To all ye who want to paint with light ...

I should have started this blog many moons ago as I started experiencing the joys of rediscovering the art of photography. But as the saying goes - it's better late, than never!
So, here I am, in the hopes of recording what I learn as I progress from ignorance to enlightenment; about what my eyes can see that my camera can capture; and, what my mind imagines and my camera paints with its capabilities.

Please feel free to add any comments and share your wisdom (tips or tricks) that you have picked up along the way.

And do check out my How-To and Birding pages as well.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Day 148 - First attempt at HDR

I had taken these shots a few days ago and was thinking of trying this out.  Since I didn't get a chance to go out and do any photography, I downloaded Photomatix and tried out the HDR.  Being a trial version, I was getting a watermark, which was obviously really ugly.  Therefore, I did an exposure merge on a series of 5 bracketed shots in PSE8 and then fine-tuned it a little bit in LR3.   But I couldn't do the tone mapping that is usually done in Photomatix, so the results aren't as great in PSE8.

If you have any tips on doing HDR photography, I'd love to know.


  1. Sorry that one thing never interested me. But still an excellent photos

  2. Thanks, Cathy. Actually, I am getting bored of taking the same pictures everyday, so I'm trying different post-processing techniques for the first time. :) Hopefully I can go somewhere and get some nice Fall pictures soon.