Have you ever wondered what to do when you find a great treasure, but it’s in a dark room and you don’t have a flash or a tripod? Me too!
I never really learned how to use a flash anyway. I tried it a few times with borrowed equipment, but since most of my photographs are natural light landscapes, I didn’t make the investment in any lighting equipment. But my experience tells me that using the flash on my camera is never a good idea.
When I found these old windows lined up in a dark old attic, my only option was to crank up the ISO. There was some light coming through a corner window, so once again I chose the hand-held HDR technique.
I took 3 brackets at ISO 3200. In Lightroom, I reduced the noise on each of the raw files before combining them in Photomatix. Then I sharpened and reduced the noise once again in Photoshop.