Monday, November 19, 2007

Tatamagouche: HDR experiments

In my last post I made mention of a technique that I was trying out. The method is called High Dynamic Range (HDR) and it basically involves making a series of 3 or more images of the same scene using different exposures to capture a large range of tones in a scene. The images are then run through software where they are aligned and blended and then further adjusted into a single image with a wider tonal range than would normally be possible in a single exposure. The extreme brightness range of the sunrise was a great opportunity to try the technique out. I am fairly pleased with these first results and will experiment with this method more in the future.

These three images were made during the ways of seeing event in Tatamagouche. The first image is shown with it's 3 component images below.

Lawrence in HDR at Tatamagouche

hdr trio

sunrise hdr tatamagouche

tata sunrise hdr

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Tatamagouche: Sunrise Serenity

On the Saturday morning of the Ways of Seeing event the group goes out for a dawn photo shoot. The sunrise this year was particularly beautiful.

I also tried a few HDR exposures during this photo shoot, an explaination of the technique and some results of that in an upcoming post.

On another note, I did actually sleep in between moonlight madness and sunrise serenity:)

Tata sunrise

sunrise serenity

Campbell House sunrise

Tatamagouche: Moonlight Madness

The 1st night of the Ways of Seeing Event after the program was finished for the evening Shannon and I went down the walking trail overlooking Tatamagouche Bay to bask in the light of the full moon. Mars was also quite visible that evening. We were joined shortly afterword by our friend Lawrence. After making some images, we enjoyed a spot o' tea and some snacks before calling it a night.

Here are a couple of images from that excursion.
Moonlight Over Tatamagouche Bay
Moonlight Over Tatamagouche Bay

my moonlight shadow
Self Portrait Under Full Moon

Tatamagouche 2007

I have been fortunate enough to have been at Tatamagouche Centre twice this year; in August as a participant in the The Tatamagouche Model of Education, Design and Leadership: Level I, and once again this past weekend as a co-facilitator with Margot Metcalfe and Silver Frith for the Ways of Seeing: Photography for the Artist in Us event.

Both events were wonderful for similar and also for different reasons. I feel blessed this year to make so many connections with many great folk from many points on the compass.

shadow highway