This one is from May 2013, back when I experimented with "loud" HDR images.
Re-discovered a set of my early HDR images. Co-incidentally (or maybe not) they were all captured in the same week of the same month -- November 2011. The firetruck is my favourite of this set. All of the images were captured on a Nikon D40. The D40 was my first DSLR. The images were most likely processed in an early version of Photomatix.
Our family have been members of the honey brook organic farm CSA for several years. I think it may be over a decade. When the kids were younger, we thought it was a good way to teach them where food really comes from. That it wasn't something that comes wrapped in a cellophane or a cardboard box. We wanted them to learn that farming was difficult hard work. They learned that by being out in the heat and humidity of summer picking berries and tomatoes. And they disliked being buzzed by bees and other insects.
I have photographed the farm for almost as long as we have been members. I have photographed everything including the fields, flowers, the kids picking in the fields, the farm stands, etc. At least so I thought.
I captured this image of the water pump this Sunday. I have seen this water pump many times before but I think this is the first time I have focused on capturing it in some form. There was water dripping from a hose attached to a pump in the back. I took three exposure bracketed images which I combined into and HDR image in Photomatix Pro. I then applied a preset which I created earlier this summer.
The priest is the following.
- Contrast to 100
- Highlights to 100
- Shadows to 100
- Whites to -39
- Blacks to 24
- and Vibrance to 33
I just like what it does to images. I created the preset while people king around in Adobe Lightroom. It really pushes the colours. What do you think?