Not satisfied with the gloomy weather we had for our Chihuly tour at the Salk Institute on the previous day, I convinced Angela to return with me the next night in order to get some long exposure shots of the artwork. The pieces were rather brilliantly lit, so I ended up shooting bracketed exposures for most of the shots and combining them to make HDR images. I’m not a huge fan of HDR photos that look like outlandish cartoons; I find that whenever I use the HDR method myself, it’s more to solve the problem of several stops of difference in proper exposure between the highlights and the shadows in the frame, and I edit the resulting photo to look fairly realistic. But enough with the photo nerdery – enjoy the images!
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