Posts Tagged ‘hdr’

25th January
2011
written by admin

One thing I’ve wanted to do since moving to Queen Anne was take a picture of this church. I thought it looked really interesting with its little bell tower, the bricks, the architecture of the windows, etc. The wide angle lens was perfect for this, to get the entire church in view. Then I had to wait for a day where I was home when it was still light outside. Today, I finally had that chance.

I decided to turn this into an HDR image because the sky was blown out in every picture I took that got the church in the right colors. And you couldn’t see many details about the church if I metered against the sky. You can see the original images below. I think the only thing the image gained from the HDR was a little more grayness in the sky but even that was worth the HDR effort.

I didn’t take my tripod with me, so the original images didn’t match up perfectly, leaving a little ghosting, but I still think it looks ok.

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7th January
2011
written by admin

The theme I’m using for my wordpress blog came with an image for right beneath the header. It was a mostly black and white image of the Brooklyn Bridge. It was a neat picture, but it wasn’t personal. So I replaced it with an image I took of Seattle. While I like the picture I took, I don’t think it fits the color scheme of the site quite as well as the image that came with it. Which has led me to want to replace it with a shot that was more gray. While this isn’t that difficult, this being the middle of winter in Seattle, I still wanted a pop a color in the image.

I took three shots this morning at -2, 0, +2 exposure values and used Photoshop to convert it into an HDR image. It was alright, so I messed around with the settings a bit. Somehow I managed to turn the city mostly gray, and I turned up the red saturation just enough to enhance the red already in the image without turning the entire image red. I’m not sure why the sky has a bluish tint though, and I’m not sure how to get rid of it. There was a peak of sunlight this morning, which I believe added to the color in the image. I will have to go back another day, when it is completely overcast and take more pictures. And maybe I’ll even remember to grab my tripod for once.