Heather’s Mom is in town! As such, we’ll be playing tourist for the next week. Of course, I might just take my camera to play around. Here’s from earlier today…
PS – never you mind the miscellaneous odd-man-out thumbnail size. They’re s’posed to all be square, but I suddenly got to learn about RSS caching, and I haven’t caught up yet. (AKA, nevermind, hopefully I won’t screw it up again. Ha!)
PPS – woah – the latest version looks like it worked! nevermind the PS if all the thumbnails look correct!
A couple weeks back I had planned to get up early in order to catch the deep cobalt blue of the sunrise on a lovely Saturday morning. I had looked at my favorite photography app (LightTrac) and determined a best-case-scenario for some excellent sunrise with substance photos.
Anyhow, I arrived at the Fisherman’s Bend dock in Auke Bay hopeful of the specific hue of blue I had been dreaming about, but alas it was too late in the morning to have the darkness I needed. Maybe these things are meant for sunsets alone?
Anyhow, not to be outdone by mother nature, I took a few shots in hopes that maybe I would come up with an HDR image of the sunrise that I as proud of… Not so much. But, the good news is that I enjoyed my quiet (and cold) morning out, and maybe next time I’ll be better prepared to get up earlier!
The one shot I did come away with follows. It is the combination of three images, processed first for noise in Nik’s Dfine, and then secondly in PhotoMatix Pro (a recent acquisition I’m pretty excited to play with!)
Generally speaking, I don’t use HDR much. Most of my post-processing is done through a variety of tools within Lightroom. I lean on things like exposure, blacks/shadows, vibrance & clarity to handle my editing. It works well for me. This time, with the ice (and the extreme darks and lights) I decided to bracket my shots and then create a few HDR (High Dynamic Range) images. I think they turned out alright. What do you think?
See these and more at my 2011 Fine Arts Gallery.