This post about my visit to Delhi was inspired by another blog “Shankar Market, Old Delhi and the Weekend” – click, visit and see some more lovely photos with great colours.
Also see “Where the guys gives roses” by the same author.
I ventured out the office today shortly after midday to experiment a little and get some fresh air.
Here are some photos I took in Kloof.
This post is followed by “Another mini-expedition in Kloof, Durban”.
HDR 1 was rock-bottom shocking (in a funny way)..
HDR 2 was an improvement.
Now (HDR 3) is hopefully the last time for some time that I will use this particular title (HDR).
I am a lot happier (ecstatic) with the results from my mini-expedition today.
For now the photos look good enough for my eye and that’s so important. I’m really hooked baby with these “comic book paintings” of mine!
Jayden Miller’s post on HDR, which I read before going outside, gave me just that little bit more info that I needed.
Let me know which one of the following photos you like if any.
Once again, any criticism together with advice on how to improve will be appreciated.
HDR (High dynamic range imaging) 1 was a complete failure.
I went back to the drawing board and read a few paragraphs of Scott Kelby’s book. In my book, seriously, there was limited info. A lovely set of three books that I will certainly now read (been in the cupboard for 2 years untouched).
The Canon 550D camera “followed” me to work today, but it was sadly an overcast day. Not to be disheartened, I started snapping away in break-time. As soon as I got home (still overcast), I snapped some more. In the evening I went visiting and snapped much more.
Between Scott’s book and an online Canon tutorial, I discovered a number of settings I was unaware of when attempting HDR (High dynamic range imaging) 1. Little wonder I failed.
I was doomed to fail again when I tried to “HDR” my photos using the related feature in Corel PaintShop Photo Pro X3.
The wrong software for my very basic knowledge.
I quickly skimmed through his tutorial on HDR as my bedtime was fast approaching.
Trey said Photomatix website so I rushed there and quickly downloaded the trial version of Photomatix Pro 4.2.5.
I have not produced any masterpieces below but really believe that the results are better than my first attempt in HDR (High dynamic range imaging) 1.
What do you fellow bloggers think? Same or a little better?
Bit like comic book photos but I love them.
Any hints and advice will also be appreciated.
The last photo is my least favourite but Raven did advise me to stick to daylight.
I have added two new links from photographer Steve Dorgelo incorporating ways of worship and holy sites
OK so it’s taken me 4 hours to discover that HDR is not as simple as throwing a few photos into a software app, pressing a “one-stop process” button and out comes this amazing photo.
I failed dismally at both attempts but did learn a few things along the way
The thought of “hiding” these two photos did cross my mind, but why waste all those hours of effort.
One day I will look at my first two “HDR” photos and have a good chuckle!
The next attempt produced a slightly different result
I am not going to give up on HDR and here are 22 reasons why not – click here
Have a lovely week at work and if the going gets a little tough remember: “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow” ~ Mary Anne Radmacher
Some fellow bloggers really enjoyed These chaps can really snap. This got me thinking:
“Hmm… let me showcase some more hot-shot photographers (and one painter) in These chaps can really snap 2!”
As with the previous blog, I have attached links to the artists’ profiles (below their photos) so you can see more of their cool work and talent.
I obviously take no credit for their work and am happily advertising what is freely available for all to view (gloat over) on the net.
And now I must read up about HDR and what it might do for my pics!
Also click on the artist’s links as some of them offer online tutorials.
Instead of ending off right here; let me be cheeky and add one of my own favourite photos. Ben Myburgh helped me edit it.