Tag Archive: HDR

A Sunset HDR Outing to Maitlands

A group of us decided to go and shoot a few sunset photos out at a place called Maitlands, outside Port Elizabeth (South Africa), but to our disappointment, the clouds came over and was completely overcast and the sun was gone! The light was not to bad, so we did some HDR shots instead and these were the best of my shots for the day.  These were merged together in picturenaut and completed with The Gimp.
This one is a picture of the dunes in the fading light:

Maitlands dunes

This is a picture of the river flowing back into the sea

Maitlands

 

Storm Approaching Koffylaagte Game Lodge

Once again, I have been playing around with the HDR effect. This picture was taken out at Koffylaagte Game Lodge in the Eastern Cape. There was a storm approaching, but completely fizzled out to a drizzle on getting there. We enjoyed the game drives, the quad biking and also the delicious food that they had on offer. The kids also enjoyed a swim in the pool and had fun on the horses. All in all, this place was a magnificent place to stay for the weekend and a good time had by all.

There are a number of programs you can use to do HDR, namely : Photomatix (paid for), Picturenaut and a few other free ones. Also search Google for HDR Tutorials and start learning this fun technique.

Storm Approaching Koffylaagte

Despatch Train Station in HDR

I have been playing around with HDR recently and went out on a photo shoot with an Eastern Cape Photography group to a small town known as Despatch. Despatch is located a few kilometers outside Port Elizabeth and just around the corner from another small town called Uitenhage. This picture is of the train station and was taken with a Canon 7D camera.Despatch Train Station

Another picture of Despatch Train Station, but this time taken from the overhead bridge. I was lucky enough to have caught the train coming in.

Despatch Train Station

Close-up of the track selector or Junction box in HDR

Juction Lever

Cape st Francis Beach

This is a photograph of the beach near the lighthouse in Cape st. Francis. I tried to bring out all the blues and whites of this photograph to enhance the picture and to give it more punch than the original. I only used one picture instead of the usual 3+ pictures one would normally use to create an HDR version. I took this photo while on holiday at the Cape st. Francis Resort.

Cape st Francis Beach

Collection of Landscape and HDR Photos

This is a collection of landscape and HDR photos from a local Port Elizabeth photographer, Hendrik Frier. I will be adding more pictures to the set as I get them in. Hope you enjoy them. Here is a photo of Hogsback in the snow to start off with.

Hogsback HDR

Despatch Railway

Despatch Railways

Just Married Building

Just Married Building HDR

Stairway To Heaven

Stairway to Heaven HDR

Fishermen at New Brighten pier in Port Elizabeth doing their Sunday morning fishing.

Fishermen

Photograph of a wall at the old ice rink in Port Elizabeth showing that religion can be found in all places.

Religion Everywhere

Happy man in a sad place.
A colourful wall at the old ice rink in Port Elizabeth.

Happy Man in a Sad Place