#SevenDayPhotoChallenge: Photo 2

Just on the outskirts of a tiny quaint mining town on the South Island of New Zealand, protected by the mountain behind it from the brutal winter elements, sits this small house from a time gone by. The HDR brings out the rich textures in the  wood slats1. The sun had disappeared behind the mountains casting long shadows in the… Continue reading

#SevenDayPhotoChallenge: Photo 1

Oh dear. Now I feel under pressure! Steve Krodman nominated me (isn’t this more like a chain letter than a nomination?) for the 7 photos in 7 days in which you are supposed to nominate another person each day to accept the challenge of posting an interesting nature/wildlife/landscape photo. At first I thought the photos had to be HDR. So,… Continue reading

Pano: Hotel Blue, Sydney Australia

The Pano he Hotel Blue is an interesting historic building built on the docks in Sydney in the late 1800’s. It has a cool vibe, and I mean that figuratively as well as literally. During the winter, the long main, long corridor of the hotel opens to the outside near the center. The cold morning air had filled the corridor… Continue reading

HDR Pano of the Kitchen and Dining Room

I continue on my quest to explore HDR with panoramas. I just wasn’t overwhelmed with the result from PTGui‘s Fusion model. So, yesterday I tried NIK Software’s HDR Efex Pro 2. (Google now owns NIK Software.) These panos are all from several of the presets in HDR Efex Pro 2. I didn’t take the time to do anything to them… Continue reading

So, What Have I Learned?

Panoramas are such fun to shoot and create. But this is some really deep territory. Not only am I learning about various ways to physically shoot panos (Currently I’m enamored with arial and kite panos. Check out this stunning arial pano of the Eiffel Tower!), various optical characteristics of the different pano projections, stitching tricks (including HDR and normal outputs),… Continue reading