Animal Kingdom HDR

The other day my family and I spent some of our Disney Vacation at Animal Kingdom.  I ended up taking lots of pictures of those scenes that most would take being at Animal Kingdom.   I took some fairly good shots of my kids and family on rides and recognizable  areas of the park.  

The final image is and image I would have never thought about shooting until I took a workshop directed by Rick Sammon and discovered the magic of HDR images.  In Atlanta Rick opened my eyes to  a potential image  I would have never imagined possible.  By exposing 3 images to cover the highlights and shadows you are able to create an image that is not possible by just one exposure. Here are the three images shot in my camera with one being what the light meter thought was a normal exposue and then one image 2 stops over exposed and one 2 stops under exposed and the final image a combination of all 3 images processed in Lightroom 5 and Photomatix.