Daily Image - Apr 2011 Archive - sonofjohan
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06 Apr 11.  Being the consummate student, there are a couple of author/photographer's efforts that I look to regularly. I've written about Tim Grey numerous times, so most of you should be familiar with his material already. The other author/photographer is Bob Johnson, and his site is called Earthbound Light. Bob is a local resident and teaches each year as part of the Mountaineer's Basic Photo Course. He is an accomplished photographer and his weekly column is very much worth your time. I was reading it recently when he was discussing a new HDR program that he thought was quite good, and on account of his recommendation I bounced out to sns_HDR to have a look. It is now a workhorse in my stable of HDR software and rapidly becoming my favorite. Had I not read about it in Bob's blog I would not have known about it! I can highly recommend it to you if you are at all interested in HDR imaging. This piece of software does its utmost to give you a realistic looking image and it is quite hard to get it to give you the cartoon-like images lots of other programs do easily! On top of all that it is only €30 in price. Nothing else even comes close. One very nice feature of it is how it handles single image HDR output. An example of such I'm sharing today. The only drawback of its work on single images is that it produces a lot of noise, or at least that is what I'm experiencing. On multiple image HDR output I don't notice this occurring, but as there are many noise removal programs available, and I have several from which to choose, noise removal is not an issue. This image was taken on the stormy night prior to the class session on the following morning at Fisherman's Terminal. Take note on how well the clouds are rendered; you almost feel as though the thunder is eminent. I'll share several more images on which I've employed sns-HDR over the next few weeks and will identify them when I do. Meanwhile, hop out to the web page (you'll need some version of IE to change the native Polish to English) and have a look for yourself.  ISO 200; 1/500 sec @ f / 14.

06 Apr 11. Being the consummate student, there are a couple of author/photographer's efforts that I look to regularly. I've written about Tim Grey numerous times, so most of you should be familiar with his material already. The other author/photographer is Bob Johnson, and his site is called Earthbound Light. Bob is a local resident and teaches each year as part of the Mountaineer's Basic Photo Course. He is an accomplished photographer and his weekly column is very much worth your time. I was reading it recently when he was discussing a new HDR program that he thought was quite good, and on account of his recommendation I bounced out to sns_HDR to have a look. It is now a workhorse in my stable of HDR software and rapidly becoming my favorite. Had I not read about it in Bob's blog I would not have known about it! I can highly recommend it to you if you are at all interested in HDR imaging. This piece of software does its utmost to give you a realistic looking image and it is quite hard to get it to give you the cartoon-like images lots of other programs do easily! On top of all that it is only €30 in price. Nothing else even comes close. One very nice feature of it is how it handles single image HDR output. An example of such I'm sharing today. The only drawback of its work on single images is that it produces a lot of noise, or at least that is what I'm experiencing. On multiple image HDR output I don't notice this occurring, but as there are many noise removal programs available, and I have several from which to choose, noise removal is not an issue. This image was taken on the stormy night prior to the class session on the following morning at Fisherman's Terminal. Take note on how well the clouds are rendered; you almost feel as though the thunder is eminent. I'll share several more images on which I've employed sns-HDR over the next few weeks and will identify them when I do. Meanwhile, hop out to the web page (you'll need some version of IE to change the native Polish to English) and have a look for yourself. ISO 200; 1/500 sec @ f / 14.

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