Archive

Posts Tagged ‘HDR’

Back to the Lake…

So the morning began with 2 quick geocaches with my one daughter, as my other daughter went shopping with mom. I gave both girls a real pair of binoculars today for their adventures, so during our geocache trek my daughter kept a look out for “muggles”. I wonder if Rowling knows the term is used for non-geocachers… Once we got back to the house they all took off for a play date and I did some quick house cleaning before taking off to get some pictures. I headed out to a small lake that I have not been to in a while to see what I could find. Unfortunately the weather got cloudier and cloudier as I made my way out, yet it remained a rather harsh light, almost like a sky full of florescent bulbs. Reviewing a few of my pictures the histogram showed a lot of blown highlights but to change the exposure enough to compensate would have made all the photos useless; I tried a few test shots to make sure even. It was an all or nothing kind of day exposure wise. It was very busy at the lake with anglers and hikers but I was still able to sneak in one geocache without being spotted. You know it is nice weather and hiking time for me when I come home with my legs all scratched up from bushwhacking, I like it!

Got a few pictures from the day, but I am always looking for feedback and shooting tips/suggestions, lots to learn here.

Spotted the House Finch and the Pine Siskin on the way up to the lake…

House Finch

House Finch

Pine Siskin

Pine Siskin

Pro-Tip for the fishermen: If your old motor is so noisy that it is scaring all the wildlife around the lake, it is also scaring the fish! Buy a nice electric one. Also, I could row faster than that thing is pushing you and it’s not that big of a lake…

Fishermen

Fishermen

Common Goldeneye #2

Common Goldeneye

Common Goldeneye

Common Goldeneye

Dandelion Snack

Dandelion Snack

Dandelion Snack #2

Dandelion Snack #2

Still trying to figure out if its a toad or a frog...

Still trying to figure out if its a toad or a frog…

Moss on Log

Moss on a Log

Song Sparrow

Song Sparrow

When I took these pictures I knew I was going to HDR the heck out of them for some reason…

Path in the Woods - HDR

Path in the Woods – HDR

Dead-fall - HDR

Dead-fall – HDR

Stump - HDR

Stump – HDR

So enough for now…as some other sparkly has my attention…till next time…OH SO SHINY…
D.

Camping Really?…

January 11, 2013 3 comments

So I went out tonight to attempt some more light painting photography, after putting on a few more layers versus the last time I hopped into the car and headed out of town to my favorite spot. It is not too far out of town to be a pain yet far enough to get away from most of the light pollution. Unfortunately as I came around the corner and down the hill I saw not one but 2 campfires going and a number of snow-mobiles bombing around.

Getting a little closer I see two trucks with campers on the back and some trailers for the sleds. It is currently minus 25 Celsius or minus 13 Fahrenheit WITHOUT the wind-chill. Hope those people have some good sleeping bags and heaters in those things because I don’t think those thin walls will do much on a night like this. Don’t get me wrong, I like going out and exploring in the winter time; but I want a nice warm house or hotel room waiting for me at the end of it.

So since my normal spot was occupied I thought I would head a little farther down the road and see if I could find myself another location to attempt my photos. The only thing to come out of that was a long drive to find a safe place to turn around and head home again. So I came home earlier than expected, made a quick stop at the DQ for a Blizzard and went back to my nice warm home.

Since I have no photos from tonight to share I dipped into the archives and present these few pictures as compensation for those reading this.

The Old Barn

The Old Barn

HDR Reflections #1

HDR Reflections #1

HDR Reflections #2

HDR Reflections #2

European Starling

European Starling

Mallard

Mallard

So enough for now…as some other sparkly has my attention…till next time…OH SO SHINY…
D.

%d bloggers like this: