The darkroom may be a fading element of the rapidly vanishing world of film photography, but all of you out there with digital cameras do have options for manipulating and enhancing your pictures. One of those is known as high dynamic range, or HDR, photography. This technique can help make up for a digital sensor's lack of sensitivity to scenes with a wide range of brightness values.
One practitioner of HDR photography is Sean McHugh, who has an online gallery of photos from his time pursuing a Ph.D. at Cambridge University in England. The image here shows Cambridge's King's College at sunset. McHugh's camera of choice is the Canon EOS 50D digital SLR.
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