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Brasil about 3years ago said: Thank you .....
Brasil about 3years ago said: Dear Jim,
You are a great artist : )
Than you for share your photos with us.
This place is amazing ; )
Nebraska about 3years ago said: Thanks, Ken and Greg!
Australia about 3years ago said: Photoshopped, adjusted...whatever! It's still a stunning photograph. We see too many 'nature pics' that are colour adjusted to the point of surreality. This one still looks natural.
Thanks, Jim for the explanation of the eye adjusting constantly...very interesting!
Ohio about 3years ago said: Damn fine work! Also, an excellent explanation!
rob barrett from
minneapolis about 3years ago said: wow, thanks for the explanation. It really is great, like a poster.
Nebraska about 3years ago said: Sorry, That's 1 Ev each way :-/
Nebraska about 3years ago said: Rob, what I meant to say was .75 EVs over and .75 EVs under. That's three "clicks" each way since I have each click set to 1/3 EV. Three EVs each way would be a lot :-/
Nebraska about 3years ago said: Rob, no offense taken :-) This was a blend of three exposures of the same scene with 3 EVs over and 3 EVs under to accommodate for the high contrast lighting conditions. Without the blend, either the sky is burned out or too much is lost in the shadows. I use Photomatix Pro software to make the blend. And, yes, this is a real scene :-) Thanks again for your kind comments.
Rob barrett jr from
Minneapolis about 3years ago said: Jim, I didn't mean it in a negative way. Way this manipulated or is this a real scene somewhere. You are so good at what you do I can't tell for sure. :-) Thanks for all your great posts
Nebraska about 3years ago said: Rob, I know that you know all of that, but thanks for the invitation to explain HDR for some who may wonder about it.
Nebraska about 3years ago said: Thank you Rob and Jack for your kind comments. Rob, your astute photographic eye is right on. Unfortunately "photoshopped" has developed a negative connotation because of the unnatural "tricks" it can produce.
By constantly changing pupil size, the human eye can see more than 20 f stops, and our brains interpret it as one image. A digital camera can only "see" 8-9 f stops of dynamic range (from very dark to very bright) in a single shutter click.
By blending two or more images of the same subject at different f stops, photographic software can replicate what our brains do to produce the same "single" image the eye sees but the camera can not.
Jack Forge from
Seattle about 3years ago said: Another excellent example of your fine photographic art!
rob barrett jr from
minneapolis about 3years ago said: Wow, so amazing it looks photoshopped. Great shot.