Saturday, October 17, 2009

The View from Pleasant Mountain


The hike up wasn't all that pleasant (1500 feet up over 1.8 miles) but once Megan and I reached the summit, what an amazing view. The wide dynamic range of the scene called me to see just what a tone mapped image would look like made from three different exposures. This type of a photography certainly presents a certain aesthetic style- some like it, some hate it, what do you think?

Tom

11 comments:

  1. For a view like that, I'd say the hike was worth it. I love HDR, although a lot of it is over the top. I think you've used it tastefully. Gorgeous view and picture.

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  2. So that's how to get Mid, fore & background correctly exposed..tricky and beatiful..the way the eye & mind see it

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  3. I'm still a little torn over the HDR thing, but this photo is very beautiful. Somehow it feels like HDR is "cheating," but I guess if cameras can't "see" these ranges on their own (yet!), what is the alternative? That panoramic view is stunning, HDR or not.

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  4. Tom
    That photo is absolutely breath-taking! Its how I remember Maine. For three years [while in middle school] my parents would take us out of school for three weeks and vacation in Maine. They both deer and bear hunted, and one of dad's sister's came along to babysit my sister and I. We always stayed in the same cottage on the lake, back a dirt road. Last year I tried to get in contact with the same place but I was told the cabins were no longer there .... its was somewhere around a wee-little town called West Enfield [and or Lincoln]...they are my fondest vacation memories.
    Thanks again,
    eutychus

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  5. This photo makes it look like we could see forever- so glad you captured it.

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  6. Tom: Certainly can tell your note in Ohio with this Maine shot.

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  7. Oh my goodness! I wish everyone could see this--it is so beautiful.

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