Another shot of an old Japanese Garden in central Tokyo.
This one had huge water features with lots of fish in them. There was something rather peculiar about these fish.
When a person was crossing one of the bridges they came up to the surface with parts of their heads out of the water and were swimming along waiting to be fed. Once they realized that a passer-by will not feed them they as quick as they came disappeared into deeper water.
The HDR image was created with Photomatix from 9 RAW pictures taken with Nikon D200 24 mm 1/125 sec – F5.6 to 1 sec – F3.8. It was post-processed in Gimp.
- HDR: Tokyo Gardens (1)
- HDR: View from Tokyo Mandarin Oriental
- Best HDR images on the web: (Introduction)
- HDR: Some impressions from Sevilla
Tokyo has many outstandingly beautiful parks and gardens. Most of them are only visited by locals and keep their treasures hidden away from tourists. We have seen fields of flowers in bloom, meticulously clipped shrubbery and artificial hills that have got their soft green coverage by centuries of trimming.
Many of these gardens have been more and more confined by the growing sprawl of modern Tokyo but a few larger ones remained. All of them create a strong contrast to their surroundings and…
This is an evening view from a room at the Mandarin Oriental in Tokyo.
HDR image created from 9 RAW pictures taken with Nikon D200 12mm F4 1.8 – 30 sec (not photoshopped)
They gave us a really nice room just aside of their best suite hence the fantastic view. On a clear day you can see Mount Fuji in the background and – one thing you should not miss out when in Tokyo – you get the same view from their Sauna and Spa – yes we mean it – from inside their sauna or sitting in a jacuzzi
We recently mentioned that one of us will soon be going on a long travel around this planet so we got a professional digital camera to capture some of the impressions and share them later.
During the research for the latest in Digital Photography we also came across what is now called High-Dynamic-Range (HDR or HDRI) photography and tone mapping.
There are a few pretty good tutorials on the web how to achieve these effects and software is now also available to substantially reduce the process steps required (If interested we can provide a list of the best links we found).
But we thought that it might be best to introduce this technique by pointing you to the best HDR images and their creators we found on the web.
So following this post we will put together a small series of articles for each of the web sites we found the most interesting…
Some HDR photographs from a recent travel to Sevilla, Spain.
The pictures were taken at the “Casa de Pilates” a fantastic example of Mudejar architecture in Spain. Build by the Marques de Tarifa during the 15th and 16th centuries its got his name from erroneously thinking it would be…