Weapons of Choice

Yes, I’m shooting this with the D800E which is a great camera but I still love the simplicity and the challenge of shooting with both of my Leica cameras.

ISO 400 1/160 sec f/11 85mm (Nikon D800E, Nikon 85mm f1.4, Lr 4, Aperture 3)

The other end of the fountain – HDR necessary?

I read somewhere on the web that the Nikon D800E dynamic range was so great, that shooting HDR (blending multiple images together to increase tonal range) was unnecessary.  This image was one image but edited in HDR Efex 2 so that I could use their tonal range processor.  I believe I have to agree that the need for HDR to get such a large tonal range is probably not needed?

P.S.  I posted the original picture (click thumbnail).  Also, I posted a previous picture of the front of this fountain here.

ISO 100 1/125 sec f4 14mm (Nikon D800E, Nikon 14-24mm f2.8, Aperture 3.3, PS 6, HDR Efex 2)