Life has been seriously busy with the house and Christmas. New Years brings plenty of challenges and fun times ahead!
As i am typing this, a nice cool change is coming into the mountains. Its been SO hot for the past week, and for a house that does not have air con its been very unbearable (especially for Miss Figgy the cat). Anyway i have been back taking photos- which makes me happy to be back in the groove again so to speak. Here is a quick picture of the backyard. Over Christmas the bf and i did a lot of clearing and all the bamboo got chopped down- as you can see i don't have a fence there! Anyway this shot is a practice run of a photography technique called HDR - High dynamic range. In a nutshell a normal photographic image does not display a complete range of luminance that the normal human eye can see. Through a number of exposures at different shutter speeds, the combination of these images provides a more accurate image (ok this is a less than technical description- see wikipedia if your further interested)
Here is the image that is (according to the camera- is exact on exposure)
Because of the darker forground and bright background, its difficult to get everything spot on... then in HDR....
So much nicer, richer in colour and tone, depth- everything, just as your eye would see it!!!