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    The other day I returned home late and wifey was having dinner with her friends (thats why I returned late )
    One of her friends asked me to take a photo of the group and I agreed
    Another friend the second before I press the button says: Take one that make us look nice!

    So I took three shots at the ceiling...

    Then of course took I took the requested pictures...


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    Airbus A380 at LAX










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    You work at LAX?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xygen
    You work at LAX?
    Yes I work at LAX.

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    Thank you very much for the Airbus pics!
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    How do the Airbus A380 compare in size to the C5 Galaxy? Just curious.

    Neat pics!
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    Couple of more Airbus A380 pictures.




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    Yes! You just need snorkeling to swim with em!

    See what WiKiPeDia about it!
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tunku_A...#Pulau_Manukan

    And this is where i took my shot from. (by others Photo)
    http://travel.webshots.com/photo/200...94995467qOojbN
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    I had nothing to do with this and don't know to whom to credit or blame. It's just random Internet stuff that you may have seen, but I hadn't and I was amazed so I had to share it. It's supposed to be what happed to some poor pit bull that got into it with a porcupine. I believe it.




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    Wow...one hurt puppy...


    My buetiful pond a year ago, its just now starting toi bloom...with algae...
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    WOW...that dog was messed up! Thank you jds009 to turn things around with something beautiful!

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    A random shot I took with my crappy cameraphone that's surprisingly interesting since the cat moved during the (depressingly long) exposure:


    I think he looked away as I was about to fire and I made a noise to get his attention.
    I apologize that this letter is so long; I did not have time to write a short letter

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    That poor dog.
    A few to a handful of those quills is enough to register "I'm not going to do that." That dog must have thought otherwise.


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    Thanks for the Airbus pics E!

    That thing is a HEATHEN!!!
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    My parents have this very active cat ...
    I apologize that this letter is so long; I did not have time to write a short letter

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    Here are some pics of my Amorphophallus Konjac inflorescence. It has one of the biggest flowers in the world. One other endearing trait is the smell, they smell like a DEAD GOAT, but only for a few days thank GOD.


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    I did my first HDR (High Dynamic Range) Photos today.
    Its definately a learning curve. its hard to keep them from looking overly saturated, or sureal.
    It also seems to add a bit of noise. I hope to elimate some of that eventually.

    These 3 exposures were combine to form the bottom photo.




    Notice how it GREATLY expands the range of exposure you can have in one shot.
    Areas that were very underder exposed, or hidden by shadow really improve.

    Here are the other HDR Photos I made today.
    http://www.jtice.com/blogs/hdr_testing_3-20-07/

    Has anyone else tried this before? Any tips?
    ~John

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    cool!
    if killing was legal, i would have killed countless number of people...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtice
    I did my first HDR (High Dynamic Range) Photos today.
    Its definately a learning curve. its hard to keep them from looking overly saturated, or sureal.
    It also seems to add a bit of noise. I hope to elimate some of that eventually.

    These 3 exposures were combine to form the bottom photo.




    Notice how it GREATLY expands the range of exposure you can have in one shot.
    Areas that were very underder exposed, or hidden by shadow really improve.

    Here are the other HDR Photos I made today.
    http://www.jtice.com/blogs/hdr_testing_3-20-07/

    Has anyone else tried this before? Any tips?
    ~John

    Ohhhhh, dude! That is just *toooo* cool! I've always been impressed by photos using that technique, but I didn't have any idea of what that technique could be. Can it be done with any camera? How did you combine the shots? Where did you learn?


    Too cool, really, wow!

    Edit: After a little searching, I've come up with a few more questions. Which program did you use? Photomatix? Photoshop CS? To get the shots, you set up a tripod and took the same shot (3x) with three different exposure settings? Is it possible to take one shot, and use the computer to digitally alter the exposure and use the digitally altered ones to get an HDR image?

    I found this site with good info: http://www.popphoto.com/howto/3038/h...ge-images.html
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    Oscar, he's about 17 years old and very much retired from all the younger cat stuff...
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    Just a nice, quiet place on the South Coast of England. Good for barbecues and torch fights!




