Just Some Snapshots #15

Some recent snapshots; tinkered with HDR this time.  Don’t ask me to explain HDR ‘cuz I have no idea!  I also don’t believe HDR is particularly suited for macro work but it intrigued me.  There does appear to be a difference – at least to these old bespectacled eyes.

Macro of a clematis flower right out of the camera (i.e., no editing):

Unedited. Taken with Canon 70D, 100 mm macro lens, ISO 200, 1/2 sec at f/11

The photo below taken from identical camera position but with “HDR” settings.  It was subjected to some post-processing:

Edited primarily for pollen and vignetting. A little color correction.

Other HDR shots:





The following were shot with normal settings:





c-10-341If your camera is capable, perhaps you’ll give HDR a shot as well.

36 thoughts on “Just Some Snapshots #15”

  1. An impressive collection of macro shots, Koji! Beautiful focus, lovely depth of field, gorgeous bokeh, light and exquisite detail. Great editing—I like HDR when used with a subtle hand. Absolutely stellar work, my friend, bravo! :))

      1. I’ve haven’t done any HDR, but from what little I know about it, it’s a process that essentially takes a series of images, each shot with a different exposure, from darkest to lightest, and combines the best parts of the three overexposed, underexposed and balanced shots to create a more dramatic image with beautiful shadowing and highlights. Personally, I’m not a fan of the over-dramatic, obvious HDR look, but I love images like yours where it enhances the photo but is not obviously an HDR photo. I am very interested in trying the process myself. I just need to get some better software. Very beautiful work, Koji!

  2. They’re all beautiful as you know – I find the bee one most interesting, but the pix below it, the most colorful and intriguing.

  3. I want the Puffs back – Those pictures brought on a bad case of leaky eye syndrome. Smitty lost his best friend to a sympathizer, but no need to mention that. Dad may have gone up against your uncle at some point, but I’m glad we proved by the timeline that they were both still alive when Smitty left the island. You can delete this if you wish, as long as you know just how much I think of you and our friendship!!

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