At Glen Eyrie, I took a hike with Kathy to Dawson Troutman’s gravesite, high on a mountain. While up there, I tried an experiment with HDR photography (I think it stands for high dynamic resolution). You can take these photos on an iPhone if you have the space and time available, or you can take them on a digital camera if you set your camera to bracket your photos.
What’s bracketing? It’s when your camera takes three (or even five!) shots of the same thing–one underexposed, one perfectly exposed, and one over exposed. The idea is that when you combine the three shots, you get all the brights and all the lowlights, all the things a “perfectly” exposed picture can’t capture. So you get a deeper, more realistic shot.
Of course, when you’re taking three shots of the same thing, you either need a tripod or VERY steady hands. I didn’t have a tripod, but I stayed still and did my best to get steady shots.
So here are some of my HDR pictures from Glen Eyrie. Click to enlarge, and enjoy the beautiful red rocks on these mountains!
The castle from the top of a nearby hill.
The Castle. See why we love it so much?
Blooming mountain cacti.
What a sky.
The castle and carriage house are at the center of this shot.
The red rocks found in the Garden of the Gods.
Looking down on the Glen Eyrie grounds. A beautiful place.