Archives for the month of: December, 2014

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Why is it that every time you see an HDR photo, it’s always a landscape? For a Christmas exhibit I participated in this month, I decided to try HDR photography on close-up stills.

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It worked great! I simply set up the stills, mounted my camera on a tripod, screwed on my Promaster close-up filter set and plugged in my remote shutter release.

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I set my Canon on auto exposure bracketing (AEB) in order to get the three shots I needed for HDR processing. Since I had the ISO set at 100 for maximum quality and the camera set on AV at 5.6, the shutter speed was pretty slow.

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I used a light box for most of the shots with filtered light illuminating the entire box. For the shot above, though, I laid the lights on a reflective surface and had no other light. The shutter was very slow for this one. Turned out good though.

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The three shots were then processed in my trusty Photomatix program and cropped in Photoshop Elements 12.

HDR photography does make great landscapes, but that’s only the surface. My next project, HDR portraits.

IMG_2128There is a stump in my yard that has stood unadorned for several years. The other day, I noticed that it is almost completely covered with this interesting fungus. It grows entwined with the moss on the north side of the stump and alone on the rest. If anyone know what it is, let me know.

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Winter is a tough time for botanical photographers. Not only is there not near as much to photograph, but I have to don way too many clothes to take pictures of what there is.

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That’s why I love evergreens. They provide a much needed dash of color in an otherwise brown landscape and I have them close enough to my house that I don’t have to put on a coat.

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I shot these after a recent snowfall using AEB and processed them in HDR.
Merry Christmas to all my followers.

 

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