Double good news – 19 July, 2010

First off, just got a phone call, and the entire altercation is caught on video, and there also should be another camera shortly afterward catching the license plate number! Even without it, it’s only a short matter of time.

Second good news, I’ve finished work on two new photos from the trip.  Now “work” may mean one of several things, for those interested.  First off, it likely has to do with HDR, which is a technique I’ve been interested in for a long time but only in the last year began practicing. HDR stands for High Dynamic Range, which is a technique that allows for a greater dynamic of differences in light and dark than a standard photo, by merging multiple (minimum of three) photos taken at different exposure values.  That’s as far as I’m going to write about it, because there are full books written trying to explain the technique.  Anyways, if you want any more information the internet is full of information regarding the style.

The second is a version of HDR, but done with only one photo.  It’s generally used in lower dynamic range photos or ones that include moving objects.

The third would be the simplest of the three, which is simple color and light manipulation to create a more “what it was like when i was there” feel to the pictures.

This photo was taken in Merida, Mexico, while walking around the city center area.  It was a political building, but had a lot of the history of the Yucatan peninsula represented in the murals that you can see on the walls.

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Machu Picchu, one of the most recognizable ruins in the world.  You can see the rays of sun beginning to cut across the ruins as the sun to sets in the west.

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You can see these on my Flikr account as well, with a little more detail about the camera settings for the shot.