A new ATLAS photo exhibit explores the use of digital manipulations that combine multiple exposures to create striking images.
The 20-photo show, located in the exhibit area of the hallway west of the main lobby, was created by Bruce Henderson, who is communications director for ATLAS. The exhibit is in two parts. One is called Boulder Planetz and depicts eight iconic Boulder locations, including the Roser ATLAS building, as individual planets.
Each planet consists of from 21-24 digital photos that are stitched together to form a single panorama that is then wrapped into a spherical shape akin to a planet.
The second part is a set of 12 photos entitled “Time Expired,” all taken at an abandoned mining town located about two hours south of Las Vegas. Each image consists of three separate photos, taken at different exposures, that are combined into a single hyperreal image that looks more like a painting or drawing than a photograph.
The technique used for creating the images is called High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography. The technique has roots in mid-1990s concepts of designing graphics for games.
Henderson, a former journalism professor at CU who has taught photography and digital editing, has a master’s degree with an emphasis in journalism photography from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has worked as a newspaper photographer, reporter and editor.
His award-winning photography also is on display at Art Mart, located on the Boulder Downtown Mall.