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#575 Cree

Hi everyone- We are enjoying another great fall day here in South Central Pennsylvania today. Beautiful crisp morning giving way to what appears to be another super day. I’ll be spending the day raking leaves and working outside. I’m not sure how many of these days we really have left so I will be enjoying […]

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November 17, 2009 - 5:31 PM

Doug Haass - I love the expression on her face. Great job Brian.

#573 Fresh Little Chicken!

Hi everyone- Earlier this week our friends Chuck and Abi had a visit from the stork. Camryn Elizabeth was born on Monday the 9th. She is just super cute! I had the chance to stop by the hospital on Wednesday and catch a few shots. She has black hair and blue, blue eyes. And did […]

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November 14, 2009 - 4:06 AM

Brian Bastinelli - Bat, shotgun, whatever works….

November 14, 2009 - 3:15 AM

Chuck - Yeah I can wait for that!!!

The lady at the Dr. office said I would be beating the boys away with a bat when she's older!

November 14, 2009 - 1:01 AM

Doug Haass - Number 3 is a hoot. What a batch of cute shots!

#572 Morning On The Cove

Hi everyone- Recently I traveled to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for the first time. My experience was a bit different than I am used to. Thousands of people, traffic jams and areas that were closed at which you had to wait in long lines until they opened. One of those areas was Cades […]

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November 12, 2009 - 10:58 PM

Doug Haass - The way this one is presented reminds me more of a dark and ominous late evening shot. I never would have thought it was taken in the morning. I like it; just never would have guessed it.

#571 Will The Real HDR Please Stand Up…

Hi everyone- Today’s images were shot in Great Smoky Mountains National Park a few weeks ago. One of them is an HDR image and the result of combining six different exposures. The other is a single exposure with a good deal of photoshop work to it. Can you tell the difference? Let me know which […]

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November 12, 2009 - 1:20 PM

Barry Armer - Like Nick said I had a 50-50 chance! 🙂

Thanks for showing us the original captures. It makes it even more amazing to see how much you improved upon the raw pixels with your post-processing work!


November 12, 2009 - 2:45 AM

Jan Klier - I'm going with the top one as the HDR, because it has a lot of areas of details which would be very time consuming to do individually. The bottom image had a long exposure (see water), and fewer areas that had to be darkened down.

November 11, 2009 - 7:04 PM

Barry Armer - Two beautiful images Brian!

I'm going to guess that the second one is HDR. The second shot has a slight softness in the details that that I sometimes get with my own HDR processing. I also perceive a little more shadow detail in the bottom shot as well. I won't be surprised if I'm wrong though because you did a great job on processing both images and to your credit neither one has a classic "straight out of Photomatix" look to it.

Well done!

November 11, 2009 - 5:04 PM

Nick - 50-50 chance. I'll go with the top as the HDR. Guessing the water would look different s a result of 6 images in photomatix.

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