Photo: Scoreboard HDR

Scoreboard HDR

Photo: An HDR image of the scoreboard at the Allstate Arena, in Rosemont, IL

Not exactly another hockey image from last week, but something I felt like sharing today. I captured the source images for this at a game in November in between periods. Seeing that there’s not a lot of opportunities to shoot HDR at a sporting event while the action is going on, I looked elsewhere.

Now, some HDR images can be taken handheld, but wasn’t taking any chances with the indoor lighting I was in. Since tripods are frowned upon in sports arenas, I was lucky enough to have seats right between the railing separating our section from the one in front of us. That, and my friend the 2-second delay timer, and I had an instant tripod.

I shot this with my Canon 20D, which its tiny LCD viewer (when compared to my Rebel XSi) didn’t give me too good of an indication whether the frames I took would work. In the end, I think it came out okay.

What do you think?

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  1. Peter Liu January 9, 2010 at 4:52 pm #

    Nice work! Tone mapped in Photomatix?

  2. Kris January 9, 2010 at 5:54 pm #

    Yup, PhotoMatix for the tone mapping. Still getting my feet wet there since I don’t use it all the time. Tried to retain details in the rafters as well as not over saturating the red in the scoreboard.

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