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For my last day off, I went to the Capitol (again) while all the rooms were open. I shot intending to make HDR photos.

Holy. Crap. Awesome. This is what they're talking about, huh?

I burned through 400 photos in just over two hours - I had to get a new memory card because I filled my initial 2g CF card pretty quickly. Shooting 3 bracketed exposures in burst fattens your memory card what quick.

Things I learned:
I can hand-hold the exposures well enough.
Tripods are great for HDR.
Using ISO above 500 is a pretty bad idea.
Interiors convert to HDR better than exterior (in my experience so far)

Overall? WOW. Not bad for, what? My third attempt at HDR? Well, third intentional HDR attempt.
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One more on black - a bit of ghosting in this, unfortunately. This is the problem with hand-holding 3 exposures. Still, so very cool.

Current Mood: cheerful cheerful

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hubersbernd From: hubersbernd Date: July 9th, 2008 10:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
I know! I am totally not a fan of photoshopping stuff (for a multitude of reasons like lazyness). But seriously ... am getting tripod for HDR :)

Thanks for bringing that to my visibility!
abmann From: abmann Date: July 9th, 2008 10:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Have you looked through the Flickr groups? There's some intimidating stuff out there.

I'm excited for winter. HDR in the snow? HDR in the snow with the sun setting? Oh yeah, baby; I'm all over that.
hubersbernd From: hubersbernd Date: July 9th, 2008 11:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have not looked at flickr at all ... never came across my mind to check in there. Any good hints and ideas?

Yes, I was thinking - Winter will be perfect. Or the Rhinefalls during sunset. Actually landscape during sunset ...
From: nightlikeariver Date: July 9th, 2008 10:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
um, AWESOME.
abmann From: abmann Date: July 9th, 2008 10:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
HDR with marble in the background? It's like a nuke. Kill Japan at the push of a button.

Wait.. that doesn't sound right.
alyska From: alyska Date: July 9th, 2008 10:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
gorgeous shot. at first, i thought it was a CG render. *grins*
abmann From: abmann Date: July 9th, 2008 10:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah. HDR photos do have a really fake feel to them.

Yay technology?
hubersbernd From: hubersbernd Date: July 10th, 2008 01:00 am (UTC) (Link)
Yes - but they look good while fake, so it is all good :)
kiwikat From: kiwikat Date: July 10th, 2008 12:35 am (UTC) (Link)
That's almost ultra-real. It's like something from a pixar movie.
ayrynkat From: ayrynkat Date: July 10th, 2008 05:04 am (UTC) (Link)
I've been there! At least twice, on various school trips. That shoot is not only a beautifully cool shot, but it captures the awesome grandeur I felt for government buildings when I was a child.
abmann From: abmann Date: July 10th, 2008 01:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
It is an awesome building in the traditional sense.
bizarre From: bizarre Date: July 10th, 2008 01:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was there yesterday posting an agenda for the PSC, I must have just missed you.

What time were you there?
abmann From: abmann Date: July 10th, 2008 01:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
11:30 to 2ish.
bizarre From: bizarre Date: July 10th, 2008 01:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
yep, just missed ya. I was just leaving around 11:30
abmann From: abmann Date: July 10th, 2008 01:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Good! I mean, DARN!
bizarre From: bizarre Date: July 10th, 2008 01:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
OK THEN!

I would have sent the little intern I was training to go smudge your camera lens :P

Seriously though, I did think about you and your last shots from the capital as we were walking around the 3rd level
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