Category Archives: HDR photography

The Lady at the Church Door

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Burgos Cathedral | Image by Joyce Meyer

It seems as though every popular European cathedral has a sad-looking woman at its door soliciting donations. You feel the tug at your heart-strings and you just want to help such a desperate soul.

I have no problem with charitable giving, but I don’t like to be scammed or have my items stolen.

A list of some popular scams can be found by clicking this link:  Tourist Scams and Rip-Offs by Rick Steves

We enjoy the wonderful people we have met across the globe, but some precautions are necessary. We have found value in dressing down (no flashy or expensive items showing), saying no when needed, being aware of people/surroundings while making any money transactions and keeping passport/money secure and under wraps.

Travel is not a reward for working, it’s an education for living. ~ The Travel Channel

 

 

 

Yoga on the Prairie


Yoga-5649rdmvblendweb2bwImage blend of prairie image captured in Manfred Township located in Lac Qui Parle County, southwestern Minnesota. Images and editing by Joyce Meyer.Yoga-5649rdmvblendweb2Background in color with B & W subject blend.
Yoga-5649rdmvwebframeOriginal background.Yoga-5674rwebB & W subject with bronze toning.

Yoga-5649rdmvblendHDRwebMonochromatic HDR.

Lost in the past…

Hunt-2-20ghostbl2hdrwebCinderella blend with HDR.

The Hunter

Image by Joyce Meyer

Playing around with Photoshop Creative Suite 2015 HDR toning. I can see this printed on metal.

GoPro, HDR and the Easter shark… why not?

A frugal nature has come to fruition with the annual appearance of “The Easter Shark.” No bunny costume?  No problem. Just dig out an old Halloween costume purchased for $1 on clearance at least 15 years ago and you are set. Apparently, we don’t believe in sheltering our grandchildren from the scary elements of the world, either. Things usually are not as scary as they seem… lesson learned.

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Perfect time to try out a Hero 2 GoPro camera purchased used on Ebay. My first idea was to attach it to our one-year-old grandson’s head as he crawls towards his prize eggs, but we did not come up with a good method of attachment. Duct tape was one suggestion, but I don’t think removal would be pleasant. Plan B involved the hubby holding it on the stick attachment and using various angles.

2015Easter-8hdrcrwebAlways plenty of “selfies” with the GoPro as you access the menu and settings with the lens facing you. Oops!

2015Easter-6rHDRwebWith no playback or viewfinder, you never know what you have until you download the images.

2015EasterHDRcrwebI had a little too much fun with the HDR process on Photoshop CC 2014. It’s always fun to play and experiment.

2015Easter-9HDRcrwebTook the GoPro inside to see what it would do. Some were blurred and this one is a little soft. I think I’ll reserve this little toy exclusively for outdoor images.

Upon viewing these results my husbands assessment of the experience with the GoPro Hero 2 was… “Well, it takes pictures.” Yep, it does.

Goal for 2015 includes duct taping this GoPro Hero 2 camera to a turtle participating in the Gary, SD July 3rd turtle races.

Hmmm… who’s going to let me use their turtle?

Stay tuned…