Posts tagged Photomatix 4.0

184/365 - Autobots Are Resting Here on Flickr.
© 2012 Eric Adeleye Photography.  As you know, a Project 365 can be very challenging on a technical and creative level. I’m always looking for something interesting to photograph. I drive by this junk yard for trucks daily and began to wonder what photography goodness I could find here. I already knew I was going to be shooting HDR photographs, that is my preferred choice when shooting inanimate objects. I could have spent all day taking pictures at the junk yard, but they closed at 5pm. I squeezed off as many shots as I could, and even tried out shooting with 7 brackets instead of my normal 5 bracket mode. I had a good time, and it reminded me of Autobots and Transformers, this is where they rest when they are scrapped. Follow me on My Website | Google Plus | Twitter | Facebook | 500px | Tumblr

184/365 - Autobots Are Resting Here on Flickr.

© 2012 Eric Adeleye Photography.

As you know, a Project 365 can be very challenging on a technical and creative level. I’m always looking for something interesting to photograph. I drive by this junk yard for trucks daily and began to wonder what photography goodness I could find here. I already knew I was going to be shooting HDR photographs, that is my preferred choice when shooting inanimate objects. I could have spent all day taking pictures at the junk yard, but they closed at 5pm. I squeezed off as many shots as I could, and even tried out shooting with 7 brackets instead of my normal 5 bracket mode. I had a good time, and it reminded me of Autobots and Transformers, this is where they rest when they are scrapped.

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169/365 - One Year After the Storm on Flickr.© 2012 Eric Adeleye Photography.
On my way home from work I drove by this abandoned home on US-133 and thought it looked interesting.  Someone who lived across the street from this house told me that a bad storm knocked the tree into the house which also caused the power to go out on the road over a year ago.  I guess the occupants decided not to rebuild.
This is an HDR photograph of 5 bracket exposures processed in Photomatix 4.0 and Adobe Photoshop CS5.  This shot was actually a little tricky because it was very cloudy and the little light that was available was fading pretty fast.  It took some time, but I was able to bring some color out in the photograph.  I was worried that it wouldn’t look very vibrant because of how cloudy and dark it was.  When in doubt, take an HDR photograph if you have time.  Thanks to my tripod and shutter release cable, I had to use a really slow shutter speed to shoot this at ISO 100.  A shutter release cable and tripod are a HDR photographer’s best friends and essential gear to have.

169/365 - One Year After the Storm on Flickr.

© 2012 Eric Adeleye Photography.

On my way home from work I drove by this abandoned home on US-133 and thought it looked interesting. Someone who lived across the street from this house told me that a bad storm knocked the tree into the house which also caused the power to go out on the road over a year ago. I guess the occupants decided not to rebuild.

This is an HDR photograph of 5 bracket exposures processed in Photomatix 4.0 and Adobe Photoshop CS5. This shot was actually a little tricky because it was very cloudy and the little light that was available was fading pretty fast. It took some time, but I was able to bring some color out in the photograph. I was worried that it wouldn’t look very vibrant because of how cloudy and dark it was. When in doubt, take an HDR photograph if you have time. Thanks to my tripod and shutter release cable, I had to use a really slow shutter speed to shoot this at ISO 100. A shutter release cable and tripod are a HDR photographer’s best friends and essential gear to have.

139/365 - 25 Miles Per Hour on Flickr.
© 2012 Eric Adeleye Photography.  This is a HDR photograph of an adjacent street around Greefield Lake in Wilmington, NC.  There are several nice spots at the lake I would like to do photo shoots at one day.  I’m always scouting out locations when I drive around anywhere.  I hope to return to this spot with a client to do a photo shoot.  This photograph was taken on a beautiful Sunday afternoon.  Pros processing of 5 bracket shots with Photomatix 4.0 and Color Efex Pro. Follow me on Google Plus | Twitter | Facebook | 500px | Tumblr | Website

139/365 - 25 Miles Per Hour on Flickr.

© 2012 Eric Adeleye Photography.

