Filed under: pics — sam @ 7:02 pm February 29, 2008

HDR Cow

I am really keen to try some of this, take three raw pics at different exposure levels then use Photoshop to process the info from all three to give a foundation image for you to tweak further.

This link has lots more examples, it gives things a very luscious effect.

I took some pics in the summer and had a fiddle.

Pic 1 – Exposure 0.00
stella1

Pic 2 – Exposure -1.67
stella2

Pic 3 – Exposure 1.67
stella3

Which when imported into Photoshop CS2 using the /Automate /Merge to HDR function gave me this:

Stella HDR

Not a great result, but as it was more of a “suck it and see” test you can see the differences. Note that a true HDR photo is 32bit psd which means it has twice the amount of data then a 16bit jpg, so there is some deterioration when you convert to jpg, but I didn’t notice too much in this example.

You can see in the Stella example that the foam sitting on the beer in the bottle is a lot punchier than either of the three originals. Also the colour and contrast of the label is different. Need to play about a bit I guess (and invest in a tripod (and find a willing cow))

Filed under: pics — sam @ 9:40 pm February 28, 2008

This made me lol

Filed under: pics — sam @ 11:22 pm February 10, 2008

Big, init!

Filed under: pics — sam @ 8:28 pm February 7, 2008

Kingfisher and fishie

Filed under: pics — sam @ 10:56 pm February 4, 2008

It sure is baby.

Filed under: videos — sam @ 7:44 pm

I don’t watch many ads these days, I either skip through them or they simply don’t exist in the media I watch.

But I was viewing the top ten tech super bowl ads and this one was amusing.