Before the Coffee

May 26, 2007

Panorama of Nubble Light

Filed under: Maine — beforethecoffee @ 5:08 pm

Panoramas that are built from taking a bunch of pictures and then assembling the sections in stitching software is an art in itself. It takes a good eye for details, good stitching workflow and usually lots of RAM. HDR panoramas are even more workflow intensive as each section of the pan shot will consist of several exposures. To see a pan shot on the monitor doesn’t do it justice. To really appreciate it you must view it large on a wall and as your eyes scan back and forth you will have the feeling of being there.

 This shot of Nubble light is made from twenty shots. Four sections, 5 exposures each section.

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May 21, 2007

The NonConformist

Filed under: Landscape — beforethecoffee @ 9:01 am

I think in life we all want to stand out in the crowd. Especially in photography we want to be original and not do what eveyone else does. What’s it take to be original, to develop style and be noticed. I think the answer lies in shooting what you like.

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May 11, 2007

Thank you Silver Spring Camera Club

Filed under: Uncategorized — beforethecoffee @ 7:05 am

What a warm welcome from the Silver Spring Camera Club. Thank you guys so much for the invitation. A great group of photographers with highly intelligent questions – you guys rock. They take a snack break with lots of cookies and chips but don’t let that fool you into thinking they are an average camera club – they know their stuff. Have a great summer and happy HDR shooting! A special thanks to Stan the pres. – you’re the man.

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May 8, 2007

Nubble Point Light

Filed under: HDR, Maine — beforethecoffee @ 7:56 am

I found this reflection in a area of slimy seaweed down near the waters edge. After about 5 seconds of thinking about it I decided to go for it. I layed in the seaweed, camera handheld steadied by the rock base and started shooting. After a few minutes I heard distant voices “Are you ok, Sir are you ok?” I gave a thumbs up and thought wow Maine people really nice.

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May 4, 2007

Monument Valley

Filed under: HDR — beforethecoffee @ 10:45 pm

This is Monument Valley with some pretty extreme HDR. It’s hard to get the scale here but if you look hard you’ll see a car parked on the road.

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