This is a HDR photograph of an adjacent street around Greefield Lake in Wilmington, NC. There are several nice spots at the lake I would like to do photo shoots at one day. I’m always scouting out locations when I drive around anywhere. I hope to return to this spot with a client to do a photo shoot. This photograph was taken on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. Pros processing of 5 bracket shots with Photomatix 4.0 and Color Efex Pro.

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138/365 - The Need for Speed on Flickr.
© 2012 Eric Adeleye Photography.  This is a HDR photograph of my neighbor’s 2002 Corvette.  I’ve never rode in a Corvette before, but I’m sure it is a sweet ride.  This car is beautiful, and would sure look nice in one of my photo shoots. Follow me on Google Plus | Twitter | Facebook | 500px | Tumblr | Website

138/365 - The Need for Speed on Flickr.

© 2012 Eric Adeleye Photography.

This is a HDR photograph of my neighbor’s 2002 Corvette. I’ve never rode in a Corvette before, but I’m sure it is a sweet ride. This car is beautiful, and would sure look nice in one of my photo shoots.

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129/365 - My Daytime Office in the Field of Information Technology on Flickr.
© 2012 Eric Adeleye Photography. Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm, this is where I make things happen in the IT world of my job.  Solving computer problems, cleaning up viruses, cloning workstations, resetting passwords, creating new accounts in Active Directory, occasional playing with the latest and greatest piece of new computer hardware, or replacing a broken video card.  There is always something going on, every day is faced with new challenges, I rarely see the same computer problem twice. Follow me on Google Plus | Twitter | Facebook | 500px | Tumblr | Website

129/365 - My Daytime Office in the Field of Information Technology on Flickr.

© 2012 Eric Adeleye Photography.

Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm, this is where I make things happen in the IT world of my job. Solving computer problems, cleaning up viruses, cloning workstations, resetting passwords, creating new accounts in Active Directory, occasional playing with the latest and greatest piece of new computer hardware, or replacing a broken video card. There is always something going on, every day is faced with new challenges, I rarely see the same computer problem twice.

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129/365 - My Daytime Office in the Field of Information Technology on Flickr.
© 2012 Eric Adeleye Photography. Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm, this is where I make things happen in the IT world of my job.  Solving computer problems, cleaning up viruses, cloning workstations, resetting passwords, creating new accounts in Active Directory, occasional playing with the latest and greatest piece of new computer hardware, or replacing a broken video card.  There is always something going on, every day is faced with new challenges, I rarely see the same computer problem twice. Follow me on Google Plus | Twitter | Facebook | 500px | Tumblr | Website

129/365 - My Daytime Office in the Field of Information Technology on Flickr.

© 2012 Eric Adeleye Photography.

Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm, this is where I make things happen in the IT world of my job. Solving computer problems, cleaning up viruses, cloning workstations, resetting passwords, creating new accounts in Active Directory, occasional playing with the latest and greatest piece of new computer hardware, or replacing a broken video card. There is always something going on, every day is faced with new challenges, I rarely see the same computer problem twice.

