May 162010

It was mostly cool today, not at all inviting to go out. I used a few minutes in the afternoon though to take this image. It’s a series of bracketed exposures, sky and background taken from an HDR rendition made with Photomatix Pro, the foreground just being from one single light exposure.

The rest of the day I worked on my Java Enterprise Edition 6 tutorial for the other blog. More than 16.000 words, 51 screen shots, lots of program code, and still not done yet. I admit, I already hate it 😀

The Song of the Day is “After The Rain” from Barbra Streisand’s 1984 album “Wet”. Hear it on YouTube.

  4 Responses to “1311 – After The Rain”

  1. This is the kind of HDR I like: it’s basically invisible, instead it helps the image by combining visible earth and sky in way that we can see them within one adaptation zone of the ey. Well done.

  2. Thanks 🙂

  3. I agree with Marcus. When using HDR for a landscape that’s supposed to look natural, this is the way to do it. But sometimes a fun application of HDR is nice to produce a poster-like effect or some surrealistic type of colors and drawing. Depends on the subject and the intended end use.

    Andreas, I love the details of the grasses and flowers in the foreground. I would have thought that you had shot 2-3 images, each with a different focus, and then combined them. Can you do this when shooting specifically for HDR – include the focus differences, too? How would the software handle this?

    • Nope. The camera can’t handle it. This is a solid f11 at 42mm focal length. The trick was to make some test shots with manually set focus, set by experiment to somewhere in the near middleground.

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