A high dynamic range (HDR) photo is done while taking three (or more) photos at different exposures and then combining them to form a composite picture that retains all of the details in the shadows and highlights. I’ve never attempted to take an HDR photo because it requires the use of a tripod on site and then the software required to compile the images. Turns out, one of the programs I use to organize my photos has an HDR tool. So why not give it a shot.
The big thing I noticed is the light artifacts on the highway. There was something a bit unnatural with the tail lights passing through, and I’m not a big fan of it. If I ever do another HDR image, I’ll probably go for a subject with less movement. I doubt I’ll be able to use a tripod in the Boston Public Library, but that would be a great location for it if I could.