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Before & After [#1]   5 comments

Lately, as you sure are aware from following this blog here, I have quite frequently been talking about the programmes I have used for quite a while now to enhance my pictures. Mainly and mostly it’s EasyHDR, but then there’s my „regular“ programme for viewing, cataloguing and re-working pictures, ACDSee Ultimate 9, and there’s also Inpaint to eliminate unwanted items from pictures. With this post here, I’m starting a mini-series of „before & after“ pictures, to show what these programmes do. Today, the first is a pictures I took a few days ago in our backyard, shortly before sunrise, with the Nikon D500 and the Nikon 16-80 mm Zoom. I showed this a few days ago here: Before Sunrise in Our Garden. Here’s the original:

before & after

Backyard before Sunrise: Original

The data: Nikon D500 – 1/25 s – f/3.5 – ISO 1800 – Nikon 16-80mm f/2.8 – 4 Zoom at 16mm

And here’s what working it over with EasyHDR did:

before & after

Backyard before Sunrise: LDR

By clicking into the pciture and then using the magnifying/zoom function you can see the pictures at their full resolution, btw.

Some remarks: this here is not a „real“ HDR-rendered picture, as I had a single original only, not the 3 or more with different exposure settings that are usually required for true HDR. So this here actually is LDR. But it still astonishing to me what the programme does in getting details, especially in the dark areas of the picture. EasyHDR comes with quite a variety of pre-set renderings, plus the opportunity to change everything, e.g. saturation and/or contrast, by hand. I have only used pre-sets so far, and am quite happy with it. This here pre-set is called „natural2“. What the programme does, though, when you have really dark areas or pictures with a low exposure respectively: it makes them a tad grainy. I think one can see that here. But still, I’m happy with the result. The files, btw, also become much larger. But nowadays, when even terabytes of storage have become quite cheap, I don’t consider that very much of a disadvantage.


Veröffentlicht Sonntag, September 24, 2017 von Pit in Photography, HDR, ACDSee Ultimate, LDR, EasyHDR, Inpaint, before & after

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Evening on Lower Crabapple Road – A Somewhat Different View   6 comments

Just fiddled around some with my ACDSee and thought this might be an interesting rendering of a picture I posted on Wednesday. The rendering is called „posterize“:


Evening on Lower Crabapple Road – Posterized

Veröffentlicht Sonntag, Juli 16, 2017 von Pit in Abend(stimmungen), ACDSee Ultimate, clouds, Photography, Sonnenuntergang

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Before and After   10 comments

Of late, I have been experimenting with EasyHDR, especially enhancing my old pictures and I’m still amazed about the results. Here’s a „before“ and „after“ [of a flower I took years ago – in 2005 – at the Rose Garden Inn in Berkeley].

Vorher – Nachher

In der letzten Zeit habe ich eine Menge herumexperimentiert mit EasyHDR, ganz besonders um meine alten Fotos aufzupeppen, und ich bin immer wieder von Neuem erstaunt über die Ergebnisse. Hier ist dann ein „Vorher“ und „Nachher“ vom einer Blume, die ich vor Jahren [2005] im Garten des Rose Garden Inn in Berkeley aufgenommen hahe.








Veröffentlicht Donnerstag, Juni 22, 2017 von Pit in HDR, Photography

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St. Louis/MO Bridges – Continued   14 comments

It’s quite a while since I last published any of my pictures from our „RailTrailsRoadTrip“ in October last year. So I really need to continue. Here’s a picture of Eads Bridge. We passed underneath it on our 2-hour cruise of the waterfron to St. Louis.

Eads Bridge

Eads Bridge, St. Louis/MO

This picture has been edited, I must admit, both with ACDSee Ultimate 9 [for a light equalizer] and with easyHDR [for enhancement of details], but I think this brings out the fine metal structure very well, even if it does look a tad artificial.

Lower Slaughter, GB   10 comments

For my first picture here after my pause in blogging, I’ve chosen one that I took in 2013 in the Cotswolds, in the picturesque little village of Lower Slaughter:

Lower Slaughter

Lower Slaughter, in the Cotswolds, on the River Eye

The original photo has been (slightly) enhanced with EasyHDR, a programme I have lately come to like.

Texas Still Life   12 comments


Still Life with Cows

Veröffentlicht Sonntag, April 26, 2015 von Pit in cattle, Hill Country, Texas

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Shining   7 comments

One of the two cannons on display at the History Days at Fort Martin Scott in Fredericksburg/TX was shiningly polished:


Eine der beide Kanonen, die bei den diesjährigen „History Days“ im Fort Martin Scott in Fredericksburg/Texas ausgestellt wurden, war auf Hochglanz poliert:


Highly Polished Cannon

Veröffentlicht Samstag, April 25, 2015 von Pit in Fort Martin Scott, Fredericksburg/TX, Sehenswürdigkeiten

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A „Texas Roadblock“   6 comments

cattle in the road

A „Texas Roadblock“

Veröffentlicht Mittwoch, April 22, 2015 von Pit in cattle, Photography, Texas

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That’s Life!   10 comments

I’m really getting envious.  😉

Das ist das Leben!

Ich werde richtig neidisch.  😉


The Epitome of Laziness

Picture taken at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm, Part of the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site in Stonewall/TX.

Veröffentlicht Montag, März 9, 2015 von Pit in domestizierte, LBJ State Park & Historic Site, Photography, Schweine, Stonewall/TX

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Deutschland-Reise Frühjahr 2011 [12] – Aachen   Leave a comment

Für die Aufnahme in der Schatzkammer des Aachener Doms gelten dieselben Probleme, die ich schon mit Aufnahmen aus dem Inneren des Doms hatte. Hier kam allerdings noch dazu, dass ich mangels eines Polfilters auch noch nit den Reflexionen in den Scheiben der Glasvitrinen zu kämpfen hatte. Apropos Polfilter: ich habe zwar eines, kann aber damit nicht umgehen. Da muss ich noch viel lernen!

Auch diese Bilder präsentiere ich einmal wieder als Galerie:

Klicken auf eins der Bilder öffnet die Diashow, und unter jedem Einzelbild findet sich dann eine Schaltfläche, um dieses in voller Auflösung ansehen zu können.

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