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Jack London's Stable (barn? animal enclosure??) by Lenny La Rue, IPA

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Jack London's Stable (barn? animal enclosure??) by 

Well, lookie here. Lenny’s gone and done one of those HDR thingies on an image. Hee haa!

More like “ha, ha” but it was fun trying. A very kind member of the Meet-Up group Sacramento Nature/Event Photography tipped me about an extremely easy “tone mapping” (a major part of HDR) program. If you just can’t figure out how to layer and airbrush and shade HDR with a photo editing program, this is a nice way to see what’s involved without already knowing what’s involved. Not only does it have presets that show you what they are doing and how it’s done, it’s learning curve is 2 on a 10 scale if you want to learn; you don’t have to. Nothing much more than sliders that display results in real time. If you know how to use the “Automatic Fix” in ANY editing program, you already know how to do all you need to know. From there, nothing can go wrong because there are both history/event windows and a ‘I don’t like anything I did and wanna start over from scratch’ options.

Shown here is a mixture of using the program and touching up the results with a free downloaded editing program. Better yet, the program is FREE for a while longer if you register as a beta tester. I’ve said before “I’m not going to risk ANYTHING using a beta (ie, still screwed up) program”. This is zero risk and I think it will run on the oldest PC with Windows XP or later. The only caveat: the Mac OS version is not available at this time. The product runs with good performance on a dual-core Mac with Parallels Desktop 5.

Enjoy! Even if you think my image sucks raw eggs thru chittlins. And yes, I made you read all the way to near the bottom before I supplied a link. The guy who shared this with me deserves enough of my respect for me to limit my loosing this tip into the masses. He uses it and loves it. Seeing 20,000 preset images from this program suddenly pop up will diminish the impact of his beautiful work. However, seeing 10 artists become more creative will likely make ANY artist smile. :-)

Single shot (details below) with my Nikon D90 fitted with a 18-105mm Nikkor lens. I was too tired by this time to carry the tripod so the image is hand-held, not a big deal at this speed or using a single image.

Exposure: 1/320
f/stop: f/9
ISO: 200 (flat)
focal length: 42mm
Metering mode: Pattern

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  • GailDouglas
    GailDouglasover 3 years ago

    Love this so rustic.

  • Thank you!

    – Lenny La Rue, IPA

  • paintingsbycr10
    paintingsbycr10over 3 years ago

    This is a beautiful picture. Love the red doors how they stand out.

  • The doors and roof were reddish to start with so it was the tone mapping that brought them out like this. Thanks for the compliment upon my work. :-) We’ll see what the authentic HDR creative artists think of it soon. If it gets panned, I’ll reconsider the other HDR images I have recently completed, calling them simply ‘highly edited’. LOL!

    – Lenny La Rue, IPA

  • MischaC
    MischaCover 3 years ago

    Wow! Lenny! This is lovely!

  • Thanks as always. :-D It does have a wow factor but we’ll see if it’s authentic enough to be accepted by HDR groups in Red Bubble. People in them (some of which I work with in f/4.2 Photography Club) are masters & spend many, many hours of highly detailed work. Check out Ben Pacificar’s work and be amazed. BIG wow factor!

    – Lenny La Rue, IPA

  • Sheila Laurens
    Sheila Laurensover 3 years ago

    Thank you for submitting your wonderful image to
    All In, Editing


  • You are welcome. Thanks for accepting it. :-)

    – Lenny La Rue, IPA

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