3 Exposures (-2,0,2)
Canon EOS Rebel XS
Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX
11mm at f/4.0
Set on tripod
-Taishi Matsumoto

Photo taken at the abandoned Knox County Poorhouse by Bob Kueppers. Shot with a Canon 50D, 18-55mm lens, tripod, 3 exposures merged using Photomatix, color adjustments in Aperture.
Built in 1878, this 40,000sf, four story tall building was at the time one of the largest buildings in the country. In 1953 the poorhouse was shut down only be be revived by a bible college then in the 1990's the old poorhouse turned into the House of Nightmares were it was a hunted house one month out of the year. In the early 2000's the hunted house was moved to a location in columbus because of the house being in disrepair.
-Bob Kueppers

On a rare day this time of year in rainy Oregon,
the sun was shining, lighting up the bottles & plants.
I used three photos with different exposure and the
HDR option in Photoshop CS3, then applied some
adjustment tools.
Camera Info: Olympus E-PLI f/8 1/200 sec ISO 200 No Flash Auto.
-Kay Owens

A detail from the statue "Angel of
the Waters" at the Boston Public Gardens in Boston, MA
Olympus E-620 camera
Olympus Zuiko 12-60mm f/2.8-3.5 lens
Polarizing filter
3 exposures, merged in Photoshop: 1/80 sec at ISO 250, 1/125 sec at ISO
200 and 1/80 sec at ISO 500
-Peter E. Lee

I shot this photo in the Thornton Park section of Orlando, Florida.
The image is the result of 9 exposures, processed with Photomatix Pro. I used a Canon Rebel XTi camera, with a Sigma 10-20 zoom lens. ISO was 200, aperture was f9.0, and the lens was at 10mm focal length. A tripod was used. Exposures were from 1/400 of a second to 1/8 of a second. Post-processing was with Photoshop Elements.
-Gerry Rosser

Here is my contest entry! My own 1987 Pontiac Fiero GT
Canon PowerShot SX1 IS with built-in 5.0-100.00mm (35mm equiv 28-560mm) lens
f/4.5, 1/25,1/100,1/300 (+/-2 steps). ISO-80
No tripod, just crouched and propped up on my knee
Taken Saturday, April 24, 2010 approx 6:30pm
Software used: Photomatix and Photoshop
It was a fairly nice day up here in New Hampshire so I took my '87 Fiero GT for a weekend drive and found a nice abandoned gravel parking lot and decided to take a mini photoshoot.
- Chris Andrews (Gizmodo username: StalePhish)

This is a house on a hill near our home in Olsbrucken, Germany. My first attempt at HDR photography, but I think I'll try playing with it a little more.
Details are:
Canon EOS Rebel T1i, kit 18-55 lens on tripod
Aperture F/6.4
Focal Length 27mm
ISO 100
Exposures were 1/30th sec, 1/80th sec, and 1/125th sec.
Edited with Photoshop
-Bill Griggs

Canon XT 8MP, Tripod, Aperture Priority, auto bracketing.
This shot is a windmill just outside Wells-next-the-sea in the south of England. I thought it would look interesting to have a picture as if it were part of a painting, though the lens-flare got in the way - I do think it worked out though, it adds a 'JJ Abrams' touch.
-Jonathan Harrop

Things are looking up.
Canon 7D, 24mm prime lens.
P mode, spot metering: F/14, 1/800 sec, 100 ISO.
Bracketing: +/- 1.3 steps (f/11, 1/500 sec, ISO 100) and (f/16, 1/1250 sec, ISO 100).
Combine under and over exposures in Photoshop CS4: (Merge to HDR, adjust a nudge, convert to 8 bits-channel with Equalize Histogram, crop)
- David Lee

This photo was taken in the middle of Tokyo (Ginza area) a few days ago. It had been raining all through the afternoon and dusk, when I took this shot. Even through the rain, I took my tripod out into the middle of the street to do my best to capture some of the amazing Tokyo scenery from the ground level.
This was taken with a Nikon D3X, f/8, 19mm (Nikon 14-24mm lens), and ISO 100. There were 5 exposures from -2 to +2.
I also have the full size at 5,900 pixels across that in case you want an extra-big wallpaper!
-Trey Ratcliff

A lovely Saturday afternoon with the Canon T2i led me to Autzen Stadium here in Eugene, Oregon. Auto-bracketed shots, a little combination in qtpfsgui, and then some adjustments in Gimp let to what's attached. This is my first try at HDR, and doesn't look like entirely like unicorn explosions.
Camera - Canon T2i
Lens - EF-S 18-55mm, with a Neewer 0.45x Wide Angle add-on piece
ISO - 800
Aperture - 16.0
Shutter Speed - 1/125 for the mid range shot - +2 for the bright piece, -2 for the dark piece
-Jacob Strouckel

