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The power of HDR – House of Parliament

The power of HDR – House of Parliament
From my trip to London post I had an HDR picture of the House of Parliament at night.  Without the power of HDR I would never have been able to capture the beauty that my eyes saw in a photograph. I took a series of 6 bracketed shots merge them together (using Photomatix), did some minor tweaks in Lightroom and Photoshop and came up with the final image. Here is the 4th bracketed shot (middle of the range) straight from the camera:     As you can see even with the bridge being so dark there are still parts of the photo that are blown out (like the clock).  Now I can fix some of...
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A good trip to London with an awful ending…

A good trip to London with an awful ending…
The Flight Over A couple of weeks ago my wife and I went on a semi-short trip to London.  Flew out Thursday, flew back Tuesday.  We had a pretty nice trip until the ending (which I'll get to that story tomorrow). We flew from New Orleans to Miami then to London.     Above: I got to test out my new Think Tank Streetwalker Pro Hard Drive bag.  Worked out perfectly.     Day 1 Our flight got in Friday morning. We bought Oyster Cards so we could use the London Underground and get to our hotel by Victoria Station. Once we got off at Victoria Station and started...
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Snowball Crawl

Snowball Crawl
A couple of weekends ago on Saturday my wife and I went with some family on a "snowball crawl" to try out a bunch of different snowball stands. I have a cousin opening up a snowball stand in Mobile, AL so he wanted to try out a bunch of differnet flavors. It really was a hot day so snowballs really were great choice. Winner: Plum St. Snowballs (although Hansen's ice the finest ice I've ever had – melts in your mouth as soon as eat it)   Here's some of photos from the day:   Makers of the SnoWizard snowball machine.   One of the first snowball shops in New...
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