Breathtaking Pixels: A Collection of HDR Images

by Casey Lynn
Contributing Writer, [GAS]

Today I stumbled across this collection of 17 of the Most Visually Beautiful HDR Images, and found myself staring at some of them for quite a while. I wish I was on a nicer monitor instead of my laptop so that I could fully appreciate them.

The definition of HDR, according to the poster: “High Dynamic Range. An HDR image aims to store pixel values that span the whole tonal range of real-world scenes. In order to create such an image several low dynamic range (ie ordinary digital photos) taken at differing exposure values are combined.”

It looks like he did a search for HDR images on Flickr and found the best ones. Needless to say, this is one of the reasons I love Flickr. Not only can you find such amazing amateur photography, but a great deal of it is licensed under Creative Commons, so it can be shared with the world!

The image pictured here is my favorite. As described by the source: “I made it to the heart of Ta Prohm, an undisturbed Bayon ruin out the outskirts of Angkor Wat. It was late in the day and there was a break in the afternoon summer showers.” To me, it looks like something straight out of a fantasy film.

[Picture Source: Flickr]

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