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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Can you see it? There's something different about these photos.

Cliff Rocks HDR.jpg

They're 'High Dynamic Range' images, otherwise known as (1) take the same photo at ~three different exposure levels and (2) use Photomatix or similar software to combine the various photos. Then you end up with a more "realistic" image in which the parts of the photo at the extreme dark/light ends of the spectrum are clear. There's a collection of more specific resources available here. J went a little crazy with the HDR shots on our recent California trip, there's more up on his flickr account.

mist trail hdr.jpg

I think they look like paintings.

3 mile trail hdr.jpg harbor hdr-Edit.jpg
Alcatraz HDR2.jpg
Lighthouse HDR.jpg half dome sunset hdr.jpg

15 comments:

Stephanie said...

They are stunning. So beautiful!

debbiecutieface said...

amazing!

Elle said...

These are so awesome!!

ellie said...

oh my freaking goodness. those are amazing! I really, really like the second one. It's gorgeous!

Jamie said...

These are extraordinary - what a cool technique

Atley said...

I found it strange how real pictures could look like paintings or even in real life when looking at a landscape it can look like a painting. maybe I'm just weird.

Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

wow. very cool!! makes me want some photography lessons :)

Rosie said...

Those are superb, so realistic it almost jarring.

nancy said...

oh, wow... so professional and beautiful!

by the way, chocolate and warm caffienated beverages happen to be one of my favourite mental-health boosters.

TexaGermaNadian said...

Those are paintings, right?! :) Awesome pics!

Nicole said...

Wow! Very cool. It is hard to believe those are photographs. Definitely look more like paintings. They're so pretty.

Stephanie said...

They really do look like paintings! So cool!!

Deidre said...

They're very cool!

The Many Colours of Happiness said...

what a great effect!!! The last one is so breath-taking.

Halley said...

The one of the ship is my favorite. Photography is such an art. How did he get them to line up?

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