Last night the kids were playing with sparklers, the stars were out and the moon was slim, so it made for some good pictures of the palm tree in our yard and the stars behind it. Each image is available on my website www.CarsonMatthewsPhotography.com. The change in ISO from 3200 to 800 made a big impact on what is visible in each picture.
I have been taking the 103 class at Showcase here in Atlanta and as part of the class we had an ongoing project that was due at the end. My project was on the bodies of water in Atlanta. This was the final picture I took, and it is in Piedmont Park overlooking Lake Clara Meer with the Midtown Atlanta skyline in the background. This is 9 images combined using SNS-HDR. I think it turned out pretty well. My teachers critique was that my black point was too high and by reducing it I may be able to bring out more details near the base of the trees in the distance. Having said that I’m not sure I would change it. I like the richness of the image and can live with the darks. Your thoughts are always welcome.
Last night on the way home the sunset was painting the early night’s sky. We pulled over at the Northwest Presbyterian Church on Northside Drive and caught this shot of the Church with a nice pink backdrop.
I took this shot from the Jackson Street Bridge overlooking Freedom Parkway, looking west towards the City of Atlanta night skyline. It was a cold and windy night which made me nervous of camera shake despite my tripod, but on top of that the continuous traffic over the bridge would surely turn out a shaky picture…but I think it turned out pretty well. This is an HDR shot using three exposures totaling close to a minute. Let me know what you think in the comments.