Towering behind a grass-covered amphitheatre and adorned with provocative art from all corners of the globe, the remains of the Berlin Wall peer down over Mauer park’s wannabe pop stars. Cutting through inner-city greenery like a concrete snake, history’s most revered division now acts as both a haunting reminder of humanities darkest hours and a popular canvas for modern social thought.
Blown highlights? Crushed blacks?? Chances are you’ve either borked the exposure, have your eyes closed, or have just reached the dynamic range limit that your device is capable of seeing. Employing bracketing, and to a greater extent merging the bracketed frames, will allow you to move beyond this limit. Your phone probably already has an HDR mode, try it out. Now interweave this technical wizardry with the power of memory, imagination, and passion and the artist in us can begin to recreate that moment the way we saw it with our mind’s eye.