Daily Image - Mar 2011 Archive - sonofjohan
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09 Mar 11. Not to far north of Fir Island, where I take the images of the geese, 15 - 30 minutes depending on how fast you drive and if you stop for some baked goodies, is found the Salish Slough, an area where the Salish River meets Puget Sound and where one can find a few rather bedraggled worn out vessels of yore. I have no way of knowing if these are just really very old wooden boats who have outlived their usefulness, or vessels not quite so old which have not been properly maintained. Regardless of how they got to the condition where they are today, they are total derelicts, but, residing where they do, make for interesting photographic subjects. Moreover, they make for wonderful HDR subjects, so we return to the HDR topic and this time I'm sharing a composite made from 5 images, each 1 stop apart; 2 under, 1 under, on target, 1 over, and 2 over, and created in software designed specifically for that purpose. You can compare this image with the three I shared earlier and decide what you like better. Turning the page just a little, the annual Mountaineer's Basic Photo course has begun and in a couple of weeks we will be shooting, as always, at the Fisherman's Terminal so I'll soon be sharing some images of vessels still floating and working to contrast with what you see today. ISO 200; 1/125 sec (for the on target shot - the range being 1/500, 1/250, 1/125, 1/60, 1/30) @ f /13.

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