Today’s Photo: Middle of the Aquarium
I took this shot on our last visit to the Tennessee Aquarium. I took one of the Aquarium Center during a previous trip. However, I was not happy with the way it turned out. I set out to get another one. I once again set up using the hand railing and began snapping away. Of course, it is nearly pitch black with the only light coming from the tanks, a few lights on the floor and the colored neon lights on the ceiling. The exposure was extremely long for this. I knew from the last time, that I was not going to eliminate the people in the shot. I was surprised when I began processing the image and found that I was able to get the shot completely devoid of people. This shot would not have been possible without HDR. If I exposed it for the tanks, the ramps would be too dark. When I exposed for the ramps, the tanks ended up being to blown out.