Hi Everyone!

Spring is in full bloom in my area and I am really looking forward to the Cherry Blossom festival next weekend. It’s the 100 year anniversary so I hope the parade is really nice.

If any of you plan on going to the festival this coming weekend, let me know and we’ll see if we can meet up!

Have a great day!

First HDR Attempt





Hi Everyone!

This is my first attempt of a HDR Photo. I used the “SimplyHDR” app for the iPhone. It’s the “Dark Contrasted” filter and then I made some additional enhancements with a variety of programs.

I was first introduced to HDR photography about a year ago; however, it has never really attracted my fancy. I thought I’d give it a try today so give you all something else to look at; instead of, cosplay.

For those curious about what HDR is:

“In image processing, computer graphics, and photography, high dynamic range imaging (HDRI or just HDR) is a set of techniques that allows a greater dynamic range between the lightest and darkest areas of an image than current standard digital imaging techniques or photographic methods. This wide dynamic range allows HDR images to represent more accurately the range of intensity levels found in real scenes, ranging from direct sunlight to faint starlight, and is often captured by way of a plurality of differently exposed pictures of the same subject matter.

In simpler terms, HDR is a range of techniques geared toward representing more contrast in pictures. Non-HDR cameras take pictures at a single exposure level with a limited contrast range. This results in the loss of detail in bright or dark areas of a picture, depending on whether the camera had a low or high exposure setting. HDR compensates for this loss of detail by taking multiple pictures at different exposure levels and intelligently stitching them together so that we eventually arrive at a picture that is representative in both dark and bright areas.

The two main sources of HDR imagery are computer renderings and merging of multiple low-dynamic-range (LDR) [4] or standard-dynamic-range (SDR)[5] photographs. Tone-mapping techniques, which reduce overall contrast to facilitate display of HDR images on devices with lower dynamic range, can be applied to produce images with preserved or exaggerated local contrast for artistic effect.”

Source: Wikipedia

Hope you enjoy! Have a great day!