Sunday, October 23, 2011

High Dynamic What?

You may never have heard of High Dynamic Range imaging, but I bet you've seen images that have run through an HDR process.  Essentially, you combine 3-5 images at different exposures and using software, combine the images to create dramatic effects.  There are some incredible artists online doing amazing things with HDR.  I am by no means an expert, but I thought I'd dabble.  Below is my dabbling. 

 In order for HDR to work well, you need high contrast images.  See how the sun is coming up over the mountains, but you can still see detail in mountains?  This is impossible to accomplish with normal metering.  Only in HDR.

Wellsville Mountains as seen from Cutler Marsh
Not HDR, but I had to throw in a Deke'r photo...

...and a fish photo

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Falling Up

There's a chill in the air, the thermostat is up, and the colors are popping in Logan Canyon.  One of our favorite times of year.  The Waterfowl season has begun, fish are hungry, and there isn't a bad view no matter where you look.  It's panic mode around the hatch house trying to determine how to spend a Saturday... fish? hunt? pics?.... all of the above?.... yep.

Want a "misty morning" look to an image?  Breathe hot air on your lens and then take the pic....

  My kind of fall colors

See the duck....

....get the duck

Have you heard?  Purple flies are all the rage.

Yep, that's my fly rod.  Logan Canyon beavers are a little more than eager.