HRD Goose

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Hi Everyone!

So, I’m starting to like HDR! However, I am learning that not every photo I take can look good if I turn it into a HDR photo.

When I came across this photo in my archive, I thought making it a HDR would be nice because of all the details that this goose had. I kinda trapped this goose when I took the photo. I was feeding it some bread and tricked it into getting really close to me for the shot. After I threw the bread, I snapped the shot. Many of my friends have declared that this goose’s name is WTF because it just looks really shocked by me taking a photo of him/her.

This photo was taken at Loch Raven Reservoir in Baltimore. It’s a great little park where you can feed the geese and have a nice day with your family. If you are ever in the area, you should check it out.

Hope you enjoy! Have a nice day!

First HDR Attempt

ORIGINAL

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HDR

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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!