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People have been asking me where I learned HDR. It's all hands-on, but you can check out a few of these links to help you get started

www.popphoto.com/howto/3038/how-to-create-high-dynamic-ra...

 

www.hdrsoft.com/resources/tutorial_basic/index.html

Architectural photo features ornate cloisters at Gloucester Cathedral, UK. You may be wondering why there is a huge green rock sat inside these cloisters. Well so did I when I arrived. It was all part of an art exhibition being held at the cathedral. It was surreal and at the same time wonderful to see art sculptures scattered around in all sorts of different locations. However, in this particular shot I think it was in the way, but I didn't want to clone it out simply because of it's unusualness. Hopefully I will return again to get a 'clean' shot, but then again they will probably have a different exhibition on!!

 

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A trickier shot than I thought, as shooting in to the sun made it impossible to get a good dynamic range even with several exposures. Anyway I played with gradient maps for the very first time, and introduced vignetting at the edges.

 

Once again apologies to my contacts far being so far behind with comments, I have felt so ill this week, but a a kind doctor at our local hospital and my sister seem to have me sorted and "I'm definitely on the mend"

On a gorgeous first part of the day I went to Jotunheimen in an area around Brekkvegen. Wonderful scenery everywhere. This is close to the road, and I made an HDR composition because of all the different light contrasts in this image.

 

Norway, a stunningly beautiful country. Around every corner a chance for a scenic image, forcing me from time to time to stop every kilometer to get out of my car, sometimes with screeching brakes, and sometimes forcing me to curse because there was no place to stop.

 

Lovely valleys, bare mountains and cold winds, snow packs, glaciers, beautiful lakes, and then there are the enchanting fjords that never stop to amaze. The most beautiful country of Europe, for me no doubt about that, with only one minor aspect, which is the weather. During my month of traveling I only had 4 really nice days, the rest of the time clouds, rain, and very changeable! Still no regret, and I will go back to make even more than the 3500 pictures that I took this time.

 

Another very active vacation that took me to the south west up to Trondheim in a sort of triangle between Oslo- trondheim and Bergen with the whole route visible here (www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153668247101759&set...).

This photo sort of sat around in my archives, just begging to be processed. It required special handling due to the dynamic range involved, but never had the time to do it justice.

 

I was out for the rise of the full moon, and shot several different scenes at that time. The moon was now fully in the sky, and still not blocked by the clouds that would do so later.

 

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Taken at Jones Lake in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada on 19 October 2013.

 

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Hope you are doing great friends. I bumped into this garden last Sunday and it was a really nice spot with great structural lines and nice visual elements. Light and shadows were great as well to do that sort of shot trying to maximize dynamic range. I hope you like it.

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Gray's Creek, IBM Glen, Endicott, NY. IBM Glen, once a property belonging to the tech behemoth, is now owned and managed by the Waterman Conservation Education Center of Apalachin, NY. www.watermancenter.org/

 

Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX II. 5 exposures (-4 through 0 EV), mostly to tame the contrasty, mid-morning light. InstaMask, Raya Pro, Nik filters. Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX II.

 

So I freely admit this was a struggle, and not just with the contrasty light, but with waterfall photography as its own sort of challenge. Search Flickr and 500px, and you'll find that naturally rendered waterfalls are few and far between. Most opt for that magic look, at least in terms of color, perhaps in part because our digital SLRs don't always seem to know what to do with those saturated forest tones, especially green. (I confess I kind of like the silky-water thing, by now, de rigueur for waterfalls.)

 

Elsewhere, I've gone in for low-key mono. Here, Nik filters help take the edge off without going full-on Middle Earth. Oh, well, life is a journey, and so is photography!

Last weekends effort saw way too much cloud and no light, this weekend saw a cloudless sky and harsh light resulting in the sort of dynamic range that irritates me. You just can't win can you!!

 

Well at least it's different and goes someway in searching for the Nornen shot I want to be satisfied with. I like the light, at least it gave some colour, but I would have loved some cloud forms.

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DRI stand for Dynamic Range Increase. Three RAW files are used to achieve this. Rather than using a software like Photomatix for instance, I simply use mask to blend, my own way, the light, dark and normal shot with Photoshop and Lightroom.. To me, It looks more natural than the usual HDR treatment that I would normally applied.

  

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Ma technique est toujours la même:

Trois prise de vue -2EV, 0, +2EV. Ensuite ajustement de la température de couleur avec Lightroom et usage de calque et masques de luminosités avec Photoshop. Retrait d'éléments de distraction avec l'outil tampon. Filtre High pass pour le rehaussement des détails. Ensuite saturation et contraste ajustés de façon sélective et locale. Dodge and burn là où requis...

DRI vient de l'anglais Dynmic Range Increase, qui pourrait se traduire par étendue dynamique améliorée. Les même 3 fichiers RAW entrent dans la composition d'un DRI. Plutôt que de se servir d'un logiciel comme Photomatix qui fait tout le travail, je me sers plutôt de masques pour filtrer l'éclairage dans photoshop et Lightroom. De mon point de vue, cette façon de faire donne une image plus naturel que le traitement HDR que j'employais auparavant.

 

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My technique is alway the same:

Three exposure -2EV, 0, +2EV and then temperature adjustement using Lightroom and layering with luminosity mask using photoshop. Removal of distracting stuff with the stamp tool or patch tool. High pass filter to enhance details. Then saturation, contrast selectively control, dodge and burn where need...

DRI stand for Dynamic Range Increase. Three RAW files are used to achieve this. Rather than using a software like Photomatix for instance, I simply use mask to blend, my own way, the light, dark and normal shot with Photoshop and Lightroom.. To me, It looks more natural than the usual HDR treatment that I would normally applied.

  

Merci pour les visites, commentaires, récompenses, invitations et favoris. S.V.P. n'utilisez pas mes images sur des sites web, blogs ou autres médias sans ma permission.

Merci!

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Ma technique est toujours la même:

Trois prise de vue -2EV, 0, +2EV. Ensuite ajustement de la température de couleur avec Lightroom et usage de calque et masques de luminosités avec Photoshop. Retrait d'éléments de distraction avec l'outil tampon. Filtre High pass pour le rehaussement des détails. Ensuite saturation et contraste ajustés de façon sélective et locale. Dodge and burn là où requis...

DRI vient de l'anglais Dynmic Range Increase, qui pourrait se traduire par étendue dynamique améliorée. Les même 3 fichiers RAW entrent dans la composition d'un DRI. Plutôt que de se servir d'un logiciel comme Photomatix qui fait tout le travail, je me sers plutôt de masques pour filtrer l'éclairage dans photoshop et Lightroom. De mon point de vue, cette façon de faire donne une image plus naturel que le traitement HDR que j'employais auparavant.

 

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My technique is alway the same:

Three exposure -2EV, 0, +2EV and then adjustement using Lightroom and layering using photoshop.

DRI stand for Dynamic Range Increase. Three RAW files are used to achieve this. Rather than using a software like Photomatix for instance, I simply use mask to blend, my own way, the light, dark and normal shot with Photoshop and Lightroom.. To me, It looks more natural than the usual HDR treatment that I would normally applied.

  

Merci pour les visites, commentaires, récompenses, invitations et favoris. S.V.P. n'utilisez pas mes images sur des sites web, blogs ou autres médias sans ma permission.

Merci!

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Ma technique est toujours la même:

Trois prise de vue -2EV, 0, +2EV. Ensuite ajustement avec Lightroom et usage de calque et masque avec Photoshop.