Canon 5D Mark II
Shutter 1/60sec
Run through Photomatix
This is my kitchen table owned by the 7yr old.
-Chris Stokes

Canon 7D
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS lens
f/7.1 ISO 100
I was just walking around campus and hand held this shot in front of the Sci/Tech building.
-Eric Rall

Nikon d50
iso: 200
2.0 step auto bracket
Took this shot in Toronto on top of a parking garage right after Earth Hour. The lights are just starting to return to the cn tower. If you look over the left edge you will see a ten story drop. I had to maneuver myself up onto this ledge with my tripod scared shitless, with that feeling that some invisible force was going to give me a little shove.
-Ryan Emond

Nikon D90
18-200mm Lens at f8.0 / 20mm / ISO100 with shutter speeds 1/800, 1/200, 1/50
Merged & Tonemapped in Photomatix Pro
B&W conversion, clarity and contrast in Adobe Lightroom.
I was driving around shooting some HDR of the view of Puget Sound from my neighborhood, but wasn't really feeling the composition of the shots, so on a whim I took some wide angle shots of my car.
-Brian Shrader

What do you do when you're trying HDR on a crappy semi-overcast day and you only have an iPhone and an auto-HDR app? You give up trying to make something realistic, and use the weaknesses to make something cool.
-Pete Puleo

I was using a Canon 5d mark2. this was taken at an abandoned children's insane asylum in Odenton MD.
-Jonathan Hudson

These shots were taken in Brooklyn on Friday, at 8.33pm.
The settings were :
20s - 30s - 10s
ISO 100
10 mm
-Céline Ruffino

Please find attached my submission for the HDR challenge.
It's the New York Flatiron building shot on the 04/23 with the Canon Rebel Xti using the Sigma 10-20 mm.
The f was 4 for the 3 shots used and the exposure was 1/320s - 1/800s - 1/2000s
It was combined using Photomatix and processed by Photoshop Elements

To get the shot I might have breached the security fence outside Paul Revere Park and temporarily declared myself "authorized personnel." I shot it the night of 4/24, around midnight, and this was the only shot I was able to get before my car got quite badly stuck trying to move to get a better angle - but I've made the best of what I got! (Suffice to say getting stuck was no small problem while trespassing on state property...)
Camera: Nikon D5000
Lens: Nikon 18-105 F3.5-5.6
Metadata (for all):
30mm @ F4.2
ISO 1000
Aperture Priority Auto
Center Weighted Metering
Metadata (individual exposure)
Shutter 10/13, Exposure Bias +1
Shutter 1/5, Exposure Bias -1
Shutter 1/20, Exposure Bias -3
-Sean Silney

Nikon D300s
Gitzo Tripod
Nikon 18-200mm
Camas Lily Fields
-Chuck Pepper

This is really my first attempt at HDR, I've played around with it a little bit in the past few weeks so I was excited when I was this come up. The image was taken at the lake down the street from my house with my canon 300D. ISO 100, this is a set of 3 exposures -3, 0, +3. taken with a 55mm prime lens with a polarization filter. I had walked down to get a shot of the sunset over the water but I liked the way the sun was setting through the trees.
-Brian Moyno

This is a shot of the remains of a small pier at Rehoboth Beach, DE, about 10 minutes before sunrise. I used a Canon Digital Rebel XT and a Canon 24-105 L Lens @ 67 mm, mounted on a tripod. I used three images, ISO 200, aperture f/11, shutter times of 1/6, 1/25, 0.6 sec. I had the exposure compensation set to -1 to prevent the overexposed image from blowing out, so the exposure biases were -1, -3, +1. I created the HDR in Photomatix, then blended the HDR with the first exposure (which I bumped up to ev 0) to make the HDR a bit more subtle.
-Joe Russo

sony alpha 200 with no tripod
-Ryan Dopps D.C.

