Saturday, May 19, 2007

May 19, 2007 HDR Thriller (flower)


After a shower, originally uploaded by Stuck in Customs. Click on pic, see it in Flickr.

You HAVE TO SEE THIS IN LARGE to fully appreciate it.
My sister in the hospital is surrounded by beautiful flowers. At home she has a small watergarden and I think her favorite is the iris. This one may or may not be an iris, but it is a good example of what can be done with flowers in HDR, but flowers are tricky. A lot of flower HDR shots (and believe me, I've looked at a lot) are nothing so different than a regular shot...like this one. It seems to me that HDR's benefits are much more obvious for subjects at long focal lengths because it can perfect the exposure of many more objects that are simultaneously in focus. However, as the picture above shows, when done well, HDR techniques can subtly enhance detail in a unique way in macro shots too. It has also transformed the background here into something different.

In lieu of a Chiller today, I thought I'd treat you to some more flower HDRs I think are excellent...Three's a Crowd, LadySlippers, Rainbow Buds, Shrubbery of Ni, and Yellow Flow. Most are from HDR photographer extraordinaire Stuck in Customs. He definitely has the knack.

3 comments:

paisley said...

it is so amazing... when i open the large view of these i see so many things that arent there... subliminally almost... in this one i see a woman in a long flowing dress in the top of the stem,, just where it joins to the flower on the right.......

Dream catcher said...

yet another magic...tooooo good..now my wallpaper :)

HDReader said...

Thanks to both of you. And come to think of it...you should both check wach others blog's out. You both have some inspiring stuff that make one pause for reflection.

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