DRI vient de l'anglais Dynmic Range Increase, qui pourrait se traduire par étendue dynamique améliorée. Les même 3 fichiers RAW entrent dans la composition d'un DRI. Plutôt que de se servir d'un logiciel comme Photomatix qui fait tout le travail, je me sers plutôt de masques pour filtrer l'éclairage dans photoshop et Lightroom. De mon point de vue, cette façon de faire donne une image plus naturel que le traitement HDR que j'employais auparavant.

 

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The last of of this series on Conciergerie.

 

La dernière sur la série de la Conciergerie.

 

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My technique is alway the same:

Three exposure -2EV, 0, +2EV and then adjustement using Lightroom and layering using photoshop.

DRI stand for Dynamic Range Increase. Three RAW files are used to achieve this. Rather than using a software like Photomatix for instance, I simply use mask to blend, my own way, the light, dark and normal shot with Photoshop and Lightroom.. To me, It looks more natural than the usual HDR treatment that I would normally applied.

  

Merci pour les visites, commentaires, récompenses, invitations et favoris. S.V.P. n'utilisez pas mes images sur des sites web, blogs ou autres médias sans ma permission.

Merci!

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Ma technique est toujours la même:

Trois prise de vue -2EV, 0, +2EV. Ensuite ajustement avec Lightroom et usage de calque et masque avec Photoshop.

DRI vient de l'anglais Dynmic Range Increase, qui pourrait se traduire par étendue dynamique améliorée. Les même 3 fichiers RAW entrent dans la composition d'un DRI. Plutôt que de se servir d'un logiciel comme Photomatix qui fait tout le travail, je me sers plutôt de masques pour filtrer l'éclairage dans photoshop et Lightroom. De mon point de vue, cette façon de faire donne une image plus naturel que le traitement HDR que j'employais auparavant.

 

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It's been rather a long time since my last upload. Various computer problems have been frustrating my processing for the past few weeks, but they seem to be sorted now and I've begun wading through the photo backlog which accrued in that time.

 

This image is one I've been itching to process and is my favourite I've taken for a long while. I took a number of frames of this same spot as the pebbles rolled around in the breaking waves with the low sun glinting from the peaks of water. I will process more of them and feel they might work well as a series of images demonstrating the dynamic nature of the strip of beach right at the waters' edge. For now though here's my pick of the bunch.

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My technique is alway the same:

Three exposure -2EV, 0, +2EV and then adjustement using Lightroom and layering using photoshop.

DRI stand for Dynamic Range Increase. Three RAW files are used to achieve this. Rather than using a software like Photomatix for instance, I simply use mask to blend, my own way, the light, dark and normal shot with Photoshop and Lightroom.. To me, It looks more natural than the usual HDR treatment that I would normally applied.

  

Merci pour les visites, commentaires, récompenses, invitations et favoris. S.V.P. n'utilisez pas mes images sur des sites web, blogs ou autres médias sans ma permission.

Merci!

:copyright: Tous droits réservés

 

Ma technique est toujours la même:

Trois prise de vue -2EV, 0, +2EV. Ensuite ajustement avec Lightroom et usage de calque et masque avec Photoshop.

DRI vient de l'anglais Dynmic Range Increase, qui pourrait se traduire par étendue dynamique améliorée. Les même 3 fichiers RAW entrent dans la composition d'un DRI. Plutôt que de se servir d'un logiciel comme Photomatix qui fait tout le travail, je me sers plutôt de masques pour filtrer l'éclairage dans photoshop et Lightroom. De mon point de vue, cette façon de faire donne une image plus naturel que le traitement HDR que j'employais auparavant.

 

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Thanks for the visit, comments, awards, invitations and favorites. Please don't use my images on websites, blogs or other media without my explicit permission.

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My technique is alway the same:

Three exposure -2EV, 0, +2EV and then adjustement using Lightroom and layering using photoshop.

DRI stand for Dynamic Range Increase. Three RAW files are used to achieve this. Rather than using a software like Photomatix for instance, I simply use mask to blend, my own way, the light, dark and normal shot with Photoshop and Lightroom.. To me, It looks more natural than the usual HDR treatment that I would normally applied.

  

Merci pour les visites, commentaires, récompenses, invitations et favoris. S.V.P. n'utilisez pas mes images sur des sites web, blogs ou autres médias sans ma permission.

Merci!

:copyright: Tous droits réservés

 

Ma technique est toujours la même:

Trois prise de vue -2EV, 0, +2EV. Ensuite ajustement avec Lightroom et usage de calque et masque avec Photoshop.

DRI vient de l'anglais Dynmic Range Increase, qui pourrait se traduire par étendue dynamique améliorée. Les même 3 fichiers RAW entrent dans la composition d'un DRI. Plutôt que de se servir d'un logiciel comme Photomatix qui fait tout le travail, je me sers plutôt de masques pour filtrer l'éclairage dans photoshop et Lightroom. De mon point de vue, cette façon de faire donne une image plus naturel que le traitement HDR que j'employais auparavant.

 

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Thanks for the visit, comments, awards, invitations and favorites. Please don't use my images on websites, blogs or other media without my explicit permission.

Thanks!

:copyright: All rights reserved

 

My technique is alway the same:

Three exposure -2EV, 0, +2EV and then temperature adjustement using Lightroom and layering with luminosity mask using photoshop. Removal of distracting stuff with the stamp tool or patch tool. High pass filter to enhance details. Then saturation, contrast selectively control, dodge and burn where need...

DRI stand for Dynamic Range Increase. Three RAW files are used to achieve this. Rather than using a software like Photomatix for instance, I simply use mask to blend, my own way, the light, dark and normal shot with Photoshop and Lightroom.. To me, It looks more natural than the usual HDR treatment that I would normally applied.

  

Merci pour les visites, commentaires, récompenses, invitations et favoris. S.V.P. n'utilisez pas mes images sur des sites web, blogs ou autres médias sans ma permission.

Merci!

:copyright: Tous droits réservés

 

Ma technique est toujours la même:

Trois prise de vue -2EV, 0, +2EV. Ensuite ajustement de la température de couleur avec Lightroom et usage de calque et masques de luminosités avec Photoshop. Retrait d'éléments de distraction avec l'outil tampon. Filtre High pass pour le rehaussement des détails. Ensuite saturation et contraste ajustés de façon sélective et locale. Dodge and burn là où requis...

DRI vient de l'anglais Dynmic Range Increase, qui pourrait se traduire par étendue dynamique améliorée. Les même 3 fichiers RAW entrent dans la composition d'un DRI. Plutôt que de se servir d'un logiciel comme Photomatix qui fait tout le travail, je me sers plutôt de masques pour filtrer l'éclairage dans photoshop et Lightroom. De mon point de vue, cette façon de faire donne une image plus naturel que le traitement HDR que j'employais auparavant.

 

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Thanks for the visit, comments, awards, invitations and favorites. Please don't use my images on websites, blogs or other media without my explicit permission.

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:copyright: All rights reserved

 

My technique is alway the same:

Three exposure -2EV, 0, +2EV and then temperature adjustement using Lightroom and layering with luminosity mask using photoshop. Removal of distracting stuff with the stamp tool or patch tool. High pass filter to enhance details. Then saturation, contrast selectively control, dodge and burn where need...

DRI stand for Dynamic Range Increase. Three RAW files are used to achieve this. Rather than using a software like Photomatix for instance, I simply use mask to blend, my own way, the light, dark and normal shot with Photoshop and Lightroom.. To me, It looks more natural than the usual HDR treatment that I would normally applied.

  

Merci pour les visites, commentaires, récompenses, invitations et favoris. S.V.P. n'utilisez pas mes images sur des sites web, blogs ou autres médias sans ma permission.

Merci!

