The title is not a reference to me………….that would be ‘SLOTHFUL’. Yesterday I posted some High Dynamic Range or HDR images. Not just yesterday, I do it frequently………….sorry!
This morning I got out before the serious rain and popped off a few frames. This is not a tutorial……..I can do one if there is enough interest…………one of you will do! A little mild curiosity would do!
The other day I was being silly and posted the Bottamist instead of Botanist. If you Google the former I have a page to myself……………fame! Thanks Jay for pointing this out, his informative and extensive travelogue can be found here J-on-Tour. Now how that word made it into a search engine is a mystery……..it was right at the end of a blog post full of the usual gibberish. It’s good to think that Google’s Spiders have a sense of the absurd.
On with the post……………………
HDR……………….I leave it with you. These were all shot hand held with manual focus and in aperture priority. It is important to use a tripod as I didn’t and these settings which I did. The last thing this job needs is focus and DOF whizzing about all over the place.
When I got in I thought I'd have another play. I popped on a fish eye lens and fired off five shots shifted round a hundred degrees and fired off five more. These were then tone mapped to give two images which I stitched together. To be honest Photoshop stitched them together. The distortion was as bad as one would expect with a fish eye lens but using the Interactive option and nudging them together something like and hitting OK this magic was performed.
It doesn’t seem five minutes ago that one was mucking about with anchor points, the clone stamp and then after an hour of that malarkey chucking them in the bin. This panorama is over two hundred and twenty degrees. Impressive software is PS Elements. All I had to do was even up the sky with a gradient and tone the grass down.
Now what shall I do today? Plan a mission for tomorrow and clean the van I think.