I have been to a dinner with a pedalo and before we left (because the mosquitos also wanted to dine) I took this shot. A hot day’s end…
“Electricity light” can be found on the right side, a photo by stst31415 on Flickr.
Sometimesyou take pictures out of a different cause. I tend to take vanishing point pictures and the picture with electricty ligh was taken because I drove past and saw that the points where cable hangs from are different in the two towers. Call me Monk…
The HDR process seems to be also a wonderful way to reuse that ultra wide angle lens I own. Typically the heavy distortions make nice pictures impossible, so you have to use some arty technique to make them bearable for the viewer. I still love the manipulation of depth and the compression of background. The picture above is made from 9 exposures at f/16 and 10mm with HDR Efex Pro.
For other pictures created with magic lantern look at these posts.
I had to install Magic Lantern again, because I formatted the card where it ran from. Because people always ask or look for it, I decided to write a short list of things you have to do. And the good thing is: I can look it up too
Basically the whole Magic Lantern Setup consists of 6 steps. Continue Reading →
I always wanted to make a HDR of a person. Problem was: People get washed away and look like zombies.
So what did I do?
Let’s leave aside that I took 9 (!) exposures with magic lantern. Let’s also oversee the fact that they were in steps of 0.5EV. (Why? Because I could )
I layered the medium exposure and the HDR up and painted the skin through. Not 100% but enough to give the impression of a real human being.
She was so patient. And concentrated. She was reading the third part of Sacer Sanguis (which only exists in German until today – I do not know why but it is a very good book series).
In my picture “White ghosts guard the castle” I wanted to emphasize the bright and painterly look of what I saw.
I tried the color version first but soon used the monochrome one. It turns out, that the picture now looks like an old oil picture turned monochrome which makes it even spookier.
So these are the moments, when you see your picture on Flickr’s explore. I liked the perspective and took the shot. More than a month later I met the RAW on my hard drive.
Some Color and Silver Efex later it looked like it is was posted. Interestingly it was also mistaken for a HDR. Must be that people are not used to black and white with tonal contrasts any more…