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Summer Fun – a composite

A few weeks ago I was sitting in the back reading ‘Within the Frame’. Naturally, I had my camera in my lap while I read. Just to enhance the reading experience. My daughter and her cousin were jumping on the tramp. … Continue reading

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a Pseudo-HDR image

This is a follow up to my last post. In that post, where I created an ‘HDR’ image from a single RAW file I lightly threw out the following statement: I guess it isn’t technically an HDR, just the Tone … Continue reading

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HDR from a single image

As promised, here’s my next foray into the realm of HDR. I ran a single RAW image through the Photomatix Tone Map. I guess it isn’t technically an HDR, just the Tone Map. Still, I wanted to see the impact. … Continue reading

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BW Versions of Yesterday's HDR

Just to take yesterday’s images the next step, I converted the two tire pictures to B&W to see how they fared. I converted them using CS3’s Black & White  Adjustment tool. To keep the comparison fair, I used the same … Continue reading

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2 More HDR

First, just to get it out of the way, I have a thing for signs. Texture and signs. Better yet, texture on signs. Someday maybe we’ll get into the why. For now, we’re just going over the how. Particularly, the … Continue reading

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HDR – Technique or Fad

Here’s a great discussion on HDR by R.C. Concepcion at Layers Magazine. Is it a valid technique or a fad? Why Does HDR bring out the best/worst in you as a Photographyer? – by R.C. Concepcion It comes down to, … Continue reading

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HDR with Photomatix

I ran the same images I did my last HDR from through Photomatix to see what you get from paying for something (except I haven’t paid for it yet – doing the trial thing – but it’s supposed to be … Continue reading

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Cool new thing (for me) – HDR

A new discovery (at least for me) – HDR or High Dynamic Range Images. See Wikipedia – HDR for a good definition. The idea is to take bracketed exposures of the same image and merge them to increase the image’s dynamic … Continue reading

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First Step…

There are, in my mind, two approaches to learning – memorization and integration through repetition. Memorization takes more a focused effort and provides immediate results but fades over time. Integration takes longer, provides results more slowly, but when you get it, you … Continue reading

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Texture intrigues me

I love texture, shape and direction. I love the random details, the organic patterns. And after 20 years, I find myself going right back to the same visual elements I captured and enjoyed then. I definitely have a thing for … Continue reading

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