A week or so ago I shot off over 500 exposures to have a play with HDR, I did an earlier blog about it here
Anyway I finally got around to processing the rest of the frames and continued with my HDR experiments.
Reflections in a pond
I never did get a shot of the supermoon, I took this a couple of days before
HDR "High Dynamic Range", yup, I knew you would ask that, honestly I don't know exactly what it is, this however is my interpretation of what it is.
All the pictures in this blog are composite images, at least 3 frames, 1 frame -1.0 EV, 1 frame 0.0 EV (camera standard) 1 frame +1.0 EV then compiled into a single frame in Photomatix essentials, then mosatly tonemapped with the painterly preset, some were processed as natural as tonemapping looked awful.
The idea I think is bring out details in a single picture that wouldn't normally be visible.
Hay's Galleria, on the South Bank of the Thames, I just liked the look of the roof hence this angle.
One thing I hear photographers say a lot is "look behind you", and if you do a 180 degree from the entrance of Hay's Galleria you have H.M.S. Belfast moored on the Thames.
Now, standing on the South Bank if you look left, you see what I consider to be the World's most boring bridge, it's horrible and not a patch on the beautiful old bridge that stood there until 1968..London bridge..how embarrassing.
I think someone had the great idea of "Let's make this really boring bridge look better by lighting it in red" well honestly, what a waste of time, it now looks like the World's most boring bridge but lit in red.
Looking right from the Belfast and in attempt to stop myself from poking my eyes out after taking a picture of the World's most boring bridge I saw these Barges moored on the river and thought they looked like they would make a good photo, so I took one.
Now if you zoom out from the barges, you get the Tower of London, I guess by today's standards not exactly a tower, but in 1078 when it was built it was considered to be a bit of a marvel.
And of course if you look left again, you come across what I consider to be London's best looking bridge, many foreign visitors mistakenly call this "The London Bridge", it is of course Tower Bridge, and is everything London Bridge should have been, maybe the tourists have it right after all?
This is my local pond at night.
All of the above were taking at either dusk or night
Now one school of thought is that HDR lends itself better to night shots, well the only real way to see if that is true is to take some daylight shots, which is just what I did, nothing overly photogenic here, just things that caught my eye.
This is a tree, just in case you weren't aware of this
This is a lamp post, again, just in case you couldn't tell
This is a completely random car.. oh ok, well it's mine
Thanks to the members of this forum I know know that this a Blue Tit
This course is a Magpie.
And this is a Robin.
This is one of my cats, his name is 'effoff' really it is ,because whenever you sit down or any visitors sit down he sits on their laps and makes a nuisance of himself, that wasn't his name, but he gets called it so often he only responds to it now.
And this is my other stupid Cat who falls asleep in the daftest of places, but what actually caught my eye was the crow, I kid you not, it really is sitting inside the chimney.
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