Tokyo Night Photo in High Dynamic Range: Please Build HDR into Cams!


You might have already seen this HDR, or High Dynamic Range, photo of the Tokyo skyline at night from Boing Boing or JeanSnow’s blog. I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it, so here’s a post. It was taken by an unspecified Pentax DSLR, according to flickr’s metadata. Of course, the magic to HDR is done post shot, in photoshop, where a filter can comb through three photos of the same scene bracketed -/+2 stops to capture the best possible fidelity in different brightness ranges for hyper cool looking photos like this.

What I’d like to know is, cameras can autobracket exposure as it is. Why can’t we build this into cameras as a feature? And then, my eyes.