HDR photography often gets a bad name and doesn’t have to be about overly saturated colours and wide angle lens (though I do occasionally like it). Sometimes, bracketing a shot can simply help you recover a highlight, or just pull out a little bit more detail in the shadows.
Architectural photography doesn’t always have to be wide angle, but can also feature many details which are part of the architecture. After all it’s the sum of the parts that makes the whole. When taking or looking at wide angle shots we can enjoy and get lost in the geometry and scale of a building but sometimes we miss the details.
Taking HDR photography in Litchfield Cathedral was a pleasure (see other photos here ). I found that HDR photography was really useful to capture this image because of the high dynamic range. This means it has some super dark areas (shadows) and really bright areas (highlights).