Big Chicken

Big Chicken © Harold Davis
Big Chicken © Harold Davis

My kids tell me that a T-Rex dinosaur is a relative of birds like a chicken or turkey, both being descendants of pteradactyls. It’s a little hard for me to see the resemblance, but here’s the skeleton of the very big chicken that lives in the Life Sciences building on the UC Berkeley campus, shot using HDR.

Many HDR photos involve strong contrast in lighting and a high tonal range. In this case, there wasn’t a great deal of contrast and I could have captured most of the tonal range in one exposure. The point of using HDR was to allow me flexibility in dealing with apparent color and lighting so I could make the T-Rex seem to pop out of the background.

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