Friday, July 29, 2016
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
In fact last season this was a sunflower field, and apparently this one plant has self-seeded itself.
Who needs conformity?
Saturday, July 16, 2016
I guess I place myself somewhere in the middle but closer to the dislike camp. On first seeing HDR it can be quite seductive: bright colors, over-the-top detail, seeing into the shadows, no blown highlights... and an almost surreal vision. Of course, like many things, a little can go a long way but people into HDR tend to go a lot longer than needed. There are some famous photographers who have created a personal empire based on their talents with HDR.
Generally I stay away from multi-exposure HDR but Lightroom now has built-in capability so I though would give it a try. Certainly not a great example, but it is fun to try different approaches realizing it is only a diversion, not a direction.
Of course, strictly speaking, I actually use a bit of HDR in most of my images by manipulating highlight and shadows using controls and curves. But that can be done without the full HDR give-away look. It is also possible to use multi-exposures and masking to obtain HDR, and that can be done very successfully.
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Monday, July 11, 2016
Which I guess explains why there were so many Indian and Pakistani restaurants within walking distance... of course in addition to the obligatory Hard Rock Cafe.
On the dusky scene below, feel free to click for a larger version.