High Dynamic Range + ing. HDR is a set of techniques that let the photographer achieve a greater range of luminance between the darkest and lightest tones of the image. By bracketing the exposure of a picture taken different times, each having a different exposure, plus the combination of software like Photoshop, allows the photographer to achieve this HDR effect.
Playing with my new camera, I realized that it gave me the option to bracket the exposures between the shots, making the HDR process much easier for me. I have known about HDR for a few years now, I tried it in the past with my older camera getting really nice images. However the process was a bit difficult, and getting three shots with different exposures each, meant having to play around with the shutter or aperture in between each shot. Which meant moving the camera slightly, not great when you are trying to capture the same photograph. Even with a tripod, it was never quite the same.
I tend to bike downtown on the West Side Hway, this time I decided to go up for a change. I had been to the Cloisters many years ago and remember it was a pretty high mountain; The view as I had remembered was amazing leaving me with great HDR photos.