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'A Reflective Moment', New Zealand, Tasman Sea Coast | by WanderingtheWorld (
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'A Reflective Moment', New Zealand, Tasman Sea Coast

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Below is an excerpt from my travel blog. Cheers.


One of the advantages of shooting HDR is having a tripod. You're able to capture a few self portrait shots like this one. I never used a tripod before HDR as I loved capture candid moments and mostly people. The tripod usually indicated to people that I was going to take their photo and a lot of the time ruined the moment. I'm learning that the tripod can actually work to my benefit though. If you're shooting HDR, you should have an external shutter cord. This will take away any movement of your hand applying pressure to the camera. On that note, when you shoot hdr, set up your tripod and pretend to be on your cell phone or texting someone. People will notice your tripod but once they see you're busy doing something else they carry on. With your external shutter cord you can be snapping away. It's a great way to capture candids.


This shot was taken on the Tasman Sea Coast. It was the first time I had seen the coast and I decided to watch the sunset. HDR does wonders when capturing scenes such as this. If you're interested I'm traveling the world right now and I'm keeping an HDR blog. I'm uploading photos daily. I'm currently in New Zealand but off to Australia tomorrow. Check out Cheers.

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Taken on May 4, 2010