This one went through to the southwest of us this morning. It never got to us but put on a great show none the less.
I am posting this a little early today (by about 12 hours if anyone pays attention to when i post the image of the day) mostly because I have the image already but also as I will be getting in late for a work function tonight and will probably head straight to bed after the week I have had.
Still putting together the New york images, but if you want to take a sneak peek of what i have so far just click Here and it will take you to the gallery in Flickr.
This is a three image HDR of the sunrise this morning. I wanted to try a little comparison to see if I could recreate some of the aspects of the HDR technique using a single image and processing techniques. What I came up with after an hour of messing around with various procedures I either read about or made up on the spot was this:
Not too bad, but a lot of the depth created by the contrast in the HDR is missing and to blast the contrast to that level in a singe image processing was making it look like crap to me. I am sure I could spend another hour on it and get closer, burning here and dodging there, but then, there would be no real point to all that work excepting maybe a little reduction in the noise that is evident in the HDR images. In any sense, it was a fun experiment…
It was a tie today for the image of the day. I am still not sure which one hits better over the other…I can say that Thumbnail was the earliest image of the day, clocking in at 4am.
I will be heading out to Ohio tomorrow and then on to New York to visit friends so I may not get as much of an opportunity to post, especially tomorrow night, but I will catch up as soon as Internet access allows. Until then…