Before you pack your tripod for a vacation or business trip, make damn sure you remember your you put your ball head! I had to hand shoot these images braced on a freezing cold metal hand rail in 13 degree weather with dinky fleece gloves on. I reiterate, make damn sure you remember where you put your ball head! My tripod wouldn’t fit in my bag with the ball head on, so I put it in a separate compartment and forgot where I put it come photo time.
HDR processing does not like a series of long exposures. There is a lot of artifacting that happens in what should be the blueish black night sky. While it took me several failed processes and several minutes racking my brain, I figured out a nice setting and the reason why that artifacting happens. But as usual, I will show that tutorial on Friday. For the time being linger on my images and a simple piece of advice: The answer is in the gamma!