Wordless Wednesday


Processing a Landscape

While going through the pictures, Iย saw this one and remembered the reason I took this. The varied colors. So I thought I will try to use this single picture and apply the HDR processing using Luminance HDR software I had installed some time ago. Since I am still unaware of lot of parameters associated with it, I gave a go with the various options and got this one close to my liking.

Landscape - Segovia
Landscape – Segovia

And then I played around a little more and I got this one ๐Ÿ™‚

Processed Landscape

And then with a new equation, it gave me this one


Now I am like a kid in a candy store ๐Ÿ™‚

But my favorite is still the first one, even though the 2nd one looks good for a spooky set with all those branches coming out very well. The third one is just too nice and soft for my liking.

And then again after sometime I tried it with Photomatix Pro for Tone Mapping and this is what I got. And now I sort of like this too. That is why I don’t like too many choices ๐Ÿ™‚



Do you have a favorite among the three ? ย what do you think of the fourth one ?

PS: For Earth Day yesterday, I shared a few photographs of mine in Google+ (a first for me). Just testing the waters.

Filtering the candle light

There might be a few more posts before end of day today ๐Ÿ™‚

I love my candles and images that come out of it. I guess I have too many pics of them already and still think of ways to capture the way the light shows or how the shadows change with the candle light and stuff like that. So on an inane urge to mimic something like that, I went ahead and bought myself this LED candle set. Unfortunately out of three, one of the glass holder came broken and so I ended up with two holders and one LED light in different sizes. And as usual I ended up checking out how they look through my camera. So, this is how the original image looked (no editing).


And I wanted to see how they translate to B & W. I used the simple Picasa tools (and today I had some time to play around). So was checking out something.

A simple B & W from the above image looks like this



But a filtered one looks like a little different.

This is a red filtered image:


and this is a green filtered image


I was pretty impressed with the changes. How they seem to be on two sides of a spectrum even though the changes are not that drastic with this image. I was wondering about it and read a little to understand it. I am mostly lazy to play around with my pics. But of late I am finding it interesting.



Sunset – Timelapse

While driving back from work, when I saw the sun set over the buildings I suddenly got an idea to try the time lapse even if it was in a small scale. So rushing home, the first thing I did was to pick up my camera and remote and rush to the terrace to capture the beautiful sunset. I am still learning this so it is not as good as it should be. And I had only 115 shots to use for a time of 30 mins or so and I don’t have a timer yet. Hope you enjoy it.

and it started with this view


Effects on a flower

I was getting very bored with work, so played around with one of my photographs to see the effects of the ‘Effects’ ย  in a photograph ๐Ÿ™‚ I think I am getting the hang of a few details slowly. Is this picture a little overdone ? or OK with respect to the effects ? The original picture can be seen when you click on the image.