This is the abandoned Peter's Cartridge Factory located about 15-20 miles north of downtown Cincinnati, a few minutes from Kings Island.
Canon EOS 40D
Canon 17-85mm IS
Manfrotto-Bogen 390RC2 Tripod
Focal Length - 28mm
ISO Speed - 400
Aperture - F13
Exposure 1 - 1/10s
Exposure 2 - 1/40s
Exposure 3 - 1/3s
-Jeff Graham

Nikon D60
Lens: Nikkor 18-55mm f/ 3.5-5.6
ISO: 800
Exposure: 1/3200 sec @ f/ 5.6
Focal Length: 20mm
Taken in Minneapolis, MN while skipping class to enjoy a beautiful Earth Day celebration with friends Alexa and Ashely. This is the Basilica of Saint Mary just off Hennepin Ave downtown. We started the day on the University of Minnesota campus with the hometown band Cloud Cult celebrating life and love before taking the rest of this wonderful afternoon to explore and enjoy the city.
-Alex Corcoran

This is the church where i grew up... a beacon of light in a dark world. taken with an alpha 200 with no tripod
-Denise Dopps

My cat, Bronson,
shot with a Canon 7D
ISO 100
fps 1/30
-Josh Pearson

I used a Sony Alpha 100
These shots are from the roof of my apartment building. They're all of the upper west side of Manhattan.
I followed the tutorial you posted. Used Photoshop CS3.
-Daniel Rosenthal

Shot was taken crouching near this creek on the landscape setting.
Shot with a Nikon D3000 with my 18-55mm Lens. ISO at 320 Focal Length at 32mm.
This was taken on the St Mary's University Campus in the woods near the Frisbee Golf Course. St Mary's University is located in Winona, Mn right in between some beautiful bluffs and the elegant Mississippi river. I went out on a day of shooting with my girlfriend and we had some fun taking some really neat pictures in the woods.
-Jeffery Petersen

Nikon D90
No special settings, just used the bracket feature and photomatix
Ran out into the middle of Broadway right below Houston and took the pic(s) of the view towards uptown.
-Roman Valiouline

Canon 40D
Sigma 50mm f/1.4
Tv: Shutter 1/1000
Av: 1.4
ISO 100
Shooting raw and converting to .hdr with Photomatix
-Pourio Lee

Nikon D300
18-200mm 3.5-5.6
Focal Length: 200mm
Aperture: f/11
Shutter Speed: 1/800s
ISO: 800
7x exposure bracket: -3.0, -2.0, -1.0, 0.0, 1.0, 2.0, 3.0
Shot on the side of a cliff at Great Falls, VA - right about here.
I'm guessing you guys have more of the over-the-top style of HDR in mind but I prefer to use it subtly to enhance rather than recreate an image... most of the time anyway.
-Brian Minsky

I was stuck in Vienna / Austria last week for work. Well after we knew the airport was closed and the whole Europe was shutting down. I grab my Nikon D70 and D40x with a huge tripod and walked 30 miles everyday. Here's what the result of this romantic capital.
The Vienna Srtate Opera House (wiener staatsoper)
Nikon D70/ Tokina 12-24 F4 lens. 3 bracketing shots processed in Photomatix Pro and Adobe Lightroom to add vignette.
-Ong Arttasan

I was actually on my way to get my PS3 repaired and I saw some beautiful clouds from the car so I decided to take some shots from out of the window. I ended up getting lucky and a beautiful field just happened to be on the way back home.
Camera:Kodak P850
Lens: Built-in
36mm (35mm equivalent)
1/800 sec
-Bruck Assefa

Shot outside Central Park/Apple Store NYC. A tired horse having food, and annoyed by pigeons. There is slight ghosting on a few of the pigeons cos they just could not stay in one place!
Canon 50D
ISO 250
65mm (28-135mm) lens
No Flash, No Tripod
-Varun Mehta

setup: canon t1i 18mm on 18-55mm kit lens, f/4.5, ISO 100, 3 exposures
1/1000, 1/250, 1/60
Driving through Redwing, MN and it wasn't raining for once so I
thought I would try and take a picture from on top the the bluffs
overlooking the Mississippi River valley and Redwing.
-Steven Henle

Shot with a Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1 (have it cause of your review)
Used an exposure difference of 1 and -1
Combined Photomatix pro 3
Just happened to have a beautiful day this week and found an abandoned steel foundry. Chose this picture because this room reminds me of Byberry mental hospital that i used to explore before deconstruction. From the rusting ceiling to the brick smoke stack out the window... i enjoy this shot. perfect hdr opportunity.
-Joshua Johnson

I shot this in a friends garden, using a Panasonic LX3 in Auto mode ( 1/1000, f 4.0 and ISO 80 ). It was quite windy so I couldn't take 3 exposures, instead I used a single RAW and exposed it 3 times. I created the HDR using HDRtist and then cropped and tweaked the photo using Funtastic Photos.
-Joy Sha

