First of all I would like to thank The Dispatch in Columbus, MS for publishing an article about me today in their paper. Here is the link to it if you want to check it out. Still trying to get the word out there about my photography to the rest of the state.
Here is a nighttime shot from downtown Columbus of the Holly Hock's store. This is located right across the street from the WCBI building. Nighttime shots can be very tricky, even when not shooting for HDR, however, when shooting for HDR the problem of "noise" can become an even bigger problem as more noise is always introduced when processing the three exposures. This was probably my first nighttime photo shoot, and though there is more noise in the photo than I would like I still like how it turned out. As you can see, most of the noise comes from the roof of the overhang in front of the store, which is where there was the least amount of light, thus less detail for the camera to pick up on even in the brightest exposure. Also, shooting with a steady camera can also be a challenge, which is why I always use a tripod (I actually use a tripod 95% of the time, even in bright daylight). Sometimes the trick here is to not use autobracketing, but instead shoot three exposures manually, though I think I did use autobracketing for this shot since there was no movement going on, save for the guy walking the dog in the background, but I actually don't mind that in this photo.
My favorite part about this photo are the shadows being cast from all kinds of directions because of the many different light sources. This is what can be great about nightime shots in towns near street lights. When shooting during the day, you are almost always just dealing with one light source. The same things apply to indoor shots most of the time when it comes to various light sources or how light can bounce around and change color through windows and such.