The Greek Islands are on the "go to" list for sure. HDR processing here really does a pretty remarkable job enhancing the detail in the rock texture. I know some geologists who might really like ths one for that reason. GOTTA SEE IT IN LARGE ON BLACK for the full effect.
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
I've not done this before in 238 posts...I am reprising a photo. This one appeared in a post from the very first month I started this blog using the term "warm". It showed up again in this search, and I somehow regard sort of like an old friend. So I am going to post it again for those who may not have seen it the first time around. Definitiely A MUST SEE IN LARGE ON BLACK. I think this is just a sensational shot that shows so much of HDR's positive qualities. Look at the soil texture, at the wood grain, the embers, the pot texture, the pot shadow. It's all very real and very zen.
Monday, February 18, 2008
Magical. Every now and then a true jawdropper comes through that is a perfect example of why I do this blog. This shot is definitely in that club. TRULY AWESOME IN LARGE ON BLACK! Where's it from?...from Romania in the Transylvania region. A perfect use of HDR and extremely well done...thank you, tudor tigau.
Sunday, February 17, 2008
It's one of those days where a search word presents itself...today it's because Kosovo declared its independence. I have no special connection to Kosovo, but I figure that there are a lot of people for which this is supremely important and who are doing some heavy celebrating tonight. The search produced just one pic, but, boy, is it a good one...and good for Kosovo. GOTTA SEE IT IN LARGE to fully appreciate it.
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Sometimes you see a photo, and you are just glad that someone was there to capture it before it was gone...VERY POWERFUL IN LARGE ON BLACK.
The search word tonight came from listening to the late great Jeff Buckley's version of "Hallelujah" (the now defiinitive version of this Leonard Cohen classic ). Embedded below if you care to listen. It'll have to hold you a couple of days too, because I am heading out of town...likely w/o access to the web for a bit.
Uploaded by Rock-90s
Friday, February 15, 2008
Missed a day, but back today with a quick post...one with an unusual perspective. GOTTA SEE IT IN LARGE ON BLACK. Usually there is extraordinary depth in HDR photos. For some reason, this one seems foreshortened...appearing to bring the background right up into the foreground. I think it's because the level of detail does not recede with distance in this one. I like it.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Foggy winter morning, Broughton, Cambridgeshire, England. Uploaded into Flickr by mmayson.
Monday, February 11, 2008
Haystack Rock. Uploaded into Flickr by johopo (John). Click on pic to see it in Flickr.
With all of the closed-in shots I've been selecting lately, I was really needing a majestic landscape. Got a nice one here, I think. But you really HAVE TO SEE IT IN LARGE TO GET THE HDR EFFECT. I have been to Portland (a nice place), but never got to Cannon Beach to see this, so this will have to do for now.
Sunday, February 10, 2008
A "twofer" of great HDR Photos today...from the same photographer. Both were taken in the old city of Hvar, Croatia. The textures look almost too real...like they are part of a movie set. And as usual both are much better large:
PHOTO 1 (Above) IN LARGE ON BLACK
PHOTO 2 (Below) IN LARGE ON BLACK
AND...about Hvar, I found out that they are so proud of their weather that they guarantee it:
When it snows, accommodation in Hvar's hotels is free.
Also, from November to March, hotels offer special discounts:
-when it rains for more than three hours
-when it's foggy; or
-when the temperature is below 10°C (50 deg F)
I think that's a slap at London.
So just for fun I checked tomorrow's forecast for Hvar, Croatia:
Monday Feb 11: Scattered Clouds. High: 42° F. / 6° C. Wind NE 8 mph. / 14 km/h.
Looks like lunch could be on the house tomorrow.
Saturday, February 9, 2008
This photo conjures things from dark corners. It may be one of those rare HDR shots that I prefer in a regular size, but it definitely needs a black background. Here it is IN REGULAR SIZE ON BLACK, and here it is IN LARGE ON BLACK.