:copyright: Tous droits réservés

 

Ma technique est toujours la même:

Trois prise de vue -2EV, 0, +2EV. Ensuite ajustement de la température de couleur avec Lightroom et usage de calque et masques de luminosités avec Photoshop. Retrait d'éléments de distraction avec l'outil tampon. Filtre High pass pour le rehaussement des détails. Ensuite saturation et contraste ajustés de façon sélective et locale. Dodge and burn là où requis...

DRI vient de l'anglais Dynmic Range Increase, qui pourrait se traduire par étendue dynamique améliorée. Les même 3 fichiers RAW entrent dans la composition d'un DRI. Plutôt que de se servir d'un logiciel comme Photomatix qui fait tout le travail, je me sers plutôt de masques pour filtrer l'éclairage dans photoshop et Lightroom. De mon point de vue, cette façon de faire donne une image plus naturel que le traitement HDR que j'employais auparavant.

 

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Thanks for the visit, comments, awards, invitations and favorites. Please don't use my images on websites, blogs or other media without my explicit permission.

Thanks!

:copyright: All rights reserved

 

My technique is alway the same:

Three exposure -2EV, 0, +2EV and then adjustement using Lightroom and layering using photoshop.

DRI stand for Dynamic Range Increase. Three RAW files are used to achieve this. Rather than using a software like Photomatix for instance, I simply use mask to blend, my own way, the light, dark and normal shot with Photoshop and Lightroom.. To me, It looks more natural than the usual HDR treatment that I would normally applied.

  

Merci pour les visites, commentaires, récompenses, invitations et favoris. S.V.P. n'utilisez pas mes images sur des sites web, blogs ou autres médias sans ma permission.

Merci!

:copyright: Tous droits réservés

 

Ma technique est toujours la même:

Trois prise de vue -2EV, 0, +2EV. Ensuite ajustement avec Lightroom et usage de calque et masque avec Photoshop.

DRI vient de l'anglais Dynmic Range Increase, qui pourrait se traduire par étendue dynamique améliorée. Les même 3 fichiers RAW entrent dans la composition d'un DRI. Plutôt que de se servir d'un logiciel comme Photomatix qui fait tout le travail, je me sers plutôt de masques pour filtrer l'éclairage dans photoshop et Lightroom. De mon point de vue, cette façon de faire donne une image plus naturel que le traitement HDR que j'employais auparavant.

 

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Right at the end of rather a long walk along a concrete path is this little gem. I was unsure if it really was a lighthouse (lack of a big bit of crystal at the top was my main query) but it is, apparently. It's a nice bit of the world and a lovely coastline with cliffs etc. I was lucky I caught the clouds when I did, too, as a blue sky (nice but pretty boring) almost immediately followed.

Central, Hong Kong

 

Having seen many renditions of this scene on the internet, I already had eyes on this photo before I embarked on this trip.

 

However, heaven was not on my side. Ever since I touched down, the weather had been cold and misty, nevertheless I headed out onto the streets and found my way there. Braving the wind chill while jogging on the spot to keep myself warm, it took me almost an hour to shoot this set of images, as I exposed for the last few frames, it started to drizzle.

 

I got a few curious stares but it did not bother me at all. In fact I felt very at home amidst the impromptu exercise regime. Such was a wonderful experience.

 

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This is another photograph from this massive church on the south side of Milwaukee. The entire building is delicately detailed and ornate. it's a blast for me, given that I love to process these sorts of shots. but framing them is another story. I've gotten more familiar with framing them using live view to try to get them properly centered, but even so, it's so difficult with a wide angle lens and all that distortion on the edges. either way, I think it's easy to appreciate all of the work that goes in to this amazing church, regardless of faith.

on a separate note, I thought it was awesome to see the similarities, and down right identical nature to European churches, in this case, a beautiful image from Conor MacNeill (www.flickr.com/photos/thefella/5862834356/).

Lengthy HDR Workshop Review

First, I should make it clear that I don't have any more plans to do more workshops. I know there is a lot of demand all over the world -- and these two previous ones have been ultra-successful. I may end up doing a few exclusive workshops in select cities around the world, but nothing is currently planned. I get approached all the time for this and that - and I'm looking at everything... but nothing is decided yet.

 

For sure, you should get ready for the HDR DVD to come out. It's being worked on currently. It will be ready when it's ready, but you can sign up there to be sure you find out first.

 

As for the Florida weekend workshop, Terry Reinert wrote a lengthy review on his blog. He was a nice guy, and I enjoyed meeting him. After the workshop, RC Concepcion asked Terry and Vanelli (his site) to take me out to shoot the sunset. Well, it was probably a top 10 sunset. It was one of those perfect sunsets where the sun was twice as wide as the skyscrapers in downtown Tampa. Even better, it was a perfect half-circle on top of a cloud.

 

The only bad thing is that we were in a car the entire time. I'm not sure what the heck happened, but I am sure what the heck didn't happen. I had a chance to get the greatest photo of Tampa ever made, but I was stuck in a car. I have not yet ruled out conspiracy.

 

After that, Vanelli, Terry, and I ended up at Tampa University. Or maybe it's the University of Tampa. We moved around there and they used a few of the new tricks from the workshop. I got some great shots that I haven't had time to process yet... But I was happy to hang out with those two guys. RC tends to be a good filter on these sorts of matters!

  

Daily Photo - The Portofino Bay

Today, I drove to Orlando and decided to put myself in charge of a sunset shot. Of course, it worked out well.

 

We stayed here at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando. This place is gorgeous. I never know how I feel about these "recreations" of other real-world places. The REAL Portofino is very pretty and unique, of course, but this recreation is also really nice. I mean, it's actually pretty here, even though it is just a facsimile. It's not the same as being in Italy, of course. But, it's better than being at a Walmart in Ft. Lauderdale, you know? Okay, it's a WHOLE lot better. There are six Italian restaurants, a pretty boat that takes you back and forth to Universal Studios and Adventure Island, and a very nice staff that is helpful and attentive.

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My technique is alway the same:

Three exposure -2EV, 0, +2EV and then adjustement using Lightroom and layering using photoshop.

DRI stand for Dynamic Range Increase. Three RAW files are used to achieve this. Rather than using a software like Photomatix for instance, I simply use mask to blend, my own way, the light, dark and normal shot with Photoshop and Lightroom.. To me, It looks more natural than the usual HDR treatment that I would normally applied.

  

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Ma technique est toujours la même:

Trois prise de vue -2EV, 0, +2EV. Ensuite ajustement avec Lightroom et usage de calque et masque avec Photoshop.

DRI vient de l'anglais Dynmic Range Increase, qui pourrait se traduire par étendue dynamique améliorée. Les même 3 fichiers RAW entrent dans la composition d'un DRI. Plutôt que de se servir d'un logiciel comme Photomatix qui fait tout le travail, je me sers plutôt de masques pour filtrer l'éclairage dans photoshop et Lightroom. De mon point de vue, cette façon de faire donne une image plus naturel que le traitement HDR que j'employais auparavant.

 

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Went down to South Queensferry last week just as the sun was setting and it was absolutely beautiful. I took about five long exposure pics but sadly they all had defects of one sort or another. This (fairly subtle) HDR was all I managed to get, on the way back from the beach. Sometimes you just have to be satisfied with what you've got...

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My technique is alway the same:

Three exposure -2EV, 0, +2EV and then adjustement using Lightroom and layering using photoshop.

DRI stand for Dynamic Range Increase. Three RAW files are used to achieve this. Rather than using a software like Photomatix for instance, I simply use mask to blend, my own way, the light, dark and normal shot with Photoshop and Lightroom.. To me, It looks more natural than the usual HDR treatment that I would normally applied.

