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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

10 Great HDR Pictures

Hail to the Thief
Hail to the Thief by ©marcus claesson

Glass Palace  <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a>  &lt;-- I tweet when I post on flickr.  <a href=";size=large&amp;posted=1" rel="nofollow">View larger on black</a> | <a href="">original</a> | <a href="">My top 100</a>  You can only get the sense of the size of this building by searching for the tiny figures on the promenade.  Spot the zombies and ghosts!  Three exposures at sunset. One aspect of this I liked was the fact you can see the Canada Place sails reflected in the enormous glass windows of the new building.
Glass Palace by ©Evan Leeson

~ Battle of the Windmill ~ <b><i>The &quot;Battle of the Windmill&quot; </b> (later converted to a lighthouse)  <a href="">Battle of the Windmill</a>  was a battle fought in November 1838 in the aftermath of the Upper Canada Rebellion. Loyalist forces of the Upper Canadian government defeated an invasion attempt by Hunter Patriot insurgents based in the United States. Basically....  Canada kicked a$!    (unfortunate that we must still rely on the same canons)</i>  3 standing shots,  HDR using Photomatix Pro 3 Beautiful place to visit along the Saint Lawrence (Saint Laurent) River and one of the highlight finds of the day.  <b>Thank you everyone</b> for stopping into the Canada - USA image and leaving  comments and invites before it even makes it to groups.  Much appreciated. Hope everyone is having an outstanding Wednesday and is enjoying the lack of snow in their shots as I am. <b>BIG HELLO</b> from Ottawa, Canada.
~ Battle of the Windmill ~ by ©viamoi

Real Madrid CF Stadium – Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid (Spain), HDR Estadio Santiago Bernabéu is a football stadium in the Chamartín district of Madrid, Spain. It was inaugurated on 14 December 1947 and is owned by the Real Madrid Club de Fútbol. With a current capacity of 80,354 spectators, it was named as a UEFA Elite stadium in 2007.  El Bernabéu, named after chairman Santiago Bernabéu Yeste, is one of the worlds most famous and prestigious football venues. It hosted the European Cup final three times, in 1957, 1969 and 1980, and is scheduled to host the UEFA Champions League 2010 final. The finals for the 1964 European Nations Cup and the 1982 World Cup have also been held at the Bernabéu (Wikipedia).  HDR from five bracketed exposures (1EV steps), handheld.  -----------------------------------  El Estadio Santiago Bernabéu es un recinto deportivo ubicado en el distrito de Chamartín, al norte de Madrid, España. Fue inaugurado el 14 de diciembre de 1947, siendo propiedad del Real Madrid Club de Fútbol, Con una capacidad de 80.354 espectadores. En 2007 el Estadio fue nombrado estadio elite por la UEFA (Wikipedia).  HDR generado de un horquillado de cinco exposiciones (intervalos de 1EV) sin trípode.  <a href=";size=large" rel="nofollow">A must: View On Black | Imprescindible: Ver más grande</a> ;-)
Real Madrid CF Stadium – Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid (Spain), HDR by ©Marc

The Bahai Temple at Blue Hour View Large on Black at <a href="" rel="nofollow">!</a>  &quot;Sometimes you just get lucky&quot;: I’ve mentioned before how the light was relatively poor while I was photographing the Baha’i House of Worship in Wilmette. There was no sunrise and I missed the five seconds of great light by being on the wrong side of the building. Despite these setbacks, I came away with a few great images, predominately because the temple is simply stunning. I was taking a few photographs from whatever vantage points weren’t blocked off by a winter’s worth of deep freeze, trying for something specific.  Sometimes when you’re trying really hard to do one thing (get a shot of the white stone temple silhouetted against a pitch black sky) you luck out and get something that is quite the opposite, but better than you could have hoped for. A low cloud ceiling, sodium vapor lights, tungsten white-balance, and a rather nasty bit of lens flare coming off the ridiculous front element of the 14mm all intersected to create some very beautiful colors and shapes in the sky behind the temple. This would be an all-time favorite of mine were the foreground to be more interesting. Perhaps I should drop it to black with a little photoshop magic …. :)
The Baha'i Temple at Blue Hour by ©Justin Kern

Sunshower <a href=";size=large">View On Black</a> <a href=";theme=white">My Most Interesting Photos </a>
Sunshower by ©Chris Lofqvist

Shopping in Wonderland RE-POST Note, 11/21/08: I just got back from a photo contest put on by the local newspaper which is putting together a photobook of Ventura County, a slightly different version of this pic won a &quot;peoples choice&quot; award and is one of two pics that made the book (the other one linked below) anyway it was such an overwhelming experience, there were over 500 photographers &amp; 9,000 images submitted, so to win one of the 25 awards and then sit for a book signing was simply amazing............. Im not bragging but only releasing/sharing my excitement to my good friends on Flickr. <a href=""></a>
Shopping in Wonderland by ©Wendell

