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Easter – town walkabout – photography


I’m learning about HDR and tone mapping. So here are some (mostly) overdone tone mapped images that I took on Easter. (Except the sunrises, I took those the day before, and I had to include some fishy pics.)

I’ll learn some restraint, but it’s kind of fun to just blast them out like this. Check out Trey Ratcliff’s website, Stuck in Customs (that link takes you to his HDR tutorial, which has some nice samples of this type of thing) for more of this type of post-processing (except he goes to much cooler places than I do).

Anybody else out there messing with HDR and tone mapping? What photo techniques are you learning/working on?

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13 comments for “Easter – town walkabout – photography”

  1. Beautiful! Great work!

    Randy Kadish

    Posted by Randy Kadish | April 14, 2009, 7:39 am
  2. Love the pix. The techniques make the images look like oil paintings. Fascinating. You ask if anyone else is “messing” with HDR and tone mapping. I’m not, Scott, but I have been messing with the older lady up the street and I’m beginning to understand how to take descent shots with my Kodak Brownie Hawkeye!

    Posted by Bob Granstrom | April 14, 2009, 8:38 am
    • You Casanova, you! I hope the “older lady” is at least not married. A Brownie? Now there’s a classic. Do you really ahve one? And, do you take pictures with it? Do you develop your own film? I taught at an elementary school that had a darkroom and I taught my students how to develop black and white film and make the prints–fun stuff!

      Posted by Cutthroat Stalker (Scott) | April 14, 2009, 8:52 am
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  4. Extra time?

    Posted by Talking Bull | April 14, 2009, 1:18 pm
    • Every morning I’m up at 5:00. So from 5:00-6:30 is some “extra time.” Let’s see on my Spring Break, here is where I snagged some more “extra time”: Thursday night I was up until 1:15AM (up at 5:00), Friday I was up until 12:15, Saturday 11:45, Sunday 12:30. Any time after the family goes to bed (about 10:00) and before the family gets up (about 9:00 on non-school/work days) is my “extra time.”

      Posted by Cutthroat Stalker (Scott) | April 14, 2009, 1:43 pm
  5. Wow, that is really cool. I’m going to have to go through that tutorial and figure that out – real nice.

    Posted by DS Flyfishing | April 15, 2009, 4:13 pm
    • Thanks! Unfortunately he uses two pieces of software that have an additional cost: Photomatix (it’s a $70-$100 PhotoShop plugin/standalone software), Lucis Pro ($595 plugin, LucisArt 3 ED has some of the capabilities at a mere $279) and Noiseware plugin for Photoshop ($50-$70).

      However, you could get good results with just the Photomatix. In fact, I’m messing around with Photoshop with no plugins and am getting some decent results. I’ll post some pix a little later with the Photoshop action I’ve pieced together to do it and some basic instructions.

      Posted by Cutthroat Stalker (Scott) | April 15, 2009, 4:45 pm
  6. Great Shots! I am hearing great things about larger fish on a local alpine creek, round mid June and you need to come up for sure in early July for Salmon Flies on the SF.

    Posted by Kevin | April 15, 2009, 7:55 pm
  7. Scott!
    These pics are sweet. Maybe I’ll have to break out of my slump and learn these tricks.

    Posted by Boone | May 4, 2009, 11:06 am

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