 

I alway like the potential of that image but was very disapointed because of the blur that wind cause over my len... Until I realised the full potential of the HIGH PASS tool in photosop! And why not add a touch of light painting here and there and a better crop (an other!) that will better serve that image and makes his creator happy!

  

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Ma technique est toujours la même:

Trois prise de vue -2EV, 0, +2EV. Ensuite ajustement avec Lightroom et usage de calque et masque avec Photoshop.

DRI vient de l'anglais Dynmic Range Increase, qui pourrait se traduire par étendue dynamique améliorée. Les même 3 fichiers RAW entrent dans la composition d'un DRI. Plutôt que de se servir d'un logiciel comme Photomatix qui fait tout le travail, je me sers plutôt de masques pour filtrer l'éclairage dans photoshop et Lightroom. De mon point de vue, cette façon de faire donne une image plus naturel que le traitement HDR que j'employais auparavant.

 

J'ai toujours aimé le potentiel de cet image, mais déçu par le flou qu'à causé le vent sur mon objectif... Jusqu'à ce que je me rende compte de l'efficacité de l'outil HIGH PASS de photoshop! Et tant qu'à y être, pourquoi pas un peu de light painting ici et là et un meilleur cadrage (un autre!) qui rendra justice à cet image et rendra son créateur heureux!

  

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My technique is alway the same:

Three exposure -2EV, 0, +2EV and then temperature adjustement using Lightroom and layering with luminosity mask using photoshop. Removal of distracting stuff with the stamp tool or patch tool. High pass filter to enhance details. Then saturation, contrast selectively control, dodge and burn where need...

DRI stand for Dynamic Range Increase. Three RAW files are used to achieve this. Rather than using a software like Photomatix for instance, I simply use mask to blend, my own way, the light, dark and normal shot with Photoshop and Lightroom.. To me, It looks more natural than the usual HDR treatment that I would normally applied.

  

Merci pour les visites, commentaires, récompenses, invitations et favoris. S.V.P. n'utilisez pas mes images sur des sites web, blogs ou autres médias sans ma permission.

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Ma technique est toujours la même:

Trois prise de vue -2EV, 0, +2EV. Ensuite ajustement de la température de couleur avec Lightroom et usage de calque et masques de luminosités avec Photoshop. Retrait d'éléments de distraction avec l'outil tampon. Filtre High pass pour le rehaussement des détails. Ensuite saturation et contraste ajustés de façon sélective et locale. Dodge and burn là où requis...

DRI vient de l'anglais Dynmic Range Increase, qui pourrait se traduire par étendue dynamique améliorée. Les même 3 fichiers RAW entrent dans la composition d'un DRI. Plutôt que de se servir d'un logiciel comme Photomatix qui fait tout le travail, je me sers plutôt de masques pour filtrer l'éclairage dans photoshop et Lightroom. De mon point de vue, cette façon de faire donne une image plus naturel que le traitement HDR que j'employais auparavant.

 

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My technique is alway the same:

Three exposure -2EV, 0, +2EV and then temperature adjustement using Lightroom and layering with luminosity mask using photoshop. Removal of distracting stuff with the stamp tool or patch tool. High pass filter to enhance details. Then saturation, contrast selectively control, dodge and burn where need...

DRI stand for Dynamic Range Increase. Three RAW files are used to achieve this. Rather than using a software like Photomatix for instance, I simply use mask to blend, my own way, the light, dark and normal shot with Photoshop and Lightroom.. To me, It looks more natural than the usual HDR treatment that I would normally applied.

  

Merci pour les visites, commentaires, récompenses, invitations et favoris. S.V.P. n'utilisez pas mes images sur des sites web, blogs ou autres médias sans ma permission.

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Ma technique est toujours la même:

Trois prise de vue -2EV, 0, +2EV. Ensuite ajustement de la température de couleur avec Lightroom et usage de calque et masques de luminosités avec Photoshop. Retrait d'éléments de distraction avec l'outil tampon. Filtre High pass pour le rehaussement des détails. Ensuite saturation et contraste ajustés de façon sélective et locale. Dodge and burn là où requis...

DRI vient de l'anglais Dynmic Range Increase, qui pourrait se traduire par étendue dynamique améliorée. Les même 3 fichiers RAW entrent dans la composition d'un DRI. Plutôt que de se servir d'un logiciel comme Photomatix qui fait tout le travail, je me sers plutôt de masques pour filtrer l'éclairage dans photoshop et Lightroom. De mon point de vue, cette façon de faire donne une image plus naturel que le traitement HDR que j'employais auparavant.

 

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A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to get some private access to the top of Tower Bridge. How I got this access is another story but I had unrestricted views all over London with no a tourist in site. I didn’t know that I was getting a personal tour of the walkways. I turned up there just expecting to be escorted to the place I needed to take photos but a guide directed me all around the walkways.

 

During this access, I was able to go out onto the balconies at the very top of both the north and south tower. This offered unrestricted views over the city of London that I wouldn’t have dreamed of getting. Of course I made the most of it and I don’t think my camera stopped clicking when I was up there. It just so happened that the only time I could be up there was at sunset. Not a problem for me!! I was sorted.

 

In this image you can see the view that I got from a balcony on the north tower looking over to the Tower of London. You can see how the skyline has changed over the years with the brand new Walkie Talkie, Cheesegrater and Gherkin (insert another kitchen reference here) all in the background. London is one amazing city.

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My technique is alway the same:

Three exposure -2EV, 0, +2EV and then adjustement using Lightroom and layering using photoshop.

DRI stand for Dynamic Range Increase. Three RAW files are used to achieve this. Rather than using a software like Photomatix for instance, I simply use mask to blend, my own way, the light, dark and normal shot with Photoshop and Lightroom.. To me, It looks more natural than the usual HDR treatment that I would normally applied.

  

Merci pour les visites, commentaires, récompenses, invitations et favoris. S.V.P. n'utilisez pas mes images sur des sites web, blogs ou autres médias sans ma permission.

Merci!

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Ma technique est toujours la même:

Trois prise de vue -2EV, 0, +2EV. Ensuite ajustement avec Lightroom et usage de calque et masque avec Photoshop.

DRI vient de l'anglais Dynmic Range Increase, qui pourrait se traduire par étendue dynamique améliorée. Les même 3 fichiers RAW entrent dans la composition d'un DRI. Plutôt que de se servir d'un logiciel comme Photomatix qui fait tout le travail, je me sers plutôt de masques pour filtrer l'éclairage dans photoshop et Lightroom. De mon point de vue, cette façon de faire donne une image plus naturel que le traitement HDR que j'employais auparavant.

 

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I think it is some sort of bromeliad? It was growing in my Mother-in-law's garden and it was quite small (approx 10 high and 5cm wide?) Any suggestion on what it could be? I just thought the colours were amazing ;)

 

It has been Explored! [Highest Position: 134 on Wednesday 20 June] Thanks everyone!

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My technique is alway the same:

Three exposure -2EV, 0, +2EV and then adjustement using Lightroom and layering using photoshop.

DRI stand for Dynamic Range Increase. Three RAW files are used to achieve this. Rather than using a software like Photomatix for instance, I simply use mask to blend, my own way, the light, dark and normal shot with Photoshop and Lightroom.. To me, It looks more natural than the usual HDR treatment that I would normally applied.

  

Merci pour les visites, commentaires, récompenses, invitations et favoris. S.V.P. n'utilisez pas mes images sur des sites web, blogs ou autres médias sans ma permission.

Merci!

:copyright: Tous droits réservés

 

Ma technique est toujours la même:

Trois prise de vue -2EV, 0, +2EV. Ensuite ajustement avec Lightroom et usage de calque et masque avec Photoshop.

