I rarely photograph landscapes, but I couldn’t resist experimenting with this farm scene near Spicer, MN that we have visited several times before. I call it Thresher Hill because the farmer has collected some old grain threshers and lined them up on the hills behind his fields.
And now for some photo experimentation with HDR. This technique allows you to merge photographs shot at different exposures into one blended photo. I usually try 5 different exposures (-2, -1, 0, +1, +2), and then enter combinations of these exposures into the Photomatix software.
I like this last one — it reminds me of Ansel Adams’ dramatic photos of Yosemite. Click on any of the photos to get a more dramatic full screen image.