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Landscape Urban

Wednesday June 22, 2016

NEW YORK NEW YORK – Shooting around home in the late afternoon (after catching a Mets day game) I had a chance to shoot a number of subjects that required both HDR to lengthen the gray scale, and required multiple image stitches to create a filebigenough to correct perspective without loss of quality. The results were lovely in the case of the first image below. This far exceeds anything that I could have done in film shooting 4×5 and controlling perspective with view camera movements. The image required 18 exposures and about an hour’s work in post.

Day 2442 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life. Nice: 2442 is a palindrome.

Day 2442 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
Russian Orthodox Church in the US.
Day 2442 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
Brick Presbyterian Church

On this day last year (day 2077): Villedieu France. This is a cat. I don’t photograph cute pets and I don’t care for cats. There do need to be occasional exceptions, however.

Day 2077 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
Cat
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Garden Home Landscape

Saturday June 18, 2016

WARREN CONNECTICUT – I’m experimenting today with HDR – that is using software to combine multiple exposures to achieve expanded tonal range. I hate most HDR images. Many are found in Instagram and other online venues. They usually look badly over-cooked and artificial. My objective is to use this technique to save subtle highlight and shadow detail, and to amp up local contrast, but only slightly. The technique require combining multiple exposures so I’m starting today on a tripod – thus the somewhat academic look to the images. I’ll give hand-held a go tomorrow. Shooting with my Leica Monochrom and 21mm Super-Elmar lens.

Day 2438 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Day 2438 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
HDR experiment
Day 2438 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
HDR experiment
Day 2438 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
HDR experiment

On this day last year (day 2073): Alley. One of my better images from my ongoing alleys project.

Day 2073 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life
Alley redux