DRI vient de l'anglais Dynmic Range Increase, qui pourrait se traduire par étendue dynamique améliorée. Les même 3 fichiers RAW entrent dans la composition d'un DRI. Plutôt que de se servir d'un logiciel comme Photomatix qui fait tout le travail, je me sers plutôt de masques pour filtrer l'éclairage dans photoshop et Lightroom. De mon point de vue, cette façon de faire donne une image plus naturel que le traitement HDR que j'employais auparavant.

 

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My technique is alway the same:

Three exposure -2EV, 0, +2EV and then temperature adjustement using Lightroom and layering with luminosity mask using photoshop. Removal of distracting stuff with the stamp tool or patch tool. High pass filter to enhance details. Then saturation, contrast selectively control, dodge and burn where need...

DRI stand for Dynamic Range Increase. Three RAW files are used to achieve this. Rather than using a software like Photomatix for instance, I simply use mask to blend, my own way, the light, dark and normal shot with Photoshop and Lightroom.. To me, It looks more natural than the usual HDR treatment that I would normally applied.

  

Merci pour les visites, commentaires, récompenses, invitations et favoris. S.V.P. n'utilisez pas mes images sur des sites web, blogs ou autres médias sans ma permission.

Merci!

:copyright: Tous droits réservés

 

Ma technique est toujours la même:

Trois prise de vue -2EV, 0, +2EV. Ensuite ajustement de la température de couleur avec Lightroom et usage de calque et masques de luminosités avec Photoshop. Retrait d'éléments de distraction avec l'outil tampon. Filtre High pass pour le rehaussement des détails. Ensuite saturation et contraste ajustés de façon sélective et locale. Dodge and burn là où requis...

DRI vient de l'anglais Dynmic Range Increase, qui pourrait se traduire par étendue dynamique améliorée. Les même 3 fichiers RAW entrent dans la composition d'un DRI. Plutôt que de se servir d'un logiciel comme Photomatix qui fait tout le travail, je me sers plutôt de masques pour filtrer l'éclairage dans photoshop et Lightroom. De mon point de vue, cette façon de faire donne une image plus naturel que le traitement HDR que j'employais auparavant.

 

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Thanks for all the new followers that joined me today. My cavalcade of waterfalls continues. I have one more before I move on to something else.

 

I rediscovered this photo while sorting through photos from past National Park trips. I enjoyed my time at Mystic Falls in a different way than I enjoyed Yellowstone Canyon and Grand Prismatic. I hadn't planned on seeing it. On this day, I was out for sunrise when it began to pour rain. By mid-afternoon there was a bit of a break. I had spent the morning in my cabin looking at the park map looking for things near Old Faithful (where my cabin was) that I could do if the rain let up and found this. It is a very easy hike with this great payoff.

 

This picture is composed of 5 images merged to HDR in Photomatix Pro.

 

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My technique is alway the same:

Three exposure -2EV, 0, +2EV and then temperature adjustement using Lightroom and layering with luminosity mask using photoshop. Removal of distracting stuff with the stamp tool or patch tool. High pass filter to enhance details. Then saturation, contrast selectively control, dodge and burn where need...

DRI stand for Dynamic Range Increase. Three RAW files are used to achieve this. Rather than using a software like Photomatix for instance, I simply use mask to blend, my own way, the light, dark and normal shot with Photoshop and Lightroom.. To me, It looks more natural than the usual HDR treatment that I would normally applied.

  

Merci pour les visites, commentaires, récompenses, invitations et favoris. S.V.P. n'utilisez pas mes images sur des sites web, blogs ou autres médias sans ma permission.

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Ma technique est toujours la même:

Trois prise de vue -2EV, 0, +2EV. Ensuite ajustement de la température de couleur avec Lightroom et usage de calque et masques de luminosités avec Photoshop. Retrait d'éléments de distraction avec l'outil tampon. Filtre High pass pour le rehaussement des détails. Ensuite saturation et contraste ajustés de façon sélective et locale. Dodge and burn là où requis...

DRI vient de l'anglais Dynmic Range Increase, qui pourrait se traduire par étendue dynamique améliorée. Les même 3 fichiers RAW entrent dans la composition d'un DRI. Plutôt que de se servir d'un logiciel comme Photomatix qui fait tout le travail, je me sers plutôt de masques pour filtrer l'éclairage dans photoshop et Lightroom. De mon point de vue, cette façon de faire donne une image plus naturel que le traitement HDR que j'employais auparavant.

 

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This historic and colorful Carousel is at Baltimore, Maryland's Inner Harbor.

 

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This small pillbox, designed for one heavy machine gun, still retains its original protective embankment.

As soon as construction work was finished outer walls were covered with tar to prevent moisture from eroding the concrete. The black smudges are still clearly visible. Once it dried, stones were piled up against the walls and covered with sand/earth to form embankments providing additional protection against direct artillery hits.

 

This one was processed 50% with OnOne Perfect Photo Suite and 50% with NIK Color Efex Pro. Pulled froma single RAW with ACDSee Pro 8 (a sort of Lightroom in case you wonder, but WAY faster. Some dynamic contrast added selectively + some vignette blur, these done in Perfect Effects module. Then squeezed through a preset which I developed in NIK Color Efex Pro - for a kind of smooth look I was after.

 

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Highest Explore Position: 352

 

This is now the second time I have had my Cameras out in three weeks.

 

I’ve been wanting to do this shot for ages but once I got there, I didn’t know what sort of shot to do. I took a lot of different angles and decided on this one. I also decided to do a HDR. The reason for this is that HDR (High Dynamic Range) brings out a lot more detail but as you can see, I haven’t gone over the top with it. Hope you enjoy it.

 

Equipment & Settings Used.

 

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Sigma 10-20mm F/4-5.6 EX DC HSM

Exposure: 0.01 sec (1/100) Used Severn different Exposures

Aperture: f/16.0

Focal Length: 10 mm

ISO Speed: 100

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Tripod: Giottos 9351B

Tripod Head: Giottos MH1300-621 Ball Head

  

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My technique is alway the same:

Three exposure -2EV, 0, +2EV and then temperature adjustement using Lightroom and layering with luminosity mask using photoshop. Removal of distracting stuff with the stamp tool or patch tool. High pass filter to enhance details. Then saturation, contrast selectively control, dodge and burn where need...

DRI stand for Dynamic Range Increase. Three RAW files are used to achieve this. Rather than using a software like Photomatix for instance, I simply use mask to blend, my own way, the light, dark and normal shot with Photoshop and Lightroom.. To me, It looks more natural than the usual HDR treatment that I would normally applied.

  

Merci pour les visites, commentaires, récompenses, invitations et favoris. S.V.P. n'utilisez pas mes images sur des sites web, blogs ou autres médias sans ma permission.

Merci!

:copyright: Tous droits réservés

 

Ma technique est toujours la même:

Trois prise de vue -2EV, 0, +2EV. Ensuite ajustement de la température de couleur avec Lightroom et usage de calque et masques de luminosités avec Photoshop. Retrait d'éléments de distraction avec l'outil tampon. Filtre High pass pour le rehaussement des détails. Ensuite saturation et contraste ajustés de façon sélective et locale. Dodge and burn là où requis...

DRI vient de l'anglais Dynmic Range Increase, qui pourrait se traduire par étendue dynamique améliorée. Les même 3 fichiers RAW entrent dans la composition d'un DRI. Plutôt que de se servir d'un logiciel comme Photomatix qui fait tout le travail, je me sers plutôt de masques pour filtrer l'éclairage dans photoshop et Lightroom. De mon point de vue, cette façon de faire donne une image plus naturel que le traitement HDR que j'employais auparavant.

