946 – Blinded By The Light

It’s Sunday morning, these are the images of Saturday. I’m in Carinthia, none of these images will go into my SoFoBoMo book.

Yesterday’s weather was mixed, and part of the day I was haunted by a cloud above me that seemed to track my movements. It’s pretty frustrating seeing a nice blue sky with interesting clouds scattered in between, but a landscape that lies in shadow. The result is a lack of color and a strong tendency to underexpose the landscape or overexpose the sky.

Sure, you can help yourself with split neutral density filters, you can do HDR (and the last image is one indeed), but it’s not just the same.

Still, I managed to get a few shots. The first image, the trees on the hill, is an unprocessed JPEG right out of the camera, the second is an HDR image mapped with Photomatix Pro’s tone compressor algorithm, the sky only a tad darkened in Photoshop.

The Image of the Day is of a house near one of our most favorite restaurants, “Hicks’es Wirtshaus” in Hart south-west of Villach, near Finkenstein.

The Song of the Day is “Blinded By The Light” from the 1973 Bruce Springsteen album “Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.”. Hear it on YouTube.

2 thoughts on “946 – Blinded By The Light”

  1. Your eye is nourished by the spontaneous opportunity. And now it has a muscle memory after your daily exercise discipline. You can swing and snap a perfectly composed insight into our primal memories… You can capture what most of us only know peripherally.

    Look… look here how your reflexive speed has controlled the sun! Whoa!

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