Sony Alpha A100
Minolta 50mm Prime
ISO 100
F1.7 ; 1/25 -> 1/50s exposure. 3 shots in RAW.
Combined with photomatix
Jumped off the Q train on the way home tonight @ Prospect park to take a couple shots for the contest. All hand held, leaning against a column for support.
Combined in Photomatix quickly - no cropping or other editing. Don't have the exact photomatix settings, but were something along the lines of:
Strength: 76
Color Saturation: 100
Light Smoothing Low
Luminosity -10
White point 2.09%
Black point 6.76%
Gamma 0.71
-David Roy

I shot this with a Nikon D80 and an 18-200mm lens. I saw how beautiful the clouds were and took these shots with a panorama head on a tridpod and using a remote release. I wanted to keep it natural looking, so did not merge a lot of exposures.
Location: Playa Del Rey, California
1/160 on the first shot and the second.
Used Photomatix to HDR and tone map and Photoshop to clean up the rest.
-Sheri Determan

This shot was taken nearby the Devereux beach Santa Barbara CA.
Canon 40D with Cokin GND Filter
17mm F/4.0 ISO 200
3 exposure HDR processed with ‘Dynamic Photo HDR'
-Dhilung Kirat

Photo of the Monterey, CA Fisherman's Wharf about 45 minutes before sunset
Taken with a Canon EOS Rebel T1i and stock 18-55mm lens
5 exposure levels combined in Photomatix Pro 3.2.7 and tonemapped with their in-house plugin
-Giani Waghelstein

I used a Pentax K110 with an 18-55mm lens, Aperture Priority set to 9.0 to get me good depth of field, with an ISO of 800 and the thrre exposures of 1/125, 1/250, and 1/500.
Its my first time submitting for the shooting Challenge, and my first attempt at HDR. I took this from inside an abandoned barn overlooking preservation land on the Long Island Sound. Its not the most dramatic, but I wanted to do something where it looks natural- how I saw it when I was there, but with more range then a camera normally can pick up.
-Frank J. Varro

So here's my shot at this contest. Its a picture taken of the daily workspace of my best friend which I have always found amusing. The place was not arranged in any way, I believe its what adds the uniqueness to the shot.
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: AF-S Nikkor 18-105mm 1:3.5-5.6G ED
ISO: 200
-Manuel Gomez

Canon t2i with 50 f/1.8, set to ISO 800 at f10 with three exposures
bracketed at 0 +/- 2 EV. Location was the interior of the Kabuki
Theater in San Francisco.
-Michael Koperwas

I used my Canon 450D (Digital Rebel XSi) with the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L lens. The three exposures were shot at -2, 0 and +2 - at f/8, ISO 100. I'm using a Gitzo Explorer tripod and a Giotto ball head.
The 800px version was sharpened a little as it suffered a little from the size reduction.
-Eivind K. Dovik

This is definitely not a very flashy example of HDR, but it does have a very wide dynamic range. The light bulb must be shot with a very fast exposure to avoid blown out hightlights. The film negatives are some 35mm film shots I took with my Diana F+.
Pentax K-x
Pentax 50mm F/1.2 lens at F/16
ISO 200
1/1000 sec, 1/60, and 1/15 sec exposures
Combined in GIMP
-Devin Lee

I was in San Fran for the weekend (just a day) and did this shot in Kite Park. Taken with a Nikon D90, several shots, stitched together after rendered in HRD with Photomatix Pro.
-Chad Estes

Heres a shot I grabbed today at the third annual Austin Psych Fest. I took it this evening and I apologize for it being a little late.
One raw image shot on a Nikon d300 with a nikkor 105mm, iso 200, f2.8, then run through photomatix — no photoshop textures, etc. The guitar/amp belongs to The Black Angels. A great local psychedelic/experimental rock group down here in Austin, TX. Hope all is well, and thanks!
-Bret Zausmer

Object is located in Pegli Genoa Italy
-Ferry Alayn

Shot with a Canon 550D
ISO 100, f/5.6, 1/500 sec, 62mm
Taken from a trip to Tioman which feature the cloud and blue water.
-Simon Liu

Taken this past week in Laguna Beach!
Nikon D300
5 exposures (=2 to -2)
Tone Mapped in Photomatix
Nikon 12-24 f/4.0
Focal Length: 12 mm
ISO 200
Laguna is one of my favorite places to visit in the US. The coast is wodnerful anytime of the day! This was taken in Heisler Park at Sunset.
-Pete Talke

Camera used was a Canon EOS 400d, with autobracketing, shot from the wrist.
3 exposures merged together, with a copy of the middle exposure overlaid to get the water sharp.
Then some minor tweaking with curves, hue, saturation.
-Sander te Hennepe