 

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My technique is alway the same:

Three exposure -2EV, 0, +2EV and then adjustement using Lightroom and layering using photoshop.

DRI stand for Dynamic Range Increase. Three RAW files are used to achieve this. Rather than using a software like Photomatix for instance, I simply use mask to blend, my own way, the light, dark and normal shot with Photoshop and Lightroom.. To me, It looks more natural than the usual HDR treatment that I would normally applied.

  

Merci pour les visites, commentaires, récompenses, invitations et favoris. S.V.P. n'utilisez pas mes images sur des sites web, blogs ou autres médias sans ma permission.

Merci!

:copyright: Tous droits réservés

 

Ma technique est toujours la même:

Trois prise de vue -2EV, 0, +2EV. Ensuite ajustement avec Lightroom et usage de calque et masque avec Photoshop.

DRI vient de l'anglais Dynmic Range Increase, qui pourrait se traduire par étendue dynamique améliorée. Les même 3 fichiers RAW entrent dans la composition d'un DRI. Plutôt que de se servir d'un logiciel comme Photomatix qui fait tout le travail, je me sers plutôt de masques pour filtrer l'éclairage dans photoshop et Lightroom. De mon point de vue, cette façon de faire donne une image plus naturel que le traitement HDR que j'employais auparavant.

 

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One evening I was walking around Roppongi, taking in all the sights. There doesn't seem to be a bad direction to go. Everything was alive and full of life.

 

Getting into this particular position took a few Cirque de Soliel moves that no one was around to appreciate (or warn me against). There is a pedestrian set of stairs that blindly switchbacks its way up an outside drum-tower of sorts. I had a feeling that on top of this little tower would be a good vantage in this particular direction, which I had not seen, but I had mapped out in my brain. I did one of those moves like children do when they work their way up a doorframe -- but I did it in a narrow stairwell. It got me to the top, which was extra-difficult with the tripod! I ended up with a clean view of everything. But then, only then, did I start to wonder how the heck I was going to get back down.

 

I waited for a nice-looking stair-walker to pass by underneath, and then I handed down my camera before performing an unceremonious jump/fall.

 

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Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are

 

It has been a while since I last shot the lightshow.

 

Near or far, the city still looks as spectacular as ever.

 

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My technique is alway the same:

Three exposure -2EV, 0, +2EV and then temperature adjustement using Lightroom and layering with luminosity mask using photoshop. Removal of distracting stuff with the stamp tool or patch tool. High pass filter to enhance details. Then saturation, contrast selectively control, dodge and burn where need...

DRI stand for Dynamic Range Increase. Three RAW files are used to achieve this. Rather than using a software like Photomatix for instance, I simply use mask to blend, my own way, the light, dark and normal shot with Photoshop and Lightroom.. To me, It looks more natural than the usual HDR treatment that I would normally applied.

  

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Ma technique est toujours la même:

Trois prise de vue -2EV, 0, +2EV. Ensuite ajustement de la température de couleur avec Lightroom et usage de calque et masques de luminosités avec Photoshop. Retrait d'éléments de distraction avec l'outil tampon. Filtre High pass pour le rehaussement des détails. Ensuite saturation et contraste ajustés de façon sélective et locale. Dodge and burn là où requis...

DRI vient de l'anglais Dynmic Range Increase, qui pourrait se traduire par étendue dynamique améliorée. Les même 3 fichiers RAW entrent dans la composition d'un DRI. Plutôt que de se servir d'un logiciel comme Photomatix qui fait tout le travail, je me sers plutôt de masques pour filtrer l'éclairage dans photoshop et Lightroom. De mon point de vue, cette façon de faire donne une image plus naturel que le traitement HDR que j'employais auparavant.

 

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Taken on a very cold and breezy October morning 2012.

 

This is a digitally blended image using elements from 5 of 9 manual exposures ranging from 0.5 secs to 120 seconds at f5.6 .

 

Many masks and layers were used to bring in the appropriate parts of the other images in order to ensure I had a full dynamic range in the image (within self-imposed artistic boundaries).

 

Overall I guess I must have spent 2 to 3 hours on this image over the course of 2 to 3 days.

 

One of the lessons I have learned ove the time I have been doing this sort of thing (12 months) is not to rush to publish. So many times I have produced an image and rushed to upload only to discover at some later stage that actually it is not really as good as I thought it was at the time I was processing it.

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Thanks for the visit, comments, awards, invitations and favorites. Please don't use my images on websites, blogs or other media without my explicit permission.

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My technique is alway the same:

Three exposure -2EV, 0, +2EV and then adjustement using Lightroom and layering using photoshop.

DRI stand for Dynamic Range Increase. Three RAW files are used to achieve this. Rather than using a software like Photomatix for instance, I simply use mask to blend, my own way, the light, dark and normal shot with Photoshop and Lightroom.. To me, It looks more natural than the usual HDR treatment that I would normally applied.

  

Merci pour les visites, commentaires, récompenses, invitations et favoris. S.V.P. n'utilisez pas mes images sur des sites web, blogs ou autres médias sans ma permission.

Merci!

:copyright: Tous droits réservés

 

Ma technique est toujours la même:

Trois prise de vue -2EV, 0, +2EV. Ensuite ajustement avec Lightroom et usage de calque et masque avec Photoshop.

DRI vient de l'anglais Dynmic Range Increase, qui pourrait se traduire par étendue dynamique améliorée. Les même 3 fichiers RAW entrent dans la composition d'un DRI. Plutôt que de se servir d'un logiciel comme Photomatix qui fait tout le travail, je me sers plutôt de masques pour filtrer l'éclairage dans photoshop et Lightroom. De mon point de vue, cette façon de faire donne une image plus naturel que le traitement HDR que j'employais auparavant.

 

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It as a cold December day when I caught this shot of the Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Maryland!

 

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I've taken some time off of Flicker for a bit for a variety of reasons. I've had a really difficult Autumn, first with a bike accident and with three bikes being stolen despite being locked up securely with at least one if not two expensive locks in broad daylight. My job has also become incredibly intense and pretty much unmanageable in terms of stress and what is possible in a day. I've also been thinking a great deal (as usual probably too much) in terms of my own photography and my own sense of self as an artist. I really still feel very drawn to street photography but, at the same time, have always felt some need to capture the expressions of humans I admire who happen to be creative artists themselves. Finding this balance has always been difficult and sometimes impossible.

 

I've been working on some of my street photography and hope to share more of this in 2015. My goal is to post a couple of photos a week on average, which seems more reasonable than 5 a week considering my work schedule. At the same time, I know many of you enjoy music and like to experience live music as well from time to time. So, the next two posts will be about my favorite live shows and albums of last year complete with links and such in case you'd like to check out my recommendations. Let me know if you decide to or if you experienced a great show yourself, whether it is on my list or not. Sharing is caring ;)

 

Happy New Year.

 

Best Live Shows of 2014

 

1. Slowdive October 30th, 2014 Vic Theater, Chicago Illinois

 

Seeing Slowdive at Pitchfork Music Festival was a phenomenal sort of experience for me and one that made the whole weekend worthwhile but seeing them play their own headlining show was even better. The band had by then even more so perfected their live sound and there were also a few more songs they played, most notably "Dagger." There is also something to be said for seeing a band with all of their die hard fans who are there just for them (or for them and Low, who were also fantastic as usual!) As a long time Slowdive fan, I've been listening to their albums for over a decade without the hope of ever seeing them live. I am so glad I had the chance to!

www.wonderingsound.com/pictures/slowdive-low-chicago-live/

www.flickr.com/photos/kirstiecat/sets/72157648057573740

bigtakeover.com/interviews/just-for-a-day-an-interview-wi...

