Carved Bear at Simonian Farms, Fresno, CA

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Comments (4)

Ryan Calhoun on August 27, 2007

I like this pair of bears, Chip, like the other one. I can't tell...is this outside? It looks like it might be through glass or something.

Vasco Pires on August 27, 2007

I believe that effect is caused by the photomatix itself, I believe you could have exagerated a bit on one of the parameters Chip, but the colour range is great

Ryan Calhoun on August 27, 2007

I'm not familiar with photomatrix. I didn't know if this was a watermark, or actual writing on a pane of glass.

Chip Stephan on August 27, 2007

Thanks, Ryan and Vasco. Photomatix is HDR software. I'm using the trial version, so it puts its little droppings all over your results as an incentive for you to buy the thing. The shots for this were taken outside. I fiddled a lot with the color range, and settled on this one. The sky was cloudy, and it had been raining, and I wanted to emphasize both the drabness of the light and the dramatic highlights in the clouds. I did it without a tripod, and had a tough time getting it aligned (neither Photomatix nor Dynamic-Photo HDR have very good alignment tools).

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on August 26, 2007
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    by Chip Stephan
    • Camera: Ì
    • Focal Length: 24.00mm
    • ISO Speed: ISO200

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