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Old 08-20-2010, 07:59 PM   #85
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You make Mt Rainier look like a park.

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Thanks Brian.

Mt. Rainier is a park! A National Park - really a national treasure! It is so spectacular right now at Paradise ~ even the most landscaped garden/park could not compare ~ partially because the flowers go on forever.
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Old 08-20-2010, 09:03 PM   #86
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The photos look beautiful Penney! Thanks for sharing them.
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Old 09-20-2010, 09:53 AM   #87
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Here are a couple from Glacier/Waterton...

Taken last month when on our 50th anniversary 'road trip!'...

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Old 09-22-2010, 05:33 PM   #88
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Taken last month when on our 50th anniversary 'road trip!'...

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*Nice Photos!* Are you using a some HD tricks in processing or was that as shot?
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Old 09-22-2010, 06:00 PM   #89
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*Nice Photos!* Are you using a some HD tricks in processing or was that as shot?
Thanks, Carol, for the kind compliments!

Yes, they have been pretty heavily juiced through both an HDR processor and GIMP... with no more talent than I have, I need all the "cheap tricks" I can muster!!


The rowboat shot was taken in your fair country... Waterton Lakes National Park... stunningly gorgeous place!

Thanks again...

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Old 09-22-2010, 06:10 PM   #90
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Speaking of HDR...

Here's a shot of one of the wheels of my car reflected in the wheel of a friend's car... this shot actually had very little HDR processing... sometimes, I just get lucky!

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Rob the photos are good regardless of tricks used to achive the extra punch! The only reason I asked is I have been wanting to try a little HDR myself. :-) Can I ask which HDR processor you are using?
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Rob the photos are good regardless of tricks used to achive the extra punch! The only reason I asked is I have been wanting to try a little HDR myself. :-) Can I ask which HDR processor you are using?
Good morning, Carol...

Although I joked around about using "cheap tricks," I am actually very impressed at the creative stuff that HDR processors provide... so much more than we could ever do in the darkroom!

I was a late "convert" to digital photography, having spent some fifty years as a serious hobbiest using Leica and Rolleiflex gear. My first digital camera was a little "point & shoot," pocket-size Casio which turned out to be pretty capable. Then a friend of mine introduced me to HDR and things haven't been the same with me since! I took a deep breath and bought a decent digital SLR and some good glass and started fiddling around with HDR right away... it's great fun and - as with most things - the more I fiddle with it, the more I learn and the better the results.

I am using the DPHDR processor... you can download a trial version here: http://www.mediachance.com/hdri/index.html . You will find that the trial version will do most of the stuff that the full version will, but it puts a "DPHDR" banner across the bottom of your photo (you can allow for that when you make your exposures). Photo Matix is also a very good processor (here: http://www.hdrsoft.com/ ) but many prefer the DPHDR if for no other reason than its excellent alignment capabilities.

Also, if you don't have Photoshop (and, like me, are unwillilng to pony up the big bucks for it!), GIMP is open source and provides probably 90% of what Photoshop does... lots of tutorials for GIMP on YouTube, too.

Go ahead, download the trial version and give it a try... nothing to loose!

All the best,

Rob

By the way... want to be inspired, look here: http://www.stuckincustoms.com/ This site also has a pretty good HDR tutorial.
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Taken last month when on our 50th anniversary 'road trip!'...

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Wow! Beautiful! Makes me want to go there..........
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Even for "Snapshots"

Carol... Me again!

Here are a couple of shots to compare... one is just "as taken" and the other was processed by DPHDR... I didn't do a thing to it, I just opened it in the program, resized it and here 'tis.

So, here's my point: This is really just a "snapshot," nothing more, but even letting DPHDR have its way with just the one, single exposure makes (at least to me!) the photo much better... there is "shadow detail" that was not visible in the "original." Is it "better" or not? Well, every person can judge for themselves... certainly everything shouldn't be all jazzed up with HDR, but it's an excellent "darkroom" on my desk.

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Rob thanks for the info. I took some photos this summer that I have a hunch might pop in HD and had taken a look at the site you recommended in the past. Will have to give it a go one of these days.

I do have the current Photoshop suite but to be honest I also have Lightroom 3 which I use for the vast majority of my photo's - only go over to Photoshop when I want to do some really serious playing around - with lots of cutting and text etc which is not to often. If you have not tried Lightroom you might find its a pretty good program for most of your day to day adjustments although you can get a wide range of plug ins free for it that give you some pretty cool results. Lightroom is way cheaper than Photoshop and it has a real good Library flagging and tagging system making it easy to pull up photos and it lets me keep everything in the original raw format. When you make adjustments to a photo it leaves the orignal file as shot and just adds an additional development file to it. There is a free trail version you can give it a try on.

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Every Once in a While...

It's simply spectacular! This from Santa Rosa State Park in New Mexico.

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Has anyone been taking pictures of the fall colours and other evidence of the change of seasons?

Here is my offering:
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Lovely Brian.....I'm impressed you found such a red leaf since your clime is same as ours. There seems to be a dearth of color this year due to the rainy September, leaving the Big Leaf Maples spotty brown instead of golden, the vine maples sort of shriveling up without turning red, and most natives just sort of dying off. I have photos from colorful past years on my photo site: Colors of Fall

My offering from this year is blueberry and loganberry leaves.
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