Notice something different about these photos? Yep, you got it, I shot these HDR photos of a Vermont barn in the dead of winter without my coat on! Few, mystery solved. After a weekend in -25°F weather photographing Montreal and also dining with HDR guru Ken Kaminesky it was pure bliss to romp around in the balmy barely-sub-freezing paradise of Vermont to bracket the shots for these photographs.
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Blue Hour is perfect for HDR photography, but I’m always a bit tense since it’s so brief. This time, I had done my homework so that my tripod was in position right as the Christmas Tree was turned on in Quincey Market. The resulting 6 frame HDR photo panoramic was tone mapped in Photomatix, then auto aligned, hand stitched and edited together in Photoshop.
Mooching off friends is the best. After crashing at my friend Scott’s house for free, Lori and I toured Boston. This HDR photo panomara is from Faneuil Hall. I’ve included a quick infographic tutorial about how to make an HDR panorama yourself as well.
Getting permission to photograph the Merrill Auditorium was less complicated than I originally thought. Recently, I’ve been getting into HDR photography. Like regular photographs, HDR photos need an excellent subject to look amazing. Unfortunately, unlike an abandoned building, you can’t just waltz into the Merrill Auditorium. However, I figured it couldn’t hurt to take the direct approach and it worked out perfectly.
There’s no doubt about it, living on the Maine coast as a photographer is really tough stuff. For example, after a pleasant trip to picturesque Wolfe’s Neck State Park, Lori and I drove over to LLBean’s flagship store for some shopping and also Christmas light viewing. See what I mean? Brutal. As you know, I’ve been dabbling in HDR (high dynamic range) photography and found the pretty lights to be well suited for HDR (not long ago I posted my first HDR image ever). I even went ahead and shot an HDR panorama… oblivious at the time to what a bear this would end up be in post production in Photoshop.
I hit a quarter century. To celebrate we went out to Freeport, Maine and I tried to take more HDR photos. Maine is so scenic.
Recently, I was wed to my beautiful wife Lori. From Hilo to Kona, during our time honeymooning on The Big Island we were able to explore much of this peculiar island.
It was a beautiful October day at the Maui Tropical Plantation when we tied the knot and we both couldn’t be happier. This may be one of the only posts on this blog that I haven’t posted any of my photos on, but hopefully you understand.
Once our ride tickets had been exhausted, the next step for our day at the Windsor fair was taking a stroll through the food alley.
One of the first things Andrew and I did at the fair was buy enough tickets to get us onto three rides…
Andrew and I also had a great time snapping shots of some of Maine’s common wildflowers…
After crossing over the beautifully built marsh boardwalk and bridge , we made our way further into the Gull Crest Trail.
Continuing in our Cape Elizabeth Land Trust trail explorations, Lori and I went to the Town Center/ Gull Crest Trails, located in and around the Spurwink Marsh.
One great thing about Cape Elizabeth, Maine is it’s wealth of nature reserves. Apart from the annual summer camping trips I attribute most of my love of the outdoors to living in “the Cape”.
It was just after 4am when I decided to pack up my camp gear and drive to the nearest Katahdin trail head…
In order to really be considered a true-grit Mainer there are certain things that a man just has to do. One of these is climb Mt. Katahdin. It high time I finally faced this harrowing peak.