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bere November 15, 2007, 03:04 AM
oh PD the colors are so bright!
nice contrast with the sky!
did you do something to it, or was it just like that? nice!
PimpDaddy November 15, 2007, 07:57 AM
Hola dear Bere. I used a technique called HDR; High Dynamic Range. In short it's about taking 3 or more pictures at different exposures and then merge them to one picture. This more or less means that an HDR picture won't have any shadow areas that are completely black and won't have any blown out areas as the sky can be in some pictures.

Read more about it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_dynamic_range_imaging

istoyanov November 15, 2007, 08:01 AM
Yeah, that's a great picture! I should try this too, someday.. :)
PimpDaddy November 15, 2007, 08:03 AM
Thank you. BTW see this thread as inspiration: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=385080
istoyanov November 15, 2007, 08:11 AM
Thanks for pointing the (really inspiring) thread! But there I didn't see such warm colours as in your photo, and that's what I like so much.
PimpDaddy November 15, 2007, 08:17 AM
Oh :-). I think that has more to do with the photoshopping and motive of choice :-)
Morten Sværke Andersen November 15, 2007, 01:09 PM
I Looooove the colours on this one. You gotta show me the processing some day :)
PimpDaddy November 15, 2007, 01:16 PM
No problem. It's actually VERY easy when you follow the tutorial that comes with Photomatix Pro
Jean-Pierre Avakian November 15, 2007, 02:18 PM
I am so going to give it a try!
PimpDaddy November 15, 2007, 02:45 PM
Cool :-). But be aware that HDR pictures can look way better than this if done properly :-D
kodaky November 15, 2007, 02:55 PM
hehehe Pimp the HDR promoter!
thank you for introducing me to it!
PimpDaddy November 15, 2007, 03:37 PM
It's just cool that other people discover new sides of photography :-)
bere November 16, 2007, 01:49 AM
oh how interesting PD! never heard of that technique before... mmm, gonna have to try it too!

thank you for the link!

PimpDaddy November 16, 2007, 02:14 AM
@ Bere: never? HDR was some of the first things I heard about when starting about 1 1/2 years ago :-)
Daniel Isenmann November 19, 2007, 07:54 PM
There is a great OpenSource software for creating HDR, called qtpfsgui. You can find it here: http://qtpfsgui.sourceforge.net/
pregnantboy November 19, 2007, 09:32 PM
I've played a bit some day ago with hdr pictures, when I'll get a decent one I will post it. Anyway it's a very interesting technique. It's Norrebro, it reminds me Christiania in some way...
istoyanov November 19, 2007, 11:12 PM
I've played as well and some quick 'n' dirty results are here and here. Thanks for the hint, Daniel!
PimpDaddy November 20, 2007, 07:17 AM
Oh yeah, qtpfsgui. I read about this on 23hq before but never got around to it. Dowloaded it and all.. Forgot all about it and the got Photomatix.
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