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Old Jan 6, 2010, 3:12 PM   #1
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Default A portrait of my own house, taken from the cold outside

I'm running out of ideas about what to post, and I still have not entered one single thread in her, after HDR became it's own forum. So, here is one that I only took for myself and it was never intended to be shown to a greater audience.

This is NOT a seriouse attempt to show a "wall-hanger" - in fact it's not even a photograph, just a snap-shot really. The reason I am posting it, is to show how HDR can change an expression and tweek som details out of an otherwise dreary shot.




December 27th. 2009 - Deep winter.

The reddish tint on the pinetrees in the foreground is from the street-lamp, which is outside the picture, top-left, just where that bloody powerline ends...
There was no daylight left at all. I was on my way home after a shooting-session for: http://forums.steves-digicams.com/la...b-w-color.html . There was this dens fog covering the sky all day and it was getting close to evening. The little light I had came from the cloud-covered sky and the street-lamps.


The middle-exposure: Iso 100 / f 6.3 / shutter = 1/13"
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Old Jan 6, 2010, 5:43 PM   #2
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The warm atmosphere from the windows contrast nicely with the cold and snow outside. You did a nice job (once again).
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Power line or not, it's really well-done (again!). Very inviting.
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Old Jan 6, 2010, 6:10 PM   #4
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nice to see your home!

the hdr really helped out. i think you could easily fix that color cast in photoshop if you wanted.
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Old Jan 6, 2010, 6:54 PM   #5
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Noticed the "wall-hangers" through your windows. I'm assuming that they are of your own photographs...at least they should be.
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A pocket of warmth in a bundle of snow. A pic like this couldnt be made without HDR. It warms the cockles of my heart to see this. Thanks Walter.
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This picture shows just how natural HDR can really be - it's very effective in conveying a mood. You might have been able to get something close to this from the middle exposure, but it would have taken a lot more work and a more careful, accurate hand than I have for layer masks, etc. (in other words, forget it). I love the heavy wet snow (wish we had some).
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very nice again as others have mentioned walter the first image is just great
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Walter..that was very pleasing to the eye........

If I could do that.....it will be worth the effort soo far...lol
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