Friday, July 10, 2015

Fake High Dynamic Range photo

Nikon D90, Nikon 18-300mm lens at 18mm, f/8, 1/30sec, ISO 200
This isn't a true HDR image, it was a single photo that I processed to look like a dramatic high dynamic range image.
True HDR is a blending of several photos taken at different exposures that create a picture with tones from light to dark that would never be possible otherwise.
The dramatic clouds in this shot seemed to call for that dramatic, painterly look.
That's a wood stork there in front-center who was kind enough to pause in his fishing efforts for 1/30 of a second to allow me to include him in the shot.
This was taken along the Eau Gallie River in Melbourne, Florida's Ballard Park.
This park is an amazing place to get photos of exotic birds in winter while they're visiting and enjoying our mild January/February weather.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Father and Son

Nikon D90, Nikon 18-300mm lens at 135mm, f/11, 1/2500sec, ISO 200
I'm a big guy, and when I point my big camera and lens at people, I don't normally get a good reaction.
My best people photos tend to be from a distance, while they are engaged in a favorite activity.
Like fishing.
And every once in a while, the back-lit scene includes something as awesome as a river, in this case the Eau Gallie River in Melbourne, Florida, with back lighting from the golden evening sun creating nice silhouettes.