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080/365 - I’m Loving the Project 365 on Flickr.© 2011 Eric Adeleye Photography.
Eighty days into my Project 365 and still going strong.  I must admit that this project has been more of a challenge than I could have imagined.  I applaud all the photographers out there who have completed their projects to date.  I’m enjoying myself trying out new things, exploring new genres of photography, and just going through the daily process of planning a photograph in my head.  If you’ve been following along, you’ll see that I’m a huge fan of HDR.  I’m always scoping out my next HDR shot.  As I begin to delve into compositing, I continue to practice the craft of taking the HDR photo which will compliment what I plan to experiment with in compositing.  
This HDR photograph was taken on my lunch hour in the woods near my job.  I’m glad that I hung in there with HDR, in the beginning, my HDR photographs were horrible, but I’m slowly making improvements.  Practice is one of the best teachers when it comes to photography.  You have to get out there with your camera and photograph whatever interests you.  There are times when I see something that may not look that great, but after photographing it, it looks even better to me.  
I do recommend a Project 365 to any photographer out there seeking a personal challenge.  So far I’ve managed to mix a little bit of everything in project to date.  I decided not to go with 365 days of self portraits because I don’t think that would be interesting to myself or to potential viewers of my project.  The hardest times to actually photograph something is on weekdays after work because it is already dark outside at 5pm in Wilmington, NC.  Maybe I’ll throw in a few days of shooting strangers, I’ve been thinking about doing that.  Photographing strangers would give me the opportunity to work on portrait taking and continue using the Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G lens.  The 35mm f/1.8G never comes off of my camera, it is my best lens in my bag.  
One last thing I’d like to talk about is groups on Flickr.  To be honest, I’m kind of growing tired of constantly posting my photographs in groups that have mandatory rules where if you post one, you must comment on 5 or award 5.  I’ve found that most people who leave comments almost always say something positive which is good.  But it is rare that I actually see a critique of my photograph.  I’m guilty of leaving a 3 word sentence on photographs too at times.  But I really like to comment on photographs that catch my eye.  Forcing people to award a photo isn’t doing anything other than boosting the viewing numbers which reminds me of Call of Duty boosting.  If you view my photographs, critique them if you feel inclined to.  I won’t be offended by positive or negative comments just as long as things are stated in a respectful manner, that is about the only thing I require.  Receiving true feedback from other photographers is what helps me take better photographs.  Swords sharpen other swords is how I look at it.  Most people on Flickr are photographers of some sort, except for the Blockheads, but Blockheads are important too.  You never know what photograph will turn a blockhead into a aspiring photographer.  
See you tomorrow.
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080/365 - I’m Loving the Project 365 on Flickr.

© 2011 Eric Adeleye Photography.

Eighty days into my Project 365 and still going strong. I must admit that this project has been more of a challenge than I could have imagined. I applaud all the photographers out there who have completed their projects to date. I’m enjoying myself trying out new things, exploring new genres of photography, and just going through the daily process of planning a photograph in my head. If you’ve been following along, you’ll see that I’m a huge fan of HDR. I’m always scoping out my next HDR shot. As I begin to delve into compositing, I continue to practice the craft of taking the HDR photo which will compliment what I plan to experiment with in compositing.

This HDR photograph was taken on my lunch hour in the woods near my job. I’m glad that I hung in there with HDR, in the beginning, my HDR photographs were horrible, but I’m slowly making improvements. Practice is one of the best teachers when it comes to photography. You have to get out there with your camera and photograph whatever interests you. There are times when I see something that may not look that great, but after photographing it, it looks even better to me.

I do recommend a Project 365 to any photographer out there seeking a personal challenge. So far I’ve managed to mix a little bit of everything in project to date. I decided not to go with 365 days of self portraits because I don’t think that would be interesting to myself or to potential viewers of my project. The hardest times to actually photograph something is on weekdays after work because it is already dark outside at 5pm in Wilmington, NC. Maybe I’ll throw in a few days of shooting strangers, I’ve been thinking about doing that. Photographing strangers would give me the opportunity to work on portrait taking and continue using the Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G lens. The 35mm f/1.8G never comes off of my camera, it is my best lens in my bag.

One last thing I’d like to talk about is groups on Flickr. To be honest, I’m kind of growing tired of constantly posting my photographs in groups that have mandatory rules where if you post one, you must comment on 5 or award 5. I’ve found that most people who leave comments almost always say something positive which is good. But it is rare that I actually see a critique of my photograph. I’m guilty of leaving a 3 word sentence on photographs too at times. But I really like to comment on photographs that catch my eye. Forcing people to award a photo isn’t doing anything other than boosting the viewing numbers which reminds me of Call of Duty boosting. If you view my photographs, critique them if you feel inclined to. I won’t be offended by positive or negative comments just as long as things are stated in a respectful manner, that is about the only thing I require. Receiving true feedback from other photographers is what helps me take better photographs. Swords sharpen other swords is how I look at it. Most people on Flickr are photographers of some sort, except for the Blockheads, but Blockheads are important too. You never know what photograph will turn a blockhead into a aspiring photographer.

See you tomorrow.

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