Friday, February 8, 2008
Here's a pretty cool treat that comes up from time to time in these searches. FIRST, HAVE A LOOK IN LARGE ON BLACK. This is not a model with play figures. It's a real town square that is post-processed in both HDR and "Tilt-Shift" fake model processing. The Tilt-Shift processing artificially shortens the focal length, tricking the eye into thinking it's a short-focus toy model. Thanks, stevecek.
Makes me remember this previous post, my favorite Tilt-Shift HDR Shot.
Posted by HDReader at 9:15 PM
Thursday, February 7, 2008
There is a world of difference looking at the above shot and the LARGE ON BLACK VERSION. Definitely an entrancing gawker in large. And here's another related shot, also by James Neeley, that really shows HDR at work...just look at the incredible detail in the shadow area on the left side...I find it totally amazing that there is such detailed information stored in a dark (virtually unexposed) portion of a photo that only comes out when the HDR software teases it out.
The search word today was inspired by a pretty cool photo blog I saw...French Landscapes.
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
The Church... Uploaded into FLickr by gastronauten. Click on pic to see it in Flickr.
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
"Inside-the-church" shots are a frequent HDR subject. I am not always partial to them unless they are very well done. This one is obviously one. GOTTA SEE IT IN LARGE ON BLACK. Just terrific detail enhancement going on here.
Tick mark for that trip to Rome...but still I think Iceland is first on that "go to" list.
Just a note to let you know that this blog is now being picked up via RSS feed by W3streams.com as their HDR Pic of the Day Blog. It's a pretty cool site of various categorized pics of the day. Check it out. Kinda makes me feel a bit like Navin R. Johnson...
"I am not a bum...I'm a jerk"
Monday, February 4, 2008
Sunday, February 3, 2008
Sorry, Pats. I was rooting for ya to finish 19-0, but it just didn't happen. Liked the results of the search though...just 37 pics came up, and this was clearly the best, especially the arching girders above the train. GOTTA SEE IT IN LARGE ON BLACK FOR FULL EFFECT.
Of course, maybe 18-1 was better for me because there was just one pic that comes up with a "19-0" search.
Saturday, February 2, 2008
With multiple reflections involved, I'm not sure I fully know everything that is going on in this photo. Pretty neat. Please have a look: ON BLACK, and LARGE ON BLACK
The confusion it creates is a little reminiscent of this one from the archives.
Friday, February 1, 2008
Green lake. Uploaded into Flickr by wili_hybrid. Click on pic to see it in Flickr.
Looked into this a bit more and found out that this train is from a strange Bolivian train cemetary...and it's located on the largest salt flats in the world (100km x 120 km).
Butch: Sheesh, all Bolivia can't look like this.
Sundance: How do you know? This might be the garden spot of the whole country! People may travel hundreds of miles just to get to this spot where we're standing now. This might be the Atlantic City, New Jersey of all Bolivia for all you know...
Butch: You'll feel a lot better after you've robbed a couple of banks.
The real story?
- February 25, HDR Thriller (enjoy)
- February 23, 2008 HDR Thriller (lookout)
- February 20, 2008 (flu)
- February 19, 2008 HDR Thriller (inside out)
- February 18, 2008 HDR Thriller (light)
- February 17 HDR Thriller (Kosovo)
- February 16, 2008 HDR Thriller (hallelujah)
- February 15, 2008 HDR Thriller (busy)
- February 13, 2008 HDR Thriller (country)
- February 11, 2008 HDR Thriller (sea)
- February 10, 2008 HDR Thriller (alley)
- Februrary 10, HDR Thriller (sweep)
- February 8, 2008 HDR Thriller (square)
- February 7, 2008 HDR Thriller (landscape)
- February 6, 2008 HDR Thriller (dramatic)
- February 5, 2008 HDR Thriller (ray)
- I am Somebody! I am Somebody!
- Februrary 4, 2008 HDR Thriller (spirit)
- February 3, 2008 HDR Thriller (18-1)
- February 2, 2008 HDR Thriller (blue)
- February 1, 2008 HDR Thriller (green)
- ▼ February (21)