10/4/2011: Eisenhower Park Veterans Memorial HDR

Eisenhower Park in Nassau County New York on Long Island is beautiful park filled with war and civic memorials. There is a 911 memorial there, and this is the Veterans Memorial. As you see, a series of terraced wall fountains and pools bordered with flowers runs down the hill toward the lake.

This is a 3 exposure HDR, from –2.6EV to +1.4EV. The Canon SX40IS has a very flexible auto bracket, though it is limited to 3 shots. The shots were blended and tone mapped in Photomatix Pro and final processed for Clarity and Sharpness in Lightroom.

Canon SX40IS at 24mm equivalent field of view, f4 @ 1/1250th @ ISO 100. Programmed Auto.

And just for fun…here is a single shot comparison, processed only in Lightroom. Which goes to show, you don’t always need HDR.


  1. Reply
    Rachel Pennington November 27, 2011

    Amazing! That color is superb!

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    Matt Greven October 31, 2019

    Hello, I’d like to inquire about permission to use your photo of Eisenhower Park as apart of a cemetery plot memorial for my parents. Please advise if you would require a royalty fee as the memorial manufacturers require clearance of all media used. Thank you very much in advance.

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      lightshedder November 1, 2019

      You have permission to use my photo of Eisenhower Park for your memorial. If you need something more formal, please email me at lightshedder at gmail dot com.

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