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    Default Some shots from the Peninsula

    Here are a few shots I got from around the area the last couple weeks.



    Sweeet Peas



    HDR Sunset





    "Spike"



    Dipping on the Kenai

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    i really enjoy the colors in the sunset shot. was that photo enhanced or are the colors that vivid? Also, in the last shot... is it just me or do the two birds flying look exactly alike? same wing position, same angle, almost looks copy/pasted.

    cool shots

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    Default Sunset and bird

    The HDR sunset is a composite of 3 seperate photos at 2 stop differences so yes the colors where that vivid but they were enhanced by the fact it was 2 stops under exposed. Also the bird is the same bird but it was because I took several panoramic shots and stitched them together, I panned from right to left as it glided through the shots. Thanks for the compliments and questions.

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    These are phenomenal! I'm not familiar with HDR, do you need a special camera to do it?

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    Default More pics of mine

    This brown bear wouldn't leave the roadside.





    Mt. Redoubt in the rearview



    Bad Hair day

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plan9 View Post
    These are phenomenal! I'm not familiar with HDR, do you need a special camera to do it?
    All you need is CS3, or a little program called PhotoMatix. There are several ways to do HDR photos:

    1. The easy way: take a RAW photo with your camera, and process it with PSE6 or CS3 so that one is underexposed by 1/2 or more f/stop, another as exposed by the camera, and another overexposed by 1/2 or more f/stop. Now, load the three photos to PhotoMatix and select "HDR." You can also "Combine" two or three photos with the same program.

    2. A hard way: take three identical photos with the camera on a solid tripod to avoid any movement, each photo exposed differently (as mentioned above), and then combine the photos into one (as mentioned above).

    3. The hardest way if you don't have the filters for it, but the best: take three identical photos (just like above), but instead of exposing them differently, use one ND filter each time, from a set of three ND filters. One ND filter to underexpose one photo, a second filter to expose a photo to a mid point, and the third to overexpose the photo.

    It seems that the best HDR photos are the ones of structures such as brick and concrete-block buildings, rock formations, stairwells, columns, etc.

    PhotoMatix link
    http://www.hdrsoft.com/
    Take a look at the HDR photo forum in here:
    http://www.hdrsoft.com/gallery/index.php

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    Really nice shots! I gotta try the HDR stuff. Looks fun.
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    Photocamel.com has several great tutorials on HDR photos. Step by step, plus some examples for help.

    http://photocamel.com/forum/hdr-photography/

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    Default Digital darkroom

    I love straight shots but personally use photography as a way to express myself. Hope you find something you like.

    Forest near Tsalteshi trails in Soldotna.


    Yellow Swans on Tern lake near Seward turnoff, just yesterday afternoon.


    Sunrise in Homer, notice the folding chair and fisherman sitting on rocks near it?





    One from a series I did called, "Kids Walking"

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    Quote Originally Posted by DStockto View Post
    This brown bear wouldn't leave the roadside.
    Yep... need to send that picture to the BOG... seems you have captured one of the rare Kenai pen brown bears.

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