I love HDR Photography, and the lower resolution full frame Sony A7s really needed to be tested out! I ended finding this recently abandoned facility that happened to have a wide open gate in front to my surprise! So, I drove in and parked just out of visual from the road 😉
From the front this place is very impressive, colorful, and overgrown! The Sony A7s offers 5 frame auto bracketing which is awesome! So now, you can get more than 3 frames at once which can be helpful if you prefer using more frames than less. I find -2,0,+2 to be enough usually, but depending on the scene more can help.
I went pretty far with the processing, so this first shot may be a bit over the top for a lot of you 😉
Be sure to Click the Photos for the higher res ~1000PX versions
As you can see the Sony A7s, and pretty much all the Sony cameras I’ve tested lately for that matter, is capable of creating some pretty awesome HDR Photographs. What I like about the Sony A7s in particular is the noticeable corner clarity advantage over my A7r, although much lower resolution. The additional bracketing option of 5 frames is also really nice and a welcomed improvement over the other full frame A7 and A7r. Hopefully a firmware update will add that feature for those wanting it on the other models. Self-timer with bracketing would also be a welcomed feature by me and many others coming from Canon or Nikon. I would Sony would want to make those folks welcomed, and that feature would help I believe 😉
I took all of these photos hand-held by the way, which is far from ideal and proper form. I should have used a tri-pod and remote for the best sharpness possible, but I was not supposed to be their I’m sure, and was in a serious rush. I was basically jogging from spot to spot as I was exploring for cool compositions at the same time. I really want to go back at a better time of day with some more dramatic light and clouds ideally. Then I can do the long exposures which will create to cool streaking cloud effect that you may have seen on the web. Usually in BW though, I was thinking and HDR photograph of the scene would look pretty cool as well. If you are wondering how I processed these photos, be sure to check out my recent HDR Photography with the Sony A7r – From Start to Finish Tutorial This Way >>
Thanks again for checking in and comments and/or questions always welcomed, Jay