 

2. Temples May 3rd 2914, Austin Psych Fest Austin, Texas

 

I saw Temples three times last year and I treasured every set but I will probably never forget the first time I saw them at Austin Psych Fest (which is the best festival I have ever gone to and this year is called Levitation Fest.) These Brits play the sort of mesmerizing psychedelic rock music that fills my heart with sheer joy. It makes me feel connected with the entire world somehow. If home is really just a state of mind, I think I found it with Temples.

templestheband.com/

 

3. Low, June 16th, 2014, Subterranean, Chicago, Illinois

 

I have been seeing Low for the past 15 years or so and none of their shows have ever disappointed me. They are one of the bands I feel very connected to emotionally and would see even in the middle of a blizzard on a Monday night. Few bands have as many fantastic albums and such a genuine sense to everything they do.

 

This particular Low show was special because they played two long sets and pretty much every favorite song of mine that I had hoped to hear. It really moved me to tears!

chairkickers.com/

www.flickr.com/photos/kirstiecat/sets/72157622149796303

 

4. Thee Silver Mt. Zion, May 8th, 2014, Lincoln Hall, Chicago, Illinois

 

TSMZ or pretty much anything connected with Efrim Menuck is also a band I am quite dedicated to. Their albums are always so filled with anguish and intelligent politics. Many people have a difficult time with Efrim's passionate vocals but the music is supposed to challenge you.

TSMZ live is a little different than their albums though because of the unpredictable and somewhat awkward experience of the Question and Answer periods...if you want to read more about that, here's a link to this show review with more photos aa well.

gapersblock.com/transmission/2014/05/08/photosreview_thee...

 

5. Loop, May 5th, 2014, Austin Psych Fest, Austin, Texas

 

I really hope that Loop play another US tour because their headlining set at Austin Psych Fest was phenomenal and way better than I was expecting. I really wasn't familiar with the band's albums before then and I regretted that I hadn't seen them when they played Chicago earlier on as it was on a Sunday night and didn't want to start another intense with week totally exhausted. In any case, I was glad I had a chance to catch most of their set at Austin Psych Fest. I know there were a ton of people let down when Primal Scream cancelled (they are playing this year, though) but I've seen Primal Scream and Loop's set was very special.

 

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loop_%28band%29

 

6. White Fence, October 18th, 2014, Subterranean, Chicago

 

It's really no surprise that I would enjoy this set as the band has put out their best album to date and one of my favorites of this year, For the Recently Found Innocent. They also seem to be ready to take the songs to a higher level on a live front and really managed to put on an amazing show.

www.facebook.com/pages/White-Fence/109125289153214

 

7. Superchunk, January 18t, 2014, Cabaret Metro, Chicago

 

Superchunk isn't quite the same live without Laura Ballance playing on stage but this was still a really fantastic live set with some great vigorous jumping too! More photos and details within the live review here:

gapersblock.com/transmission/2014/01/19/day_four_tomorrow...

 

8. Bo Ningen, May 4th, 2014, Austin Psych Fest, Austin

 

Japan and now London based Bo Ningen come out like sort of underground and dizzying superheros. They have these incredible robes and long black hair and they are in almost motion twirling around like psychedelic dervishes. Unfortunately, both this set and their set at Cabaret Metro were extremely dark and difficult to capture the essence of what makes their live performances a bit spooky, extremely heavy hitting, and very powerful. These guys come with a high recommendation!

boningen.info/

 

9. Liars May 3rd, 2014 Austin Psych Fest, Austin,

 

Aussie Angus Andrew has always been unpredictable and strange but this tour saw some of his most unpredictable behavior yet with a mask made of yarn on his head for the beginning of the performance and Angus back to flipping his hair, dancing, and pacing like he used to before he started having some back problems. Touring on their most recent album, Mess, brought about one of the most intense sets the band has played in a long time or ever.

liarsliarsliars.com/

 

10. Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals), November 12th, 2014, Schubas Tavern, Chicago,

 

It's probably more telling to read the show review and see the photos to really understand what this tour was about but suffice it to say some of the bizarre ideas behind the American Interior album and tour that relate to fictional early Welsh explorers making way for Lewis and Clark is at the very least unique and memorable.

gapersblock.com/transmission/2014/11/12/photosreview_gruf...

www.gruffrhys.com/

  

Honorable Mentions:

Each year, I shoot a music festival or two and end up catching some of a set that is exceptional but, as there are often overlapping bands I am assigned, I rarely catch all of one band but do catch a significant enough part of a set to have a sense of how good it is. The following are some of the sets I saw that I was wowed by as well as some other sets that I felt worthy of a mention.

 

Austin Psych Fest 2014:

As I already mentioned, Austin Psych Fest was my favorite music festival and was the best music festival I have ever been to, which includes numerous Lollas, Pitchfork Music Festivals, Hideout Block Parties, Riot Fests, Tomorrow Never Knows fests, and Coachellas as well as the dozens of street festivals which often have stellar lineups throughout the Chicago summer. I've always been more fond of psychedelic music than any other genre of music but this fest was also great because they really sought out diversity both within the genre and in terms of international bands I wouldn't have been able to see otherwise. It was an incredibly memorable experience for me and I also had a wonderful time with my friend Randy Cremean, who is an amazing photographer. I also wanted to say that the overall crowd for Austin Psych Fest was very invested and showed some astute active listening skills. They weren't talking or texting or being generally obnoxious at any point in time and that made the overall mood quite pleasant and enjoyable.

If you are interested in Levitation Fest tickets, here is the website:

www.austinpsychfest.com/

My coverage for this festival was through The Big Takeover:

Friday (Day One):

bigtakeover.com/concerts/austin-psych-festival-2014-frida...

Saturday (Day Two):

bigtakeover.com/concerts/austin-psych-festival-2014-satur...

Sunday (Day Three):

bigtakeover.com/concerts/austin-psych-festival-2014-sunda...

 

Boogarins at Austin Psych Fest

Boogarins also played a great opening spot gig for The Clean (who unfortunately didn't live up to my expectations, though it was an odd night in comparison to the previous time I saw them in Chicago). This Brazilian psychedelic band is fantastic live and on album! Highly recommended!

boogarins.com/

 

Fantasmes at Austin Psych Fest

This Puerto Rican band also played some lovely and interesting psychedelic music!

fantasmes.bandcamp.com/

 

La Femme at Austin Psych Fest

 

La Femme from France did the art work for the festival and performed. Their set was quite engaging as they each had their own costume. One of the male singers also danced around in a blue cape for pretty much the entire weekend as he watched all of the other bands play, which was quite nice.

lafemme.bandcamp.com/releases

 

Quilt at Austin Psych Fest as well as SubTerranean in Chicago 2014

 

Quilt really are coming into their own as a band and both of these sets were fantastic! Don't miss them on their next tour!

www.facebook.com/quiltmusic

 

Mikal Cronin at Austin Psych Fest

 

It's fantastic to watch Cronin's career progress and his ability to perform in front of an audience strengthen as time goes on. He presents himself as more accomplished and confident on stage even when he's singing his more personal songs and it's a great experience to witness all of this.

mikalcronin.bandcamp.com/

Lollapalooza 2014:

Coverage for the festival on Wondering Sound: www.wonderingsound.com/pictures/lollapalooza-2014-outkast...

