Photo Friday: HDR – Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires

While I understand some people loathe HDR, sometimes I just can’t help myself. Seriously man… it just captures all the details you wouldn’t get in a normal photo. So here it is. While Puerto Madero may not represent what “Buenos Aires” is, or really looks like, it is still a really beautiful and neat side of the city to explore.

You will be surprised at how different the neighborhoods are in Buenos Aires. From the funky San Telmo to the super trendy and smooth Puerto Madero, you are guaranteed to find somewhere that will suit your fancy. Even though I’m not much for boutique bars and restaurants, I found myself here every other day to sit, think, and reflect on the architecture.

Puerto Madero

Puerto Madero





24 Responses to “Photo Friday: HDR – Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires”

  1. T-roy May 25, 2012 at 12:59 am #

    I like most can hate HDR because it’s just so easy to take it to far and if you see it over and over again it gets a little old at times. These though look great, esp the 3rd and last photo! Nice work and good job on editing them!

    • Erica May 25, 2012 at 1:30 pm #

      I am NOT a fan of when people overdo the HDR thing – although I’ve been guilty of pushing the line. I just can’t believe more people don’t use HDR for HDR purposes – to see what the eye sees more accurately.

  2. Erin May 25, 2012 at 2:48 am #

    These are great! I actually love HDR and the sometimes “painted” effect. These are stunning and aren’t overdone like many critics of HDR point out. Looks like a cool area to check out…I love the tall ships.

    • Erica May 25, 2012 at 1:30 pm #

      I’m a sucker for ships. It is a damn shame Shaun won’t come within 10 feet of them. I think he gets seasick looking their way.

  3. The Time-Crunched Traveler (Ellen) May 25, 2012 at 9:03 am #

    These are beautiful! No HDR complaints here!

    • Erica May 25, 2012 at 1:31 pm #

      Thank you so much! <3

  4. Ali May 25, 2012 at 11:04 am #

    I don’t like it when people go overboard with HDR, but these look really great. Love your photography, Erica!

    • Erica May 25, 2012 at 1:31 pm #

      Thanks Ali! I’ve been trying to refine my photog skills and HDR skills. I just need to start taking more pictures!

  5. Steve Whitty May 25, 2012 at 1:38 pm #

    See no problem with HDR as long it benefits the final shot. These are great photos.

  6. Andi of My Beautiful Adventures May 25, 2012 at 4:37 pm #

    Awww this is the barrio we married in! Love the shots!!! That bridge is just so beautiful. 🙂

  7. Stephanie - The Travel Chica May 26, 2012 at 6:42 pm #

    I think most HDR photos don’t look realistic. These are just right!

  8. Scott - Quirky Travel Guy May 27, 2012 at 6:08 pm #

    Those last two shots remind me of some of the ships in the San Diego harbor. Nifty pix 🙂

  9. Maria May 28, 2012 at 6:36 pm #

    Lovin’ the old w/ the new. Spent a lot of time studying the skyline shot of old architecture in the foreground and new shiny high rises behind.

    • Erica May 29, 2012 at 12:55 pm #

      Isn’t it fascinating?! It was like this all over Buenos Aires – and one of the only redeeming factors for me. We’re architecture geeks!

  10. Christy @ Technosyncratic May 28, 2012 at 7:43 pm #

    Pirate ship! Well, maybe not, but one can hope, right? 😉

    • Erica May 29, 2012 at 12:56 pm #

      One CAN hope. I had a small freak out when I saw them… like, WOW!

  11. Natalie May 28, 2012 at 11:07 pm #

    I used to love HDR but then it seemed to lose its appeal because everyone was doing it. I like these pictures though, especially the fourth one. Have you ever done any tilt shift photos? I like them now

    • Erica May 29, 2012 at 12:56 pm #

      I haven’t really messed with tilt shift – I’ve tried it a few times on instagram and that is about it. I would love to mess with a tilt shift lens though!

  12. Abby June 3, 2012 at 1:02 pm #

    These ARE pretty!!! And not your usual subject matter. You’re so creative!

    • Erica June 4, 2012 at 1:24 pm #

      Thanks Abby! I spent a lot of time in this area of Buenos Aires because I found it stunning!

  13. Jade Johnston - June 11, 2012 at 7:40 am #

    GAH I need to learn HDR

  14. Camels & Chocolate June 11, 2012 at 4:23 pm #

    I don’t loathe it at all! And I like the large format of the photos–makes all the small details that much more noticeable!

  15. Kris Farring July 19, 2012 at 7:19 pm #

    OMG these photos are absolutely fantastic. The HDR is not over the top like it can often be and simply gives the right glow to make the photos somewhat unworldly. Good job.

    • Erica July 22, 2012 at 2:18 pm #

      Thank you! I’m still trying to figure out what looks best in HDR and I love the details for sure! 😀

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