Downtown Eindhoven during the World Cup Finals

I rarely, if ever, have done an HDR shot involving more than one person and usually that’s because they ended up in the picture on accident. It’s just not something I think always looks the best and comes across in a very good way.

But I figured I wanted to try it on this one to see how it worked out, so that people could get more of an idea of the depth in this scene. I shot this last Sunday night when we went to downtown Eindhoven to watch the World Cup Finals with the natives. If you recall it was the Netherlands versus Spain and the town was covered in orange. So much orange. We all wore orange that we brought along or bought there, trying to support the Dutch!

This shows how busy it was in this part of the downtown area, but the squares with the giant hanging TVs were even more insane. However, we skipped ’em because the humidity was super high and the heat generated by a crowd of thousands was almost enough to make us feel like we were drowning.

We watched it at this pub on the left and had a super fun time. Wish they would have won…even more wish they had at least scored so we could have felt the crowd’s energy around us.

Better luck in four years guys!

4 replies
  1. Brian
    Brian says:

    Love tihs shot! Can you tell me how you shot this for HDR? With all the people moving how did you get multiple bracketed shots?

  2. Heather
    Heather says:

    Amazing photography Mike. Wow so many people. What an experience for you. I think you need to come to Seattle for a photo shoot sometime. 🙂

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