Friday, July 9, 2010

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Hong Kong Disneyland HDR

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Sorry! I know I've been lazy and not posting much these days, but Contest Junkie blog is keeping me awake at night, and I don't have much time with other stuff.

Back from a enjoyable trip to Hong Kong and Macau a few weeks ago. Everything was nice, especially food, but overall, things are more expensive in Hong Kong & Macau then in Singapore.

While in my stay in Hong Kong, I noticed the sky is always blue throughout the day, and I was thinking:

"Oh great, I can do a HDR!"

Then..

"Oh this angle looks good for a HDR! Wait, where's my tripod?!"

"Sh*t! I need to hurry up and move on to the next location!"


A combination of a tight schedule plus No tripod means I won't get to shoot my HDR photos! But when as I arrived at Disneyland, I was like "WAH! seriously blue sky, good for shooting!". I was so excited about the blue sky that I even told my mom (who knew nothing about photograpy) that I could do a damn good HDR with this blue sky. Then the usual problem: never bring tripod.

Then I noticed a curved seat near the water fountain and I rekon I could do a HDR if I keep really still....

And the result?


Not the best, but up to standard for posting.

Picture processed like a HDR, but layered back (about 8 layers?) some of the original photos to make it less "fake". I not too sure what exactly hit me, but I no longer enjoy making fake HDRs. In my case, it will be: NO glowing edges, NO inaccurate brightness of subject with reference to background. (chim? I not sure what I'm saying either)

For my next post... how about pictures from a cosplay event taken recently? Leave me a comment, cheers!

9 comments:

  1. nice shot.. love the blue sky =)

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  2. Hye! Saw your innit post in Top 10. Wanna check out Disneyland photos, thus I'm here. :)

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  3. wow...nice shot...very pretty and beautiful!!!

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  4. @kenwooi: Thanks, it's my favourite part too, and where I spent most time to edit.

    @Rolling Fumbling Thug: Thanks for dropping by! I only post the best shot so you might be a little dissapointed if you're looking for more.

    @v!vi@n: Thanks! I love your photos too!

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  5. Nice photo! The sky is so blue.

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  6. Hi you should try lowering the saturation of the colours, and add more shadows around the clouds to create a more dramatic effect.

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