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Sunset Walk

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Sunset

iPhone Photo by Robert Lachman ©2014

Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve – Huntington Beach, CA

 

Downtown LA Sunset

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Downtown LA Sunset

iPbone Photography by Robert Lachman © 2013

True HDR app and Instagram

Top of the World

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Top of the World Park – Laguna Beach, CA
Photography by Robert Lachman © 2013

Canon S95 camera, HDR three exposures processed with Photomatix, Photoshop and Topaz Adjust

More Fall Colors

Photographs by Robert Lachman © 2011

Washington Island, Wisconsin – Canon S95 Camera
(Top photo) HDR three images with Photomatix and (bottom photo) Single image with Photoshop, Topaz Adjust and OnOne Focal Point software.

Fall Colors

TwoRedBarn“Fall Colors” – Washington Island, WI and Huntington Beach, CA

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“Two Red Barns” and “Huntington Central Park Lake”

HDR meets Washington Island, Wisconsin last week and my walk this morning. Both were photographed with my Canon S95, three exposures, and processed with Photomatix and Photoshop CS4. One day I might even start carrying around a small tripod.


On Vacation, A Quick Trip to Disneyland

I couldn’t resist a little Photoshop and HDR at the “Happiest Place on Earth”

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Photographs by Robert Lachman © 2011

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California Adventure – Anaheim, California

A Little Wetlands HDR & Topaz Adjust

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HDR image using Photomatix mix the three images +2,0,-2 stops. Then I used the Topaz Adjust software plug-in with Photoshop Cs4. The photo was taken with a Canon 7D camera at the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve this morning.

Photograph by Robert Lachman © 2011

OK, I Guess it’s HDR Weekend

Check out more of my HDR photos on LA Times Framework

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Photographs by Robert Lachman © 2011

buildingsfountains1I found a few of my HDR (high dynamic range) images hiding on my laptop. The top photo from the Bolsa Chica Wetlands in Huntington Beach, CA is an example of a more natural HDR photograph using Photomatix and keeping the slidet at a lower level. The lower photo taken during one of my lunch break walk of the Bunker Hill California Plaza in downtown Los Angeles is more pedal to the medal HDR effect with the same software. I did give it an extra kick with the Topaz Labs’ Adjust 4 plug-in for Photoshop. Have a great weekend. :-) RL


HDR From Calico

More HDR on my latest post on LA Times Framework

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Photographs by Robert Lachman © 2011

CalicoCandleCoHDRHDR (high dynamic range) photos of the Calico Ghost Town on a recent return trip from Las Vegas. It’s just a couple miles off the 15 freeway between Baker and Barstow. The photographs were taken with a Canon 2ti camera. I used Photomatix to combine the three differently exposed images before processing in Photoshop CS4.


One More HDR Pic from San Francisco

Check out my latest post on LA Times Framework photography blog

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Photograph by Robert Lachman © 2011

Photographed with my Canon G10, three exposures and then processed with Photomatix and then Photoshop at the wharf in San Francisco.

A Little HDR in San Francisco

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Photographs by Robert Lachman © 2011

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I did find a little time to take photographs during our trip to San Francisco for Macworld 2011. The photos taken near wharf at sunset with my Canon G10. Both are HDR images using three exposure. Have a great weekend. :-) RL

My Pick from the Auto Show

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My favorite car from the OC Autshow at the Anaheim Convertion Center: a bright orange Lamborghini. Of course, I’m not sure where you put the camera gear or golf clubs. Not really sure if it’s got a truck, but I bet you can get places really fast.

This is a HDR photo combining three images and then tweaked with Photoshop CS4 Topaz Adjust 4. Have a great week, my vacation is over, it’s back to work for me. -RL

iPhone Photograph by Robert Lachman © 2010

 

More HDR: Before & After

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Photograph by Robert Lachman © 2010 – Newport Beach, California

It seems like I am getting into the “I need to find a sunset, time for 3-exposures, what’s my next HDR photo mode?” Could it be an addiction? It’s not a surprise when you see the results. Lets face it, one single image just doesn’t reflect what your eyes see. When you take a close you look at this image of the Doryman’s Inn in Newport Beach (above) at sunset, the ability to meld three different image exposures into one starts to close that gap. Of course, you need a tripod, so it really isn’t going to work for your kid’s soccer or party photographs.

It’s pretty much the same settings from my last HDR (High Dynamic Range) post, which included combining three image exposures taken with my Canon G10 camera and a tripod. The photo was first processed with Photomatix software. Next, I imported the photograph into Photoshop to make a few levels adjustments and then moved on to the FocalPoint plug-in by onOne Software to add a dark vignette and soften the focus around the hotel.

FocalPoint is on my short list of favorite Photoshop plug-ins and is on sale at onOne software website until April 30, 2010. The price is down to $100. You can read my review of the software by clicking here. A great resource for learning HDR is photographer Trey Ratcliff’s website Stuck in Customs.

Below is a photograph from a single correct exposure of the scene without any adjustments. Let me know what you think. -RL

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(BEFORE) A single correct exposure of the scene without any adjustments.

A Little Extreme HDR

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Photograph by Robert Lachman © 2010 – Huntington Beach, CA

It was full-tilt HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography during my walk this morning which included combining three image exposures taken with my Canon G10 camera without a tripod and processed with Photomatix software. Next, I imported the photo to Photoshop and pushed the envelope with a hit of Topaz Labs Adjust 4. Below is a photograph from a single correct exposure of the scene without any adjustments. Let me know what you think. -RL

hdrbeachbefore(BEFORE) A single correct exposure of the scene without any adjustments.