Bodie State Park - Old Buggy Cart
This buggy is located inside a barn with chicken wire across the entrance to prevent people from going inside. The holes in the chicken wire are just large enough, however, that it's possible to set up a tripod and take a photograph through a hole in the wire. The contrast between areas where there is sunlight and shadow are difficult to capture in a single photograph. I'd photographed this in the past and wrestled with the contrast until I gave up. After becoming familiar with the concept of HDR, however, I found this sort of composition an ideal candidate for HDR and Photomatix. I was looking forward to going back to Bodie and specifically taking multiple exposures of exactly this sort of scene. The results for almost everything I photographed that trip more than fulfilled my expectations. And that visit prompted me to research the possibility for another visit in the form of a photography workshop which provided greater access.