A picture of a Royal Poinciana tree in San Clemente from our day trip back in February of this year. Thanks to google I was able to do a search with the image to figure out the name of the tree and from there I was able to look up what I wanted to find out about it. It originally came from (more…)
Under the shade
A gigantic tree that towered over this vibrant blue building, with the shadows and the small clouds in the sky I thought it was a very spring like shot. Hope you’re enjoying the weekend 🙂
An image of a really tall tree at Mission Bay around golden hour which really helped bring out all those vibrant greens & reds. To put how tall the tree is in perspective, compare it to the garbage bin which is around waist high for an average person!
“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”
~ Dale Carnegie
This was quote was obtained from inspirationalSpark.com
Coming to an end
I believe the winter (if there is such a thing) in San Diego is over. Pretty soon this tree will be full of green & life.
This diptych is also a good example of when to use HDR & when not to use it. The image on the left didn’t really have such a wide dynamic range (the variance from brightest to darkest spot wasn’t drastic) so a single exposure did it for me. Compare that to the image on the right where the camera sensor couldn’t capture the full dynamic range with one exposure, I took 3 brackets [-2, 0, +2 EV] and produced an image that looks much closer to what our eye would’ve seen. Here is the single 0 EV exposure, look at all the details in the shadows that was lost but the HDR process was able to bring back, the trick is obviously not to overdo it to the point that it looks like a painting that has no highlights and shadows.