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At The Height of Terror | by Gregg L Cooper
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At The Height of Terror

So I get this great idea, "let's try and take some HDR shots from the top of the Tower of Terror..."

Hahahahaha! What was I thinking??!! I set the camera for a 3 shot bracket in aperture priority at f/3.5 before the ride started and snapped away at the apex of the rise. My camera was fooled by the gravity change and snapped one of the images in vertical format! So instead of a true HDR image, I used the best image of the three, ( which, of course, turned out to be the image that the camera turned vertical on its own) and used Lightroom to produce 5 duplicate images with different exposure levels. These were imported into Photomatix Pro and tonemapped, followed by some tonal tweaking in Photoshop. The two kids in front of me are my son and his girlfriend.

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Taken on August 1, 2010