Posts Tagged ‘HDR’

Llanberis Slate Quarry

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

I had only walked through the slate quarry at Llanberis once a few years back. That was a purposeful group march to access the peaks above the quarry. I remember feeling then that the ghosts of the past seemed to linger in the abandoned workers buildings and made a point to get back there with more time. Years later, on the edge of a storm and alone, this visit felt like wandering through a wonderful and abandoned gothic film set.


Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

Explosions in the sky

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

I had it in mind that used tastefully, the photographic High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDR) technique could be effective for adding drama to architectural shots. What do you think?

Porth Clais, St David’s, Pembrokeshire

Summertime rolls…

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

These shots were taken in the rather wonderful Ceiriog Valley, North Wales.

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New Brighton

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

These images I like. When I started taking pictures with my first film SLR as a wee lad, I could never understand why the disappointing colour pictures I got back from Jessops didn’t compare to the dark blue skies and lush green foregrounds I had imagined when I looked through the viewfinder. I didn’t realise that the camera wasn’t telepathic, or that the dynamic range of film was less than the dynamic range of the human eye. If I knew taking pictures was that complicated, I think I would have given up taking any pictures at all.

These images are created using a technique called HDR (High Dynamic Range) imaging. This technique lets a photographer capture something similar in colour and contrast ranges to the range the human eye experiences. I am hooked. The results look just like the pictures I imaged I would be getting back from Jessop’s when I looked through the viewfinder on that old film camera. The only slight disadvantages with this technique is that you have to shoot at least 3 separate exposures of everything, it needs fiddly processing to merge exposures into a usable image, you can’t shoot moving objects, oh, and the results are totally unpredictable. Minor details.

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