Djust Photography

6/18/09
Here’s some fun with the Tv setting on my Cannon. It was a misty, humid, mosquito-ridden walk in the woods, but worth it!

rhodadendrons

green mist
what is that glowing blob?

What is that strange glowing blob?

cascade 4

cascade 3

falls 1

close up falls

Cascade 1

cascade 2

Check out many of my photos on Panoramio.  It works in conjunction with Google Earth so you can map any of your photos to the exact place they were taken and anyone with Google Earth installed can see them.

panoramio

11/30/08

Lately I have been fascinated by HDR (high dynamic range) photography. I’ve been experimenting with it for almost a month now and can’t help but parallel the technology to sound. The more I delve into visual art, music and science the bigger the realization becomes that it is ALL ONE! that’s right. All of our senses pick up on different facets or expressions of the same source. All that has been created really does shout out its Makers Name.

But back to HDR photography… If you’re interested you can find an excellent tutorial on the hdr process here: http://www.photoshopcafe.com/tutorials/HDR_ps/hdr-ps.htm . In a nutshell, HDR uses digital technology to expand the dynamic range (darks to lights) enabling the photograph to capture more details in the highlights and the shadows. You then work with this extended range in a 32 bit environment (instead of 8 or 16 bit) then tone-map it down to 8 or 16 bit so it can be printed or displayed on a moniter with less dynamic range than 32 bit allows.

here’s some of my experiments:

my first one I did manually in a kind of pseudo-hdr process. I took two different exposures and combined them manually and here’s what came out:

Sunset on Red Hill

Sunset on Red Hill

Then I discovered that I had all the equipment to do a REAL hdr image so I went to work. This first set shows a  comparison…

No HDR

No HDR

Here's the same shot made of 3 combined shots and then processed as an HDR

HDR

Here’s some of the fun I’ve had so far…

Red Tree

Red Tree

the tracks at Holtwood

the tracks at Holtwood

fall trees

fall trees

fall cloud

fall cloud

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