When you can’t ride your motorcycle, because it’s winter and your bike is safely tugged away in the garage, you can at least scrounge around the Internet for good motorcycle photos, right? That’s what I did last night, and here’s what I found; High dynamic range (HDR) motorcycle photos. If you don’t know what the heck HDR photos are, here’s a description from an article by Jon Meyer

“Today’s digital cameras match or slightly exceed the performance of silver halide film. Computer graphics has achieved the goal of photorealism. Now the goal is to go beyond simply matching paper and silver halide – to create display technologies which can present any visual stimuli our eyes are capable of seeing.

One area of rapid development is in dynamic range. A new crop of technologies using High Dynamic Range imaging (HDR or HDRI) aim to extend the dynamic range of digital imaging technologies way beyond traditional media.”

I haven’t tried my luck with HDR motorcycle photography yet, but here’s a few examples from people who have. If you’re keen to see more, or learn how to do it, I’ve included links to some guides and galleries below the photos.

HDR Suzuki GSXR photo

HDR Matchless photo

HDR Yamaha R1 photo

Guides to HDR photography

More HDR photos

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8 Responses to “High dynamic range (HDR) motorcycle photos”

  1. KC  February 7th

    I think you’ll be seeing a great deal more motorcycle HDRs in the future. They’re able to capture the detail of our favorite rides better than ever before…. Here are a couple of my recent favorites…

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/stuckincustoms/sets/72157594180455594/

  2. Jesper  February 8th

    You’re right KC, and thanks for sharing your favorites. I think we’ll see a lot of the psychedelic ones, that are popular now.

    But also more that just look a little more “real” than regular photos. As usual the art lies in restricting yourself from just using all the bells and whistles your software allows.

  3. MoppedBlog » Motorräder in HDR  February 8th

    [...] Gefunden bei Helmet Hair – dort gibt’s auch noch ein paar weitere HDR-Links.     [...]

  4. Pan Chopper Man  March 21st

    That’s nice but why are the photos so blurry?

  5. amedina  March 24th

    Hey! I’m glad you chose a few of mine to put on your blog, but a referral would’ve been nice, considering they are reserved rights photographs.

    Throw in a link somewhere and we’re a-ok.

  6. Jesper  March 25th

    There´s a link to you on each photo Amedina, always has been.

    If you want me to remove the photos, just let me know.

  7. mike  February 19th

    see a verry nice photo of a bike on that cite : photoserge.com
    R1

  8. Dan Bike  January 24th

    Love that Suzuki but more of a Honda man, love driving around Boston on my Honda vfr400 .

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