    A nice place for relaxin'




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    Quote Originally Posted by Trashman
    Ohhhhh, dude! That is just *toooo* cool! I've always been impressed by photos using that technique, but I didn't have any idea of what that technique could be. Can it be done with any camera? How did you combine the shots? Where did you learn?


    Too cool, really, wow!

    Edit: After a little searching, I've come up with a few more questions. Which program did you use? Photomatix? Photoshop CS? To get the shots, you set up a tripod and took the same shot (3x) with three different exposure settings? Is it possible to take one shot, and use the computer to digitally alter the exposure and use the digitally altered ones to get an HDR image?

    I found this site with good info: http://www.popphoto.com/howto/3038/h...ge-images.html
    Thanks for the comments.
    it was a good experiment and learning experience, but they need alot of work.

    I used PhotoMatrix, it seems alot easier than PS, though I still need to try it in PS.

    You need at least 3 photos, taken at differnt exposures.
    Set your camera to RAW format if it has it.
    For mine, I used a Canon S3 IS, and told it to bracket the shots, -2 and +2 on the exposures.
    So, you setup the camera on a TRIPOD, take one picture with it,
    and it automatically takes two more, at those other exposures.
    If your camera doesnt have bracketing, you can manually change the exposure each shot.
    If you can, make sure the Fstop (apature) stays the same in each shot.
    That helps the software merge the photos.

    You can use one image, and make a couple copies of it, brightening one, and darkening the other, and use those to combine, but it doesnt work near as well.

    Once the software combines them, its a matter of adjusting them to look right.
    Mine turned out way too oversaturated and dont look realistic.
    I will be doing more tonight

    Here is a great tutorial for Photomatrix.
    http://www.shuttertalk.com/forums/vi....php?pid=40444

    ~John
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    OK, I made a few more HDR photos, I would greatly apreciate any comments, good or bad.
    I am still having trouble keeping them, natural, looking.

    original


    HDR (lost some sharpness on this one somehow)


    Original


    HDR (this is my favorite so far)


    Couple more just for fun,


    I think this one is the most natural looking.


    Thanks for looking,
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    Jtice, I actually like the surreal look to the less-than-natural looking HDR photos. The first one that lost some of it's sharpness is my least favorite. Your most favorite looks like it could be at the start of a spooky movie. The next two really look good, especially the last one that you said looks the most natural.

    What do you call that bracketing feature on your camera? I'm not sure if mine has it. It's an old Pentax Optio S4. If mine doesn't have it, this could be a good reason for me to go camera shopping. I know that mine does take consecutive shots, I'm just not sure if I can specify different exposure settings for each shot. I'm thinking, "not."

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    Jtice, those are fantastic photos. Amazing light effects you have achieved there - real artistry!
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    Trashman,
    Its called,,,, bracketing
    Just looked up your camera, tiny thing ! even smaller than my Canon SD630.
    But, sorry, looks like it doenst do bracketing.
    Not many Point and Shoot camera do.

    If it doesnt, you have to take a pic, adjust exposure, take a pic, adjust exposure, take a pic. Which is all but impossible to do, without moving the camera, even on a tripod.

    I like the artistry look also, it can be MUCH more dramatic than I am showing here.
    The hard part is keeping them natural looking, thats what I am still working on.

    ~John

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nyctophiliac
    Using similar techniques as the ones used by Jtice I "enhanced" this picture into these ones:



    (the banding is because I overcompressed them to avoid long load delays)

    You are the judges


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    That one was probably way to dark to begin with to simply make the copies, as I did the others.
    Thats what makes all that noise and grain.

    but now you have me curious, im gonna try LOL

    ~John

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    ok, heres my try at it.

    Made two copies of the original, made one darker, and one brighter.
    Applied the HDR process, removed a bit of noise.
    The sand is still getting noisy and you notice the odd coloring in it, thats due to over exposing the almost pitch black areas.

    Original


    HDR


    ~John

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    I would also like to add, that,
    Not only were we cheating, and using copies of a photo, instead of actual separate exposures, for that last Sky photo.
    All the photos, including all mine, were done using jpegs,
    you really should start with RAW files to do HDR,
    but none of my camera do RAW format..... yet

    ~John
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