Friday, January 29, 2010

My Favorite Photos to Date!

I'm so pleased with the outcome of these Pseudo HDR Pioneer Square scenes. A "Pseudo" HDR image is made from only one Raw image instead of three.

I feel these are two of my best HDR photos to date...and the first being one of my favorite shots of all time. It just shouts with color and detail! Note the reflections in the small puddle!

I'd love to know what you think...and make sure you click on the photos, because more detail and color show up in the larger images.

Thanks for dropping by!

Friday, January 15, 2010

The Emerald Queen Riverboat Casino in HDR

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The Emerald Queen Casino opened in 1997 on an authentic paddle-wheel riverboat, the Emerald Queen, berthed in the Port of Tacoma, WA. The boat and its shore side property were closed in 2004 as part of an agreement with the Port of Tacoma to accommodate further development of the waterway. The Emerald Queen is closed to the public indefinitely.

I hope you enjoy viewing this's another attempt using HDR technology. HDR photography is the process of combining 3 or more exposures of the same image. The idea behind high dynamic range photography is to highlight the best exposure for different parts of the same photograph.

Make sure you click on the photo for a larger view.

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Saturday, January 9, 2010

Mount Rainier - The View from My Deck!

Nice view huh? I took this from my deck just a few days ago. It seems that the view changes almost daily...and when the sun shines on it, the mountain is an amazing sight. Hope you enjoy the view - Make sure you click on the photo for a larger image!

From "NPS.GOV:
Mount Rainier National Park encompasses 235,625 acres on the west-side of the Cascade Range, and is located about 100 kilometers (50 miles) southeast of the Seattle-Tacoma metropolitan area. Mount Rainier National Park is approximately 97 percent wilderness and 3 percent National Historic Landmark District and receives approximately 2 million visitors per year.

At 14,410 feet, Mount Rainier is the most prominent peak in the Cascade Range. It dominates the landscape of a large part of western Washington State. The mountain stands nearly three miles higher than the lowlands to the west and one and one-half miles higher than the adjacent mountains. It is an active volcano that last erupted approximately 150 years ago.