Category Archives: Aurora 2019 HDR

Last One; Old Favorites and Another Reminder to Vote

If you haven’t yet done so — and if so inclined — please take a few minutes (about 15-20 minutes) and read the three stories in THIS POST and then, if feeling charitable, please cast your vote for one of … Continue reading

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Again?! Yes; Old Favorites and Another Reminder to Vote

If you haven’t yet done so — and if so inclined — please take a few minutes (about 15-20 minutes) and read the three stories in THIS post and then, if feeling charitable, please cast your vote for one of … Continue reading

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More Old Favorites and Another Reminder to Vote

If you haven’t yet done so — and if so inclined — please take a few minutes (about 15-20 minutes) and read the three stories in THIS post and then, if feeling charitable, please cast your vote for one of … Continue reading

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From One, Many — No. 4

A not-so-quick post . . . Those are leaves just under the water surface (some are poking through the surface). I picked a photo at random from a group of similar shots. I had planned on a quick post, but … Continue reading

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The Seed and I

I might have mentioned (once or twice) I like sitting out back, under the covered porch, camera in hand, coffee by my side. A few days ago, I was joined by a seed. A Milkweed seed, as best as I … Continue reading

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I Feel B&G&W . . . in Magnolia

I was curious, so I tried a few conversions to Black & Gray & White. I only used the seeds as I think those are more interesting than the flowers. I used Nik Tools Silver Efex Pro 2 with custom … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Magnolia

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Aurora HDR 2019 vs. Luminar 3

Aurora HDr does great with bracketed shots and my last post showed it capably handles single photos . . . but, what about Luminar 3 by the same company? OK, OK, I’m probably burning out my few readers with these … Continue reading

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Aurora HDR 2019 Software – Part 4 (the Singles)

OK, if you don’t know about Aurora HDR 2019 by now, it means you’re not reading my posts. That means it’s no use for me to review what these posts are about. If you have been reading, then I can … Continue reading

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Aurora HDR 2019 Software – Part 3

In case anyone forgot or didn’t read Part 1 or Part 2, this and the two previous posts are about software (Aurora HDR 2019) geared toward processing scenes shot with bracketed exposures. The software is by Skylum and some might … Continue reading

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Aurora HDR 2019 Software – Part 2

Quick Note: My typical reader either doesn’t care about this stuff or they already know it, so who are these posts for? Well, they are for a tiny portion of humanity; they are for people who just developed (developed; get … Continue reading

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Aurora HDR 2019 Software – Part 1

HDR (High Dynamic Range) processing was all the rage some time ago. Impossibly lit and detailed photos with overly-saturated colors were showing up everywhere . . . for a while. Some people hated them, some loved them. For me, it’s just another tool … Continue reading

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