1311 – After The Rain

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 thoughts on “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. 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?

    1. 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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