Ir de tapas, Valladolid (Spain) HDR Tapas is the name of a wide variety of appetizers, or snacks, in Spanish cuisine. They may be cold (such as mixed olives and cheese) or warm. In Spain, dinner is usually served between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. (sometimes as late as 12 midnight), leaving significant time between work and dinner. Therefore, Spaniards often go &quot;bar hopping&quot; (Spanish: Ir de tapas) and eat tapas in the time between finishing work and having dinner. Since lunch is usually served between 1 and 3 p.m., another common time for tapas is weekend days around noon as a means of socializing before lunch proper at home (excerpt Wikipedia).  HDR from 5 bracketed exposures (0,7EV steps), handheld.  -------------------------  Una tapa en España es esencialmente un aperitivo que se sirve en un bar o restaurante acompañando a la bebida, generalmente sin coste económico adicional. Tradicionalmente, la forma habitual de consumirla es tomando una o dos por local junto con la bebida y luego desplazándose a otro bar, donde se repite el proceso. A este consumo itinerante (local, consumición y nuevo local) se le llama tapeo, o ir de tapas, y puede alargarse durante tanto tiempo como quieran los participantes y queden locales abiertos; en muchas regiones de España es bastante habitual salir a cenar o a comer los fines de semana a base de tapeo (Wikipedia).  HDR generado a partir de un horquillado de 5 exposiciones (intervalos de 0,7EV) sin trípode.  <a href=";size=large" rel="nofollow">View On Black</a> ;-)
Ir de tapas, Valladolid (Spain) HDR by ©Marc

Magic land - Piani di Bobbio <strong>If you like it, please: <a href="" rel="nofollow">Tweet</a></strong> My reference Blog: <a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Andrea Costa</a>  Facebook:<a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Andrea Costa</a>  <strong>  Info photo: Argegno Como Series - Argegno Como Lake </strong> Postprocessing RAW: <strong>-- shot with exposure +2 Saturation, virance lights and clarity not HDR ---</strong>  ARGEGNO Argegno è una tra le località più frequentate del Lago di Como sia come luogo di soggiorno che di transito. Da qui, infatti una strada percorre la Valle dIntelvi, che congiunge il lago di Como a quello di Lugano.  Argegno dista 20 km. da Como, da cui può essere raggiunto percorrendo la statale Regina, che prende il nome dallantica via Regia romana che portava a Chiavenna e a Coira, e di cui segue il tracciato. La valle è gremita di paesi e comprende sia località turisticamente note come Castiglione, S.Fedele, Lanzo, che borghi tranquilli e riposanti. Punti di eccezionale bellezza sono i Belvedere di Pigra, verso il Lago di Como, e di Lanzo, verso il lago di Lugano.  Molto pittoresco è lantico borgo del paese che, attraversato dal torrente Telo, è diviso in due parti collegate da un vecchio ponte in pietra a sesto acuto.  Lorigine romana del paese è attestata da alcuni ritrovamenti di lapidi, le cui iscrizioni fanno riferimento al console Publio Cesio Archigene. Argegno è stato fin dallantichità un centro fortificato, la sua posizione strategica giocò un ruolo fondamentale nell ambito della guerra fra i Rusca e i Vittani, nel 1335 si consegnò insieme a tutti i comuni di Como ai signori di Milano e divenne proprietà dei Visconti.  Da Argegno si può salire in funivia fino a Pigra 881 m. situata su di un altopiano da cui si gode un bellissimo panorama del lago di Como.  Da vedere il Santuario di S. Anna, edificio settecentesco, che conserva allinterno stucchi e affreschi del settecento.  Ogni paese della valle ci regala qualcosa dal punto di vista dellabilità artigiana che molto spesso si innalza a vera e propria opera darte.  Tra le più famose famiglie di artisti vanno ricordati i Carloni di Scaria, i Solari di Verna, i Quaglio e i Barberini di Laino, Bregno di Osteno.  --- ARGEGNO Argegno is one of Lario’s most frequented places, as a place to stay as well as to stop in to visit. Actually from here a road travels the Valle dIntelvi (Intelvi Valley), which connects Lake Como with that of Lugano.  Argegno is 20 km. from Como, from which can be reached by travelling the statale (state road) Regina, which takes its name from the ancient Roman via Regia that lead to Chiavenna and to Coira, and follows its route. The valley is full of towns and includes noted tourist localities such as Castiglione, S.Fedele, and Lanzo, as well as calm and relaxing villages. Points of exceptional beauty are Belvedere (Terrace with a view) di Pigra, towards Lake Como, and Belvedere di Lanzo, towards Lugano’s lake. Very picturesque is the ancient village of the town which, having crossed the Telo torrent, is divided into two parts connected by an old, pointed-arch stone bridge. The town’s Roman origin is testified to by a few discoveries of gravestones, the inscriptions of which refer to the consul Publio Cesio Archigene. Argegno has since ancient times been a fortified centre, its strategic position played a fundamental role in the course of the war between the Rusca and the Vittani, in 1335 it surrendered together with all the towns of Como to the Lordship of Milan and became property of the Visconti.  From Argegno you can climb in the cableway to Pigra (881 mt) located on a plateau from which a beautiful panorama of Lake Como can be enjoyed. The Santuario di S. Anna (St. Anna Sanctuary), an 18th century building, which conserves in its interior stuccoes and frescos of the 1700s, is a must-see.  Every town of the valley offers us with something from the artisan ability point of view, which often is elevated to a downright work of art. Among its most famous artist families should be mentioned the Carloni of Scaria, the Solari of Verna, the Quaglio and Barberini of Laino, and Bregno of Osteno.    Andrea Costa Photography - Please dont use this image on websites, blogs or other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved TWITTER: <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a>
Magic land - Piani di Bobbio by ©Andrea Costa

Storming over Two Trees Another look at our local icons the Ventura &quot;Two Trees&quot; I ran this through every software I have including Topaz Adjust &amp; Denoise in an attempt to make it different than the other 90,000 pictures of them.  Music: <a href="" rel="nofollow">Better Together- Jack Johnson</a> right  click and open in new window/tab  <strong>INVITES ARE GREAT, BUT PLEASE IN MODERATION</strong>  All my public photos are free for personal use <a href="" rel="nofollow">Creative Commons license</a>
Storming over Two Trees by ©Wendell

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