Bodie and HDR

Self Portrait, Bodie

Bodie is one of the largest, best preserved, most authentic, and least commercialized old mining towns in California. It is therefore photographed ad nauseam by amateurs, pros, and the rest of us in between.

But it’s a fun place, and, I decided as I planned my latest visit, a good place to try out some high dynamic range (HDR) photography.

All those run-down cabins and shacks with dark interiors and the intense high-desert sun outside: a perfect test for HDR software that combines bracketed exposures to create images closer to what the eye can see, plus, maybe, with just a hint of that surreal HDR tone mapping.

In the next few posts I’ll share some views through Bodie’s windows and doors, as I practice a workflow combining Adobe Lightroom, Nik HDR Efex Pro, and Nik Silver Efex Pro.

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About Tim Messick

Photographer, cartographer, and botanist/naturalist. Home is in Davis, California. Home-away-from-home is the eastern Sierra Nevada. Compiling a flora of the Bodie Hills.
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