50mm Lens, Canon 50D, Photo Challenges, Photo Editing, Photography

Travel Theme: Hot

The travel theme this week at Where’s my backpack? is hot.  For this challenge I decided to take one photo from the Forest Park Balloon Festival and edit it two different ways:

ISO 100 50mm 0ev f/16 1/400

ISO 100 50mm 0ev f/16 1/400

and:

ISO 100 50mm 0ev f/16 1/400

ISO 100 50mm 0ev f/16 1/400

Both versions were edited using Photomatix.  The obvious difference here is the color vs. black and white.  One thing I did differently with the two which might not be as obvious was that I changed the exposure bracketing.  The version that is color includes a photo where the exposure was very high.  I did that to bring out the blue in the balloon which was not visible in the original unedited photo.  The bracketing on the black and white version is much closer together.

Which do you prefer? Which do you think works better with the theme?  Have an opinion? please share it in the comment section.

Cheers!

 

 

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50mm Lens, Canon 50D, Photo Editing, Photography

Getting off the Ground

When I was at the Forest Park Balloon Festival I took a lot of shots of balloons being  filled and getting off the ground.  Here is one:

ISO 100 50mm f/2.8 1/400

Here is the original before I did any editing:

I wanted to brighten it up a bit to make the flames look a bit more dramatic.  In the larger file size of this photo you can see the heat radiating a bit better than you can in this version.

Cheers!

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Canon Powershot ELPH 320 HS, Photography

In Honor(?) of the Hot Weather…

Last week I decided to try my hand at glass blowing.  Wow, cuz it wan’t hot enough already right?  Anyway, my oldest took this picture of me.  I didn’t even realize I had made this face until I was scrolling through the pictures.

ISO 800 12.5mm f/5

It was 110F in the room, and then I decided to stand next to the furnace.  I made a real nice pendant though!  If you are in Baltimore, Maryland this is a great place to check out!

Cheers!

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