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Re: HDRs

Post by danet » Sat Jan 01, 2011 6:50 am

It just brings out the detail maginificantly =D>

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Post by westoelad » Sun Mar 06, 2011 6:49 pm

My new Pentax K-x has the facility to compile a HDR image withing the camera - no need for post picture processing.
It seems to do a decent job, this is a night shot of the Shields ferry at the North Shields side of the river.
Three shots were taken (tripod mounted) and instantly merged in the camera, the process took about ten seconds.

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Re: HDRs

Post by danet » Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:30 am

Stunning night shot, Westoelad =D> Wow, that is amazing that Pentax does that, now I am going to have a look at them in the camera store and ask about it and see what the sales assistant says :) I still thought of purchasing a Canon 550d, but you have me intrigued on this Pentax.

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Post by westoelad » Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:54 pm

Here is another taken on the same night depicting a local pub near the jetty.
In camera HDR processed to B&W again all within the in camera in the processing options.

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Re: HDRs

Post by danet » Tue Mar 15, 2011 2:28 pm

I finally got to see and feel and hold a Pentax kx, and also a Pentax k5....mind, the price difference is enormous! I had looked at the reviews, and found out that by comparison, the Pentax had a better picture quality than the Canon 550d by about 10% with the kx and about 20% with the k5.
Interestingly, in Ted's Camera Store, was a little display of different sized sensors, and the "c" size being bigger, is the better one to get in a camera. It makes all the difference, not the megapixels. I am beginning to finally understand all this stuff :roll:

I recall Sherri's 2mp camera, taking such amazing photos of the balloon ride over the Yarra Valley some years ago when we met up, and was amazed at the picture quality, and it was only 2 meg! But the sensor would have been bigger then, so hence the good picture quality. Now, with cramming in so much into a smaller camera with huge mega zoom, high meg pix and something has to give, so the sensor size can be quite small. So best to stick with a lower mp cam and bigger sensor. I hope that all makes umm...sense :D

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Post by westoelad » Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:55 pm

Yep, Danet you got it..............
http://www.differentbypentax.com/#/video/4d812267cc93c

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Re: HDRs

Post by danet » Fri Mar 18, 2011 4:28 am

:lol: genuius! very clever =D>

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Post by westoelad » Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:02 pm

gtirbri wrote:They are cracking cars, just cost to much for what they are :D
You are absolutely right Bri, but, you only live once and I like my toys so I got myself another on to play with.
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The daughters happy she has the other one now.........always was a bit of a girls car the cabriolet if I am honest. :lol:

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Re: HDRs

Post by danet » Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:22 pm

Now that looks like one mean vehicle!
Have Top Gear done a test drive and commentary on this car?

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Post by westoelad » Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:46 pm

Very much doubt it, the Q3 is to sensesible to be featured on top gear unless it has 750 bhp and makes a lot of noise.
I dont think there are many people left (including the Top Gear Team) that think the Top Gear team's views on cars (or anything else for that matter) should be taken seriously, they'll say anything to get a reaction in the increasingly painful autumn of their careers.
I happened to literally bump into Clarkson in a shop entrance in Manchester and he muttered "get out, of my way". I firstly apologised but then just stood there, he is as weak as water, he eventually moved back into the shop to let us in and my wife came out with a priceless gem "pack it in, let the poor guy past, you don't know who's who down hear" he looked crest fallen as he side stepped us. "Did you not recognise him" I said "that was Jeremy Clarkson", "the MP" she said " you need glasses". #-o

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Re: HDRs

Post by sherri » Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:14 am

Amazing photos.
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Love the look of your car, westoelad.


Had to google Jeremy clarkson to see the photos as I know there are 3 men on the top gear show but I don't know any of their names.
He sounds rather rude, actually, if he said to get out of his way, just because you reached a doorway together.

I always find that entire show of Top Gear a bit rude to the audience. Unless I am mistaken, they seem to have to stand up for the whole show. It wouldn't have been that hard to design a studio with tiers and chairs.

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Post by westoelad » Sat Jun 09, 2012 12:27 pm

Here's one for the lady's..................

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Re: HDRs

Post by sherri » Sun Jun 10, 2012 12:04 am

Where was that taken, westoelad?

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Post by westoelad » Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:12 am

sherri wrote:Where was that taken, westoelad?
This sculpture stands in the magnificent gardens on the front terrace of Harewood House near Wetherby in Yorkshire.

http://www.harewood.org/home

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Overlooking spectacular country side and gardens.
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Re: HDRs

Post by sherri » Sun Jun 10, 2012 11:13 pm

I had a look at the link, westoelad.
What an interesting place.
beautiful gardens.
I noticed they even have penguins!

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Re: HDRs

Post by robadair » Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:11 am

westoelad wrote:I used to have an a3 printer epson 1200 something or other and it did a decent job with epson durabrite inks which were expensive. I tried the compatible inks which when first printed looked the dogs...but after a few months the depreciated badly. The only way to assure yourself of an excellent print is go to a photographic shop and have them printed professionaly on professional paper, the results are tremendous and guaranteed for thirty years. I used to use a camera shop in Carliole Square Newcastle at the very bottom of Worswick Street but sadly it has gone and the building is under revite.
They moved to Stepney Bank, Ouseburn http://www.mps-photographic.co.uk/

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Re: HDRs

Post by westoelad » Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:43 pm

Cheers Rob, that's good to know.

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