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Living life at its best

A geek's journal on things that did not matter the most.

Life in HDR - I am an HDR junkie :-D

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Yeap. I am an HDR junkie. Now with my new toy, my HDR experience is much more fun and "addictive" hehe. Now I have RAW to play with. But single RAW HDR convertion is a tad bit trickier though. You gotta correctly expose the shot you're taking. In other words, it gotta have perfect exposure or else it will not look that good - especially when you want to catch the dynamic range of the sky and clouds. You'll lost the dynamic details and it'll come out kinda flat. Be it directly converting RAW to HDR or converting the RAW files to JPEG first, it is still the same.

And unlike PowerShot S3 with the EVF (Electronic View Finder) and swiveling LCD that gives you a preview of shot before you take it, the optical view finder on the EOS 400D does not - since you are looking directly through the lense itself, it makes exposing a shot a bit trickier. Though the DOF preview does help, in a way. But once you got it right, you'll be wishing for more and more!

As usual, what is this post without HDR imaging. If you like my HDR stuff, please drop by at my FlickR space. I could use a constuctive comments on my photos :)

Another way of looking up Plaza Perangsang - 3 exposure HDR using Canon EOS 400D

Syscalls is pretty proud of his car in HDR - 3 long exposure at Putrajaya using Canon EOS 400D

Posing for the photographer - Single RAW HDR convertion at Masjid Wilayah using Canon EOS 400D.

One ring to bind them - Single RAW HDR at Masjid Wilayah using Canon EOS 400D.

Masjid Wilayah - 3 exposure HDR using Canon PowerShot S3

Masjid Wilayah - 3 exposure HDR using Canon PowerShot S3

Drop by at my FlickR for more HDR dose.

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Finally! I got the...

Saturday, April 07, 2007

... chance to go out on a photog outing and really toy around with the EOS 400D. Thanks to Ab4h for inviting me to one of his weddings coverage. Ipin was there too. The ceremony is done at Wilayah Persekutuan Mosque. Well, I think I need to get the 480 EX at the very least and a grey card for white balance. Those yellowish lights is affecting the preset white balance too much and had to resort to taking pictures in RAW format :) By the way, I don't have time to post process all the RAW files yet and will add it once I've got some free time to do so...

Bonded - Single RAW HDR convertion.

Young eyes (Non-HDR).

Previously, I was at the Curve again and did HDR again - only this time, it was taken using the EOS 400D. Doing HDR with it is waaayyy fun and more interesting compared with the PowerShot S3. Yeah, I know, I shouldn't compare a digital SLR with a point-and-shoot (even if it is an advance point-and-shoot hehe). Well more to come from the EOS 400D

The Curve, one golden evening. Playing with the Canon EOS 400D and HDR

Golden Hours in HDR at the Curve.

More photog outing to come :)

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I am so...

Sunday, April 01, 2007

... addicted to my son now. Guess this is what fathers around the world feel like. Can't imagine why there are inhuman humans that abandoned their offspring... You and mommy completes me, myself and I :) Sigh.. I'm working now and I'm already miss him and mommy.

Sun bathing: He has a slight jaundice and it's my job to take him for a short sun bathing :)

The world through his eyes

Innocence.

This month I am picking up my photography actively. The EOS 400D is just sitting there on my table at my house. Will make arrangements with the guys for some photog outing later this month. (Ab4h: are you going for arial photography this month? I would like to join. Sorry for not being able to join you that day.. appreciate the invite!) Sometime this week or next week, I'm gonna get myself an ultra wide angle lense for my 400D. Have not decided on getting the
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM or the Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM. If any of you have a suggestion, do tell me. I love doing landscapes in HDR, so an ultra wide angle lense is a must for me.


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