Pentax 50mm, 2x + 1x + 4ND half-grad. Three exposures +/- 1.3EV. Luminace HDR, Mantuik’08.
So this was a bit of a challenge, mostly because I had to stitch together two different series of photos to help fill up the sky enough to get a level pano. Also, I’ve never needed to mask-out so many photos before. But this was a time-series. One of the things I noticed was that the exposure around the stitches looks odd. Also, the exposure at the east end and the south end was wildly different. I had to level it out with a giant lateral fade in Gimp to get the exposure much closer to even.
Let me know what you think!
You might compare this to the post-processed version I posted previously.
This was a beautiful morning. I original sky color was not as contrasty as I would have liked, but you’ll see other panos from this morning pretty soon. I like this darker, ruddier version.
Another macro panorama. Let me know if you think its too much of something.
This was an early morning shot from Samish Island. I like the “inverted” lighting from the low sun angle. I was impressed that I could get the depth of field just on the log and the trees in the background were out focusing range.
While I was on Samish Island, I was present for some very interesting conversations about bicycling. I found a few people there that had done quite a bit of biking, from Alaska and other parts of the nation. I have found that talking about cycling is so much more fun than talking about computers and software.