Here is another simple Lightroom HDR (high dynamic range) image of a shooting star wildflower in New Mexico’s Vermejo State Park near a flowing stream. I shot one exposure for the foreground and one for the background and combined them together quickly in Lightroom (Right click > Photo Merge > HDR).

For this image, I used existing light, and popped in a little bit of extra light on the wildflower in the larger foreground with a handheld LED light panel with a warming gel on the front. That made the flower stand out a bit, and warmed up the bluish shadows every so much.

I am leading a photo workshop to Vermejo Park Ranch next month. Check it out if you are interested in learning more about techniques like this!

Shooting star wildflower (Dodecatheon pulchellum) Vermejo Park Ranch, New Mexico, USA.

Shooting star wildflower (Dodecatheon pulchellum) Vermejo Park Ranch, New Mexico, USA. Canon 5D III. 23mm. ISO 1250. f/11.