North Berkeley Fountain

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    Christmastime for fountain bears.

    Olympus ZD 9-18 @ 11mm. Several merged exposures; several averaged images in each exposure.

    1. berkeleyhomes-dot-com 52 months ago | reply

      I love this photo - just beautiful! Any tips on how you took it, or just a relatively slow exposure? I love the range of dark sky and colorful bears.

    2. berkeleyhomes-dot-com 52 months ago | reply

      Looks like you did "long exposure" from the tag, not sure what "enfuse" means. Would love to find out more technical details of how you took the photo. Ira

    3. D.H. Parks 52 months ago | reply

      This photo is an HDR with input images taken at +2EV, 0EV, -2EV. Each of these input images was itself the average of several images; there are several reasons for doing averaging images at each exposure level including noise reduction and obtaining "smooth" water flow even at short exposure times. Hugin serves a front end to another program called enfuse which does the HDR process (although if you want to get really technical enfuse does what is called "exposure fusion" rather than that overbaked garbage you might be accustomed to seeing called HDR). I also did some post processing which is sort of "secret sauce" that I won't tell you anything about.

      You can get Hugin and associated programs for free at

      hugin.sourceforge.net

      but you should be aware that it has a rather steep learning curve. It is also good for doing panoramas.

    4. cjsponz 48 months ago | reply

      Very nice! Good that you got the holiday decoration.

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