 

Kate Nash at Lollapalooza, Chicago in August 2014

Kate Nash was in top form dancing, jumping, and joining the crowd at Lolla. She had an amazing energy and sense of light heartedness that made her fans even more devoted.

www.katenash.com/

 

Outkast at Lollapalooza, Chicago in August 2014

Outkast has put out some of the catchiest songs the world has ever heard. They get stuck in your head and you don't ever want them to leave like the welcome visitors they are. It was nice to finally see and photograph Outkast this past summer and, though I couldn't stay for their entire set as I needed to get home and photoedit for a deadline, what I did hear was fantastic!

 

Benjamin Booker at Lollapalooza, Chicago in August 2014

 

I wasn't familiar with Benjamin Booker's music but was very impressed by both his energy and his sound at Lolla. He played early on at a side stage but I could already tell that if he kept up with the stamina and stellar songs, he would really go somewhere quickly.

www.benjaminbookermusic.com/

Pitchfork Music Festival Chicago July 2014:

Coverage for the Festival on Big Takeover:

Day One (Friday):

bigtakeover.com/concerts/pitchfork-music-festival-2014-fr...

Day Two (Saturday):

bigtakeover.com/concerts/pitchfork-music-festival-2014-sa...

Day Three (Sunday)-Slowdive:

bigtakeover.com/concerts/pitchfork-music-festival-2014-sl...

 

FKA Twigs at Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago

From the time that Tahliah Debrett Barnett emerged on stage, I was a little transfixed. Her style in every way seemed intriguing from her dress to her stage presence overall and her music. She's a great performer and one that I hope to see perform again someday.

www.facebook.com/fkatwigs

 

St. Vincent at Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago

 

I had seen Annie Clark at the Riviera Theater back in the spring but, even though her actual performance of the songs is always good, I was really bogged down by her sort of inane stage banter. Annie Clark is a super intelligent woman but she sort of ruined it with this faux flaky meanderings that mainly just encouraged bro dudes to cheer and gained her more middle of the road fans. Her music, in my opinion, has been slowly heading down this direction as well and, though she is a guitar goddess live, her recorded tracks in recent albums haven't measured up to her album Actor. She was in great form at Pitchfork, though, whilst bringing her stage setup with her as well as her performance artist moves. She's very visually engaging to watch and listen to while she's playing.

ilovestvincent.com/

 

Grimes at Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago

 

Claire Boucher or Grimes isn't really my thing so to speak. It comes off as very light hearted pop music live to me (or at least it did in this set). Though, then again, I spend quite a bit of time listening to drone music so that might explain a bit more. Boucher was very entertaining and seemed to be having the time of her life at Pitchfork but I don't think I'd really have the same feeling about the music whilst listening to the albums at home.

www.grimesmusic.com/

 

Riot Fest in Chicago:

Coverage through Wondering Sound here:

www.wonderingsound.com/pictures/riot-fest-chicago-humbold...

 

The Buzzcocks at Riot Fest in Chicago September 2014

 

The Buzzcocks were definitely my favorite performance of what I caught. I have previously caught whole sets by these Brits but not in several years and I was happy to see that they still had the kind of energy and dynamic playing that makes their songs some of the most memorable singles of one's lifetime.

www.buzzcocks.com/site/index.html

 

Gogol Bordello at Riot Fest in Chicago:

 

Riot Fest this year was really cold, rainy, then extremely muddy. I had just had a bunch of dental work done that same day and I probably would have been more miserable had my friend Lindsey Best not been up visiting to shoot the fest with me. Gogol Bordello played in the pouring rain but Eugene Hutz and friends definitely made the best of it. I spent most of the time with my heart in my throat worrying someone was going to slip and fall right off the stage but they put in a daring and stellar set and managed to salvage

much of the dismal soaked evening.

www.gogolbordello.com/

 

Death Cab for Cutie at Hideout Block Party in Chicago September 2014

I looked forward to shooting Hideout Block Party for quite some time but, while coming home before the fest, got into a really unfortunate bicycling accident. After spending some time in the Emergency Room, I was able to make it via taxi in time to see Death Cab for Cutie headline the evening. I started listening to Death Cab for Cutie back in 2001 when college radio (of which I was graduating from) started playing some tracks from We Have the Fact and We're Voting Yes. Over the years, my fondness for the band sort of waxed and waned a bit but I felt like this performance in particular really showed off some of their better material. I'm glad I headed out instead of staying at home and crying my eyes out.

 

Coverage here: gapersblock.com/transmission/2014/09/06/your_guide_to_hid...

www.deathcabforcutie.com/

 

Other shows and reviews:

 

OOIOO at Schubas Tavern July 15th, 2014 in Chicago

gapersblock.com/transmission/2014/07/16/ooiooschubas_tave...

 

Tim Hecker at Lincoln Hall in Chicago January 16th,2014

gapersblock.com/transmission/2014/01/17/day_two_tomorrow_...

 

Disappears at Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago November 22cnd, 2014

 

Disappears covered David Bowie's Low and it was really spectacular to hear those songs performed live so well to commemorate the artist who the museum is featuring an extensive exhibition of.

www.disappearsmusic.com/

www2.mcachicago.org/exhibition/david-bowie-is/

 

Tom Petty August 24th, 2014 at the United Center in Chicago, IL

 

I've been a long time Tom Petty fan and grew up listening to his albums and watching his videos so being able to see and photograph him was quite heavenly. He really does put on an amazing show and is, as I reassured my mom, still very sexy!

www.wonderingsound.com/pictures/tom-petty-chicago-live/

 

Swans June 22cnd Lincoln Hall in Chicago

 

Michael Gira is a strange and wonderous sort of beast and when he's performing, you'd best not be texting one of your friends. This was the show where Gira literally grabbed a cell phone out of the hands of the guy next to me up front and set it on his amp for about 15 minutes. He then promptly told the man not to do this again or to go to the back. It was a mesmerizing sort of set as most Swans sets are...so intense emotionally and physically that one became conscious of one's heart beat and breathing. Read more about it and see photos of this here: www.wonderingsound.com/pictures/swans-chicago-live/

 

Nick Cave June 20th, 2014 at the Milwaukee Theater in Wisconsin

 

My friend Robert Loerzel incidentally mentioned that he was considering driving up to Milwaukee for this show and, though not having a car this was not something I had even considered, I was grateful and very happy to join him. Robert, Cinchel, and I had some pizza after the drive and then settled in for the show soon after. Nick Cave never had a dull show nor moment when he's performing and it was great to enjoy the adventure that was the day and the artist as well as good friendship. Milwaukee hadn't seen Cave perform in quite some time and fans seemed very thankful. I wouldn't have had the chance to see him this time around (as he didn't have any proper Chicago dates) had Robert not been willing to indulge our collective whims.

 

Last but not least, I have the exceptional experience of being married to a musician myself who also has a day job but creates art just about every chance he gets. He goes by the name of Cinchel and he puts out ambient and drone music. His best show of the year was at Subterranean on December 10th on the same day that I had my 3rd bicycle stolen in a period of a month and a half (it's been a rough Autumn). Suffice it to say that I wasn't exactly in the mood to socialize or see anyone play but, as usual, he made it worthwhile. It's really something to live with an artist and he's a great deal easier to live with than I am (all of our friends would agree) but it's also very interesting to see the progression that he makes throughout his years as a human being and an artist both in a much more intimate way. Most of the time, I am lucky enough to hear his music live while I am photo-editing but I never take this for granted...he's a musician that should be appreciated and I never forget how glad I am that I married him.

His music as well as some of the paintings he's created can be found here:

cinchel.com/

 

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Fast changing light as the sun rises on a snow-covered landscape. Light floods through the gateway to give the snow an orange tinged glow. Even 2 pallets stopping a hole in the fence can look good on a morning like this! Keeping the snow nice and white is difficult with a large dynamic range and the camera trying to do all sorts of things with the white balance.

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