and photographers we’ve featured below by browsing through their sets on Flickr.

  • All screenshots are clickable and lead to the pages from which they’ve been taken.

  • You might want to take a look at this book Complete Guide to High Dynamic Range Digital Photography I reviewed earlier this year. Using this book is the easiest way to to master this exiting relatively new technology with this thorough easy to follow and visually stunning book. It covers everything you need to know to produce some great HDR photographs, from how to take great source images to how to merge and tone map your photos

Here are 25 stunningly beautiful HDR photographs.

Just behind those buildings lies the oncoming zombie horde.

Golden Gate HDR

Reflections on the Arctic Sea

New York - West Side Story

There Even Was A Rainbow!

Run to the water

Lost in space

Opera on Ice II

Yacht Shopping

hdr tree



City at 60 degrees North / Icebreaker Krasin

I have sailed the seven seas ...

One Night in Bangkok

Caracara takes off

The Eyes Of London

HDR photography

Tokyo Nightscape

The Veins of Bangkok

skyline of bruxelles

This is not a mirage ...

Lava Streets

CBD, Singapore @ HDR Night


rachel 15 September 2009 at 04:43  

hey all the picture are fabulous...

sbunting108 15 September 2009 at 13:13  

Thanks rachel!

Karl Foxley 2 October 2009 at 12:20  

These are some awesome pics! Some of them grab the eye and really hold your attention.

Thanks for sharing,


sbunting108 2 October 2009 at 13:29  

Thanks Karl

Sham 6 October 2009 at 05:31  

Looks awesome buddy!

sbunting108 6 October 2009 at 05:59  

Thanks alot Sham!

JaiVin 19 December 2010 at 22:56  

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Kate 22 March 2012 at 06:08  

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