Once again an HDR photo experiment. Images taken at my home town, Leeuwarden in Netherlands. Software used: Qtpfsgui and Photoshop CS4. I suppose you like it or you don't like it. For more information about HDR check out this page at Wikipedia. Click the images for a bigger view!
The Wadden Sea World Heritage Site
Today I went to the Wadden Sea to take some pictures. It was one of the most beautiful day this year. Terrific light conditions, these images are only Levels and Curves adjusted, nothing special. The Wadden Sea has just been made a "World Heritage Site" by Unesco. And it is grand. I still have so many photos to look at but here are two for the time being.
New image. This time a palace somewhere in the vicinity of Dresden, Germany.
Once again an experiment with qtpfsgui HDR and Photoshop CS4. In detail, the image is composed of a 3 image exposure shot (exposure bracketing). I made two versions of the image in qtpfsgui, the first Mantiuk and the second Fattal. In Photoshop I placed the Mantiuk version on a layer and on top of that a new layer with the Fattal version. The Fattal was a "Soft Light" layer. Then I only tweaked the image with Levels and Curves. It may not be my best image but it was fun experimenting. Click on the image for a larger view.
Just a couple of days ago I posted that I had my "Purple Hibiscus" accepted at the iStockphoto Vetta collection. Well, what do you know. Already sold it once. Not bad, I'll have to look for similar images.
Isn't that nice! This photo, Purple Hibiscus, has been accepted to the Vetta collection of iStockphoto. This is my first attempt to see if I could meet the high standards of Vetta and to my suprise it is in the collection now.
Want to see my photo at iStockphoto? click here!
I had the luck to be a day at a sailing regatta with old dutch sailing ships. They call it Skutsjesilen and it takes place in Friesland. It's a regatta taking place once a year during a whole week. I was on board of the former rescue vessel Knokkels which was acting as guard and starting ship and so had the great opportunity to make some close-up images. The Knokkels is owned by the nautical education institution TON. To see more of these photos please click on the following link: IFKS images
Testing tonemapping on my car. The nice thing about this is that it is not a real HDR image but only a tonemapped image. The software I used for this was Bibble 5, qtpfsgui and Photoshop CS4. Oh, and by the way Photoshop is running on Linux thanks to Wine.