Panoramic

Night Panoramic – 10/10/10, 8:35 pm; Rexburg, ID; f-4; 3.2; Canon Rebel XSi on tripod

I combined the images below to make the panoramic. I made minor adjustments to exposure and levels. Also, since there were cars passing periodically, I had to make the headlights and taillights fade in and out since they sometimes ended abruptly on edges of images. I just used the clone stamp to do this.

Camera Raw Edit

Night Lot – 10/10/10, 8:11 pm; Rexburg, ID; f – 4.5; 13″; Canon Rebel XSi

I used Camera Raw to edit the original picture. As you can see, the original is almost all black and dark. I used camera raw to increase the exposure, saturation, contrast, and levels. I also used the brush in camera raw to lower the exposure around the cars because it ended up brighter than the rest of the picture. I then did a little blur on the sky because there was some grain.

Best of Bannack

Buttons – 9/29/2010, 9:35 am; Dubois, ID; f-5.6; 1/50; Canon Rebel XSi

Basement Light – 9/29/2010, 10:05 am; Dubois, ID; f-4.5; 3.2; Canon Rebel XSi

Old Receipt – 9/29/2010, 9:48 am; Dubois, ID; f-5.6; 1/40; Canon Rebel XSi

Old Documents – 9/29/2010, 9:49 am; Dubois, ID; f-5.6; 1/40; Canon Rebel XSi

Basement – 9/29/2010; Dubois, ID; Canon Rebel XSi; HDR Photo

Bannack Stream – 9/29/2010, 5:33; Bannack, MT; f-4.5; 1/2500; Canon Rebel XSi

Saloon Chair 1 – 9/29/2010; Bannack, MT; Canon Rebel XSi; HDR Photo

Green Bottle – 9/29/2010, 5:26; Bannack, MT; f-5.6; 1/200; Canon Rebel XSi

Cemetary – 9/29/2010, 7:17 pm; Bannack, MT; f-4.5; 1/125; Canon Rebel XSi

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

Warehouse Chair – 9/29/2010; Dubois, ID; Canon Rebel XSi

This is one picture used to create an HDR photo through Dynamic-Photo HDR.

Basement – 9/29/2010; Dubois, ID; Canon Rebel XSi

This is also a single picture used through the program to make an HDR photo. This was down in the basement of a warehouse in Dubois. It was almost pitch black down there, and once I was about to leave to go back up the stairs, I noticed it had some really cool lighting going on from outside. I had to sit still to take this picture, since I didn’t have a tripod at the moment.

Blue Room- 9/29/2010; Bannack, MT; Canon Rebel XSi

Made using 3 photos of different exposures.

Saloon Chair 1 – 9/29/2010; Bannack, MT; Canon Rebel XSi

Made using 3 photos of different exposures.

Saloon Chair 2 – 9/29/2010; Bannack, MT; Canon Rebel XSi

Made using 3 photos of different exposures.

Macro Abstract

Wood Panel Texture – 9/29/2010, 6:03 pm; f-5.6; 1/80; Canon Rebel XSi

Bar – 9/29/2010, 2:26 pm; f-5; 1/60; Canon Rebel XSi

I used the wood panel texture on the bar picture with a blending mode of “overlay”. I then put a mask on the texture layer in order to remove some from the left because it was too strong.

Reverse Shallow Depth

Rusted Metal1 – 9/29/2010, 6:00 pm; Bannack, MT; f-4.5; 1/1000; Canon Rebel XSi

Rusted Metal2 – 9/29/2010, 6:00 pm; Bannack, MT; f-29; 1/15; Canon Rebel XSi

For these photos, the main difference was in the aperture amount. For the first, I used a lower aperture number, thus leaving less in focus. The second, a higher aperture, resulting in more in focus.

Action Blur & Freeze

Ghost – 9/29/2010, 5:42 pm; Bannack, MT; f-22; 1.3; Canon Rebel XSi

For this picture, I used a longer shutter speed to create the blurred effect. I had my subject stand in the doorway for half a second, and then move to my right for the remaining. This allowed us to see his shape, while still making a blurry trail.

Rail Jump – 9/29/2010, 2:46 pm; Bannack, MT; f-7.1; 1/640; Canon Rebel XSi

I used a higher shutter speed for this in order to “freeze” his action.