High Dynamic Range Attempt

/Looking out the window of the Thai Lanna Restaurant, Augusta Maine State Airport./
I recently read an article about something called High Dynamic Range Photography in a photojournalism magazine. I decided to attempt an HDR image using my own simplified technique. If you look at the HDR photographer Trey Ratcliff's website you will see what HDR is shooting for. Everything in the images seem to be vibrant and in focus.

Usually you use multiple images bracketed with different exposures to make one HDR image. I think in some cases it would give the same effect as having taken a crisp, bright exposure with a nearly-closed aperture.

The magazine article I read about HDR photography, and the article on Wikipedia fail to mention an early photographer that I think is a father on this technique, Gustave Le Gray. Specifically his 1857 image in which he takes 2 exposures of the same beach scene and combines them to make a single more realistic view. The Wikipedia article places the beginning of HDR photography in 1930s and 40s with photographer Charles Wyckoff. Wyckoff took early HDR-type photos of nuclear explosions that appeared on the cover of Life magazine.

Maine Wildlife Park

The Maine Wildlife Park opened for its first day this year yesterday. Many of the animals there are hurt and need to be taken care of.

A deer through the trees.

My neighbor Donna went too. According to a measurement at the Maine Wildlife Park she is not as tall as the shoulders of an adult moose.

Sometimes the wildlife park seemed a bazaar of bizarre -- roadside attractions.

There was a mountain lion (not pictured).

Some wildlife cages.

A lynx is camouflaged in a cage.

A moose is seen though a chain linked fence.

Of all the animals a bear seemed most secure. A good thing.

Is it white that's supposed to be all the colors combined? Yeah. That's a colorful peacock!

A fox poses for visitors.

More wildlife: Driving back there was a bald eagle flying along I-95. And I later found a tick on my leg.