I captured the five small images on the right side of the image above just after dawn using five different exposures to capture the brights of the lights, the darks of the shadows and everything in between. You can see them better by clicking on the image to enlarge it in your browser. I then merged them together in software to create the High Dynamic Range (HDR) image in the lower right of frame.
This created a very workable image but there were things that needed to be fixed before I would call it a finished image, ready for delivery to the client. For instance the dull sky needed to be replaced and distractions like the signpost removed, the brown grass made to look greener, replacing missing pine straw around the bushes and straightening the crooked window shades all needed to be fixed. There was even some foliage added to the three bushes at the front so they would look healthier. That's an image I'm proud to present to a client.
If you are or if you know a business owner who wants their building to be seen in the best light, even if the images were taken before the sun came up, tell then you know someone who can create that image, point them to this post and introduce us in an email or over coffee. Thanks for visiting the blog, and remember, I don’t just take pictures, I create images.