Disney Train approaches Space Mountain in Orlando, Fla.
One of three neon-laced Harleys on a street in Victoria, B.C.
This is a radically altered HDR (High Dynamic Range) composite image. For those not familiar with HDR, one original photo was taken, then a lighter and darker version were created and edited to bring out a wider range of color capture and detail, especially in the shadows. The HDR program then blends the three photos together, bringing out the best details of each. The adjustments were exaggerated here to create an artsy, graphics type effect but that can be controlled for a more realistic look. With HDR you can take sunset photos at the beach, for instance, and get a finished image with the beautiful sky, nice waves, and the beach sand all in proper exposure. This end result is a range of sensitivity closer to that of the human eye, which is nearly 3 times greater than that of today's cameras. The best HDR images are usually achieved when working with a series of original photos of a stationary object taken at different exposures-the common technique of bracketing.