Freeze Frame XI

Freeze Frame XI
11th! Only one more to go!

HDR created with 3 photographs.
Location: São Vicente – Madeira Island – Portugal
Shutter speed: 1/250, 1/500 and 1/1000 seconds.
F: /3.5
Focal Length: 18mm
ISO: 1600
filter: none
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
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32 thoughts on “Freeze Frame XI

          • Actually i don’t know of any good site because there are many ways to create HDR photographs 🙂 The way I do it is, I take 3 or 5 photos with different exposures, preferably in Raw format. You can tell your camera to take the photos at the same time to avoid blurring the HDR. After that you open photoshop, select “File -> Automate -> Merge to HDR pro”, and select the photos you want to merge. After a few seconds, a window will pop up with the photo so that you can select with exposure you want. It will probably look very bright, but to make it looks better, you can change the 32 bits down to 16 bits, and that should do it. After that make sure that there are no “ghosts” in the photo. If there are none, click “Ok” and you’re done! Now all you have to do is edit the colour, brightness and contrast and there you go 🙂 Hope this helps!

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          • Wow! Excellent instructions 🙂 It sounds worth trying to get similar results that you achieved. The only thing I’m not sure is how to take several shots at the same time with different exposures…

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          • Ah I see, well on Canons, you can choose to take 3 photos by selecting the Exposure Level Indicator or light meter thingy and rotating the scroll to the right! Maybe that’s how it will work with your camera as well 🙂

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          • Yes! If you want to create long exposures or your image has a lot of detail, it really helps if you use a tripod. if the shutter speed is really fast you won’t need a tripod but if it’s less than 1/40, it’s recommended that you use one 🙂 I don’t always use a tripod, and sometimes end up regretting it. 😀

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          • Haha there’s nothing worse than trying to create HDR photography with blurry photos, one photo will ruin the whole thing even if the other two are okay! 🙂 Totally, it’s even better if you have a good tripod, they’re a pleasure to use! 😀

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          • I have a Manfrotto which has served me well. It recently went to Australia, lucky thing! But I realised I’d left the clip behind :-((( Luckily I found a good solid surface in the right place to rest my camera on!

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          • Haha that happens to me too sometimes, it’s so annoying! My tripod is a Giotto, it’s very good but it’s a little bit heavy. It can also be taller than me, which is a sad thing to say! 😀 What do you think about monopods? 🙂

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          • Yes that’s good! And yes I agree, tripods are better than monopods, but monopods come in handy if you want to take HDR photographs in dark places. They’re good for those situations where you don’t need a tripod, but you can’t take sharp photos without some support 🙂 Or if you’re hiking and a tripod would be too much weight to carry! And they can also be used as a walking stick! haha 😀

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          • Yes, you’re right. I always need some support, especially when taking macros. I get in some very awkward positions doing that! The walking stick useage is very handy at my great age 🙂

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          • Hah I know the feeling! 🙂 I think macros are especially difficult without any support because it’s really hard to focus, one slight move and the focus changes and it ruins the photo! Haha same! 😀

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