I spent the afternoon of July 4th at the Tryon Palace in New Bern North Carolina. New Bern is a great place for photography and on this day the grounds were buzzing with people in period costumes. While snooping around the various buildings, I found this small cellar with what looks like stuff hung up to dry inside those white bags. I’m not sure what it is but the whole scene was a great opportunity for High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography. And if you look on the back wall, I think those are supposed to be big hunks of meat . . . just like they did it when that area was the home of the governor of North Carolina.
Processing: I used nine images shot from -2 to +2 ev at .5 ev apart. After loading them into Nik HDR Efex Pro, I concentrated on bringing out the detail on the right side and giving the left side a darker appearance to allow the hanging white bags to stand out more. I used Curves and Hue/Saturation in Adobe Photoshop to give the final image to a totally realistic look.
Equipment used: Nikon D700 with 28-70mm f/2.8 lens set at 28mm, f/6.7, ISO 1250.