Scrap Metal, an HDR image

Scrap Metal

This old piece of junk is just wasting away at Aldeburgh Beach, Suffolk. There is probably some monetary value in the metal alone. The photo has been edited in an High Dynamic Range format to show the detail in the machinery and to bring out the colour. This photograph looks fantastic especially when printed with metallic inks.


Is a coastal town in the English county of Suffolk. Located on the North Sea coast to the north of the River Alde, the town is notable for having been the home of composer Benjamin Britten. As the centre of the international Aldeburgh Festival of arts founded by him in 1948.  It remains an artistic and literary centre with an annual Poetry Festival. It is a former Tudor port and was granted Borough status in 1529 by Henry VIII. Its historic buildings include a 16th-century moot hall and a Napoleonic-era Martello Tower.

Second homes make up roughly a third of the town’s residential property. The town is a tourist destination with visitors attracted by its Blue Flag shingle beach and fisherman huts. Two family-run fish and chip shops are apparently cited as among the best in the UK – Wikipedia

Photography Tips:

Should you encounter any unusual objects such as this, HDR photography can liven up a photograph. This abandoned machine had lots or character, features and colours. Photography like all art is subjective, so this image may not appeal to everyone but some will love it. There are many manuals on HDR photography and online guides. HDR photography the combination of images, merged together at different shutter speeds. Different shutter speeds will allow in different levels of light. By combining these images you can manipulate the light, for which the camera cannot. The HDR technique can make  a photo look more exciting.

Almost any camera will do the job when capturing HDR, consequently the editing software is key. The software is where all the magic happens, the combining and enhancing.