Saturday, January 21, 2012

HDR on the Job

Just last week I was presented with an interesting challenge by one of the more unusual hotels in town. The Anniversary Inn features elaborately designed rooms based on a dozen or so fanciful and/or historical themes. Every room in the house is a delight and surprise when you open the door and step into it. You could be walking into Catherine the Great's bedroom, a biker bar complete with pool table, or onto the deck of a sailing ship.

The light is spectacularly poor from a photographer's point of view and it would be a tremendous job to light the rooms and do them justice. I had already taken a few sample shots of some of them to show the management what HDR could do (I wasn't sure myself!) and after seeing the results, they asked me to come back to photograph several for which they needed photos. The following are some of the results.

If you live in the area or plan to visit Boise, you can really spice up your nights with a stay at the Anniversary Inn. ( (Exciting dreams are not included but are likely to happen anyway.)