One of the wonderful diversions I get to explore on our yearly "snowbird" adventures on the Gulf Coast is my photography. As any long-time readers of these wanderings already know I have been an amateur photographer since I was 10 years old. In the winter I take a lot of pictures and play with pictures I have taken at other times in order to post them on a couple photo websites, Guru and Pixoto.
This year I have started experimenting more fully with what are called HDR pictures- High Dynamic Range. (See after pictures for a brief explanation.) I have an iPhone app that takes these pictures as well as another app for my Mac that can create HDR from other photos. So here are some of the ones I have played with recently, just for fun. Notice how they have a more "evocative" feel to them. That's Trey Ratcliff's word. His short description and link to his page are below. Enjoy.
|Along Church Street in Bethlehem, PA at Christmas|
|Sunset in Alabama.|
|Alligator in the Mobile Alabama Delta.|
|Brown Pelican at Bon Secour|
|Close-up of the Metro-North train as it got closer than below.|
|MTA Metro-North commuter train in New Jersey|
|Another sunset picture in Gulf Shores, AL|
From Trey Ratcliff web page:
HDR is short for High Dynamic Range. It is a post-processing task of taking either one image or a series of images, combining them, and adjusting the contrast ratios to do things that are virtually impossible with a single aperture and shutter speed.