Delicate Arch - HDR

Selected for Google Maps and Google Earth

Comments (11)

Ben Steiner on March 8, 2009

I wanted to play with some HDR so I chose a picture that I thought was so-so as a single image and tried spicing it up through HDR. I do like the result better than the original.

not1word on March 8, 2009

The view on this page is great, I really like the look of it, but it looks like your images didn't line up quite right on the full size one. This one almost goes 3D for me as I'm typing this. Very colorful, too.

Samo Trebizan on March 9, 2009

Great shot Ben!

Greetings from Slovenia!

Samo T.

Ben Steiner on March 9, 2009

Thanks Samo, I was just playing around with HDR. =)

I noticed that too n1w. I just wanted to play around w/ the HDR program last night. I need to play around more with the bracketing capabilities of my D80 as well as some of the HDR programs that are available out there.

not1word on March 9, 2009

I had to come back and reread what I'd said yesterday. I was worried that it was a bit too dim-witted. These are a cool shot, Ben. The sunburst is great, and the clipped view is one that I like. On some of the HDR programs, you can move the images around a bit yourself to line things up. Does yours have that ability? This one could really be a stunning shot with just a tiny bit of tweaking, like gallery level stuff.

I think that I feel a bit better about my comments, now. I wasn't bagging on you, this is too good of a shot to do that.

Ben Steiner on March 10, 2009

Your comments were just fine. I'm all about being receptive to constructive criticism. It's how we get better. Believe me when I say that I KNOW I am just an amateur photographer doing it for fun. But I do enjoy it. It was also nice a couple nights ago my wife's nephews and sister-in-law came asking me what I did for a living because they saw my photos on Google Earth for the city pictures when they looked up Syracuse and Layton, UT. :)

As far as the HDR program, I'm not sure. I just started looking at it and it was a demo. Only played with it for about 20 minutes. It is called Dynamic Photo-HDR.

not1word on March 10, 2009

The HDR that I use lets you do an adjustment with directional arrows while you highlight other shots to compare how the image stacks. You can also let the program do it, but sometimes it doesn't seem to line them up right. The one I use is a free one called Qtpfsgui. Weird name, but I didn't name it.

The image at the top of the page is really good. There is a lot of near 3-D depth to it that I really find amazing. I'm glad that folks recognize you're ability and that you still have fun with it. That's the key. I don't think that any of us are necessarily going to be the next Adams, and who'd really want to be? We enjoy documenting what we see through our own eyes, and some of the results are quite good.

Ben Steiner on March 22, 2009

Thanks again n1w. It's true that it is just the enjoyment of documenting our little slice of life and sharing it with others around the world!

Thanks Bruce. I had to cut it out a little bit due to people being half ghosted at the base of the arch. and thank you for the Gold Star! I appreciate it.


Crise Marín de Espin… on April 4, 2009

Very good shot. VOTED.

If they see fit and you have a minute you can see my contest March and vote my pictures.

Thank you very much and gretings.

Ben Steiner on April 6, 2009

Crise, thanks for the vote on this picture! This is one of my favorite places to go!


Vittorio Zanoni on April 7, 2009

Incredible place Ben, beautiful shot , the cloudy sky is well rendered and the subject is right positioned follow the aurea rule . Absolutely Voted! ** Greetings from Italy ** if you like please visit My Contest

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