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Old Oct 13, 2008, 6:28 PM   #1
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Hi All,

Not many birds evident, even tho it's still warm, so when my mother called saying that some of the trees just changed color overnight, I went over to see what she meant.

Even tho it was basically overcast, there was a lot of cloud detail in the sky, and I knew that I couldn't capture it as well as the colors in the trees, so I did a five shot exposure bracket, keeping the aperture and ISO constant, varying only the shutter speed, tripod mounted. I used the K20, DA 10-17 -- combined the shots in PSP X2 HDR, brightened the suggested settings, then cropped to 16:9.

Edit: These were taken at 10mm, no defishing required as I kept the horizon at about midframe, and just cropped off most of the top and bottom where the fisheye distortion is most evident.

First the darkest of the bracketed exposures:

. . .and the brightest:

Here's the final product, hopefully the first of a series showing the progress as the fall turn proceeds. . .

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Old Oct 13, 2008, 7:28 PM   #2
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Nice job Scott! I like it.
that 10-17 is quite the lens, I got to try one out this weekend.
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Old Oct 13, 2008, 9:46 PM   #3
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Very nice - keep wanting to try something like this. The HDR came out quite well.
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Interesting, well done it looks good.
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Old Oct 17, 2008, 8:48 PM   #5
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Nice job with the HDR Scott, the crop worked well too.

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