Friday, December 29, 2006

Avalon Photographers

On the 28 I went out to Stiles cove with my parents and brothers on a photographing Mission. It was a nice crist sunny day with great light on the clifs. Posted by Picasa

Monday, December 25, 2006

Another HDR experiment

This is a HDR merge of 17 images, probably rather more images than I need, but I am still experimenting.
I was hoping to get enough dynamic range to expose correctly got the bright sky and the dark shaddows under the sheds.

The sky came out very noisy again and I think the camer amay have moved a bit because ther eare some weird effects on the legs of the shed. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

CarPark HDR

Another bash at HDR, here I took a set of 10 images ranging from 1/30 to 40 seconds, was going to do more but it was clod and snowing. The was a lot of contrast in the scene, from the flurescent lights to the shaddows by the walls, this processing seems to have worked fairly well, even if the subject is rather boring. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, December 03, 2006

HDR-Tone mapping Experiment

I have been messing about with HRD images for a while now and have not had much sucess, I usually produce images that have a uniform flat dullness, not the vibrant colours and interesting lighting effects that I have seen on the web.
Here is today's effort, probably my best yet, still not quite there.
This image was created from 3 camera RAW images with different EVs, one for the brightest parts of the sky, one for the bottoms of the trees and one in the middle. I merged to HRD then tone mapped and compressed with FDRtools (the most basic and crappy looking HDR software I have used) It is actually a DOS application with a very basic GUI.
I think I could improve on this image by taking 5 images covering an even wider range of EVs. There is also more I could do in FDRtools to reduce the glow around the trees, and If I paid for it I wouldn't get the magenta crosshairs (which I have managed to mostly desaturate in photoshop)
I think this technique has some potential for me, but I have a way to go yet. Posted by Picasa