Pacific Coast – HDR Photos
Yes, more Pacific Coast photos! Yachats, Oregon to be exact. I wanted to post up a few of my HDR photos from my Yachats trip. What is HDR? Well it’s a process that can be done with a number of different software programs like, Photomatix, Adobe Photoshop, and HDR Efex Pro. There are more, but I think that those three are the main players right now. Personally, I have been using HDR Efex Pro a lot lately. In the future, I plan on doing a post on how to use, or at least how I use the program. Anyway, HDR stands for High Dynamic Range, and basically it lets you create images with darker darks and lighter lights. You take a good 3 to 7 shots of the same scene, but differ the exposure, over and under in all the shots. Let me be a little clearer. Unless you have the ability to use bracketing, here are some BASIC steps: 1) Find your desired scene to shoot. 2) Put your camera on a tripod. 3) Take your desired shot in normal exposure. 4) Take the same shot again, but under exposed two stops. 5) Take it again, but under exposed four stops. 6) Take it again, but over exposed two stops. 7) Again, but over exposed four stops. You now rush home, and break down the door to get to your computer. 9) Fire up your desired HDR program, and merge them together for that beautiful High Dynamic Range photo! Ok enough about that. I will post more on this in later posts, but let’s move on to the photos here in this post! These were taken on a recent weekend trip over to the Oregon coast. You might have scene other photos from this trip in the previous posts, Long Exposures on the Yachats Coast, and Yachats Oregon Coast Pt.1. These particular shots were taken at around five AM. I was up hoping for that spectacular morning sunrise, but there was no sunrise. Or at least the cloud cover would make you think that. I ran into a few guys that were also up early, but for a different reason. They were trying to fish in these wild waters! These were all taken with a HOYA 4-stop filter, tripod, and around 20 second exposures. I hope you enjoy these as much as I do. Please know that you can click on these to view larger, and to order prints, or download. All purchased items will be at FULL size, touched up and edited even further, and will NOT include my logo.
Rocks and Sand in Yachats-HDR
Early Morning Fishing in Yachats-HDR
Fisherman on the Yachats Coast-HDR
Water and Sky Collide-HDR