Tag Archives: photography stuff

Orphans 02

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Orphans 01

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Grass Seeds — No. 1 BGW Edition

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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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Playing with Topaz A. I. GigaPixel

In the previous post, I showed this photo that was generated by taking a small photo, enlarging it using Topaz A. I. GigaPixel, and then cropping it to what you see.  I was sufficiently impressed that I wanted to try … Continue reading

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More Photography Stuff – Zoom versus Crop

Yes, another post exploring stuff I think about when evaluating what photographic equipment I should buy. As such, this might is probably only of interest to photographers and only photographers who know less than I do (so, like five people). … Continue reading

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Answering a comment with a post – photography equipment

A comment by OneOwner on my last post is responsible for this post. I started answering his comment and before I knew it, I was at 1,000 words worth of answer and I wasn’t done . . . so, this … Continue reading

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Long Beach New Year’s Celebration Fireworks

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Post-Processing the Cattle Egret (actually, Black Crowned Night Heron)

NOTE: an astute reader noticed a big error on my part. In my rush to get the post out, I misread the identification of the bird . . . it’s not a Cattle Egret but a Black Crowned Night Heron.  … Continue reading

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Laptop Adventures in Color and B&W

OK, so I’ve screwed around with the calibration and think I have an adjustment where things look like they used to. It may yet be the calibration I’ve picked results in me thinking I’m presenting one thing (gorgeous colors expertly … Continue reading

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Adventures in Laptop Black and White

As I mentioned, I be gots me a new laptop. A laptop I’m still trying to tune. And by tune, I mean the display.  I done did me some calibration and in a previous post, I gots me decent feedback … Continue reading

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