As you can see, HDR has given me my first ongoing entree into color shooting. Let’s see if it lasts for a while this time. I haven’t printed any yet, so that’s the next step. I’ve got my printer profiles ready – and hopefully tomorrow I’ll go for it.
I’ll have to write up the workflow at some point, because especially the night hdr shooting is tricky. This was with the 5D and the 20mm which why you’ve got the converging lines as pronounced as they are. Whether I should remove them (which I can) in Photoshop – that’s always been one of those points that I have mixed feelings about.
I generally don’t mind converging verticals – seems more photographic to me – so I’ll probably leave them as is. I notice that for commercial photography they’re usually straightened out.
One of these days I’ll get around to putting up a color gallery. I never really did get into color shooting until I went digital and found that I could manipulate the shots pretty easily. This is postcard / poster material.
Anyone been printing color on the Epson Exhibition F paper? I’ve only been using it for b&w.
I expect to go down to Adorama tomorrow to play around with the various cameras that are floating around: 60D, 7D, TI2. I have two more projects coming up and I really would be idiotic not to at least have a backup camera with me. I’m mostly interested in how these guys focus in live view.
Created with HDR and Photomatix 4.0 and Photoshop… No, it doesn’t exist in the “real world.”
This was something I hadn’t tried before. It started with three Infrared bracketed shots; combined to one HDR; then I took the completed HDR file, and mixed it with the two previous files (bracketed) and desaturated it. As I’m working on these things – they are mostly surprises. I was sitting there wondering what would happen if you combined two HDR shots of the setting sunset… I didn’t quite get what I wanted, but the idea of combining HDR shots is interesting.
Won’t have time to try it again tomorrow… I finished up 2 of 4 orders and got them out today, but two new orders came in at the same time.
I am keeping up with all that I can dig up about the 60D and put up an article about my thoughts at Pixiq. It is going to be interesting to get my hands on that camera because there’s a bunch of things I won’t be able to find out until I’m in the store with it and have a chance to futz with the custom functions and Live View.
If I can catch up with business – I plan to get to B&H and test the 60D, and I also want (need) to get a tabletop tripod that I can take up to the Top of the Rock. I can’t go up with a regular sized tripod – but I’d love to go up with the small tripod so I can do some HDR from there, both infrared and non IR. I really have got to try some night HDR from up there.
That’s one thing I have to say – I do feel lucky to be around at this time when digital techniques are changing so quickly. Otherwise, I guess I would eventually have been using new techniques in the darkroom – which (don’t tell anyone) I never really liked that much. It might not have been that bad if I had room for a nice ventilated darkroom, but working in this apartment with chemicals; having to set up a table for each printing session… ugh… I know a lot of people think back on those days with some nostalgia – but I don’t.
Thought I’d fool around with HDR-looking shots with the new version of Photomatix 4.x