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Old Sep 8, 2013, 10:38 PM   #1
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I'm guessing they do this with a large piston inside the fountain.
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Old Sep 9, 2013, 11:01 AM   #2
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Very nice. Science creates art. (I won't spoil it for anyone, but it is fairly simple)
Interesting how the water mirrors the shape of the fountain.
I like your treatment of this - it looks much more natural than most of the HDR effects I see.

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Nice shot. As said before looks very natural especially the water drops. I would have thought that taking 3 or more shots for a HDR would have caused a overly soft blur in the water.

Also, please spoil it for me and tell how they make that effect.
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For something like this, the only way to do it, is to shoot in raw, then adjust the raw image for three different exposure levels, and use those. In raw, you can get up to 9 stops of latitude, and that allows you to do an HDR look without several exposures.

And yes, tell us how this fountain works.
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When I first saw the photo, I was thinking of it as a continuous fountain, which would use the draft created by the up flowing water to pull the falling water back towards the fountain.
It occurred to me later that it may be a pulsing fountain, though.

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HDR using one RAW file, so there is more than one way to skin a RAW file.
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When I first saw the photo, I was thinking of it as a continuous fountain, which would use the draft created by the up flowing water to pull the falling water back towards the fountain.
It occurred to me later that it may be a pulsing fountain, though.
Yes. It blows off a burst of water, then sits for a moment, and then for a bit, water gently runs out of the top. Then it blasts again. I'm thinking a piston in the fountain is responsible somehow.
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