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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Seasons of Lake Greenwood

A little over a year ago I took my first HDR photo of Lake Greenwood in winter. My friend Ryan introduced me to the process through some of his awesome photographs. For those of you who don't know, HDR (or High Dynamic Range) is a method where you take multiple exposures of the same photo and merge them together to create an image with intensely exaggerated luminance. The process is pretty cool. It's a little complicated for me since I don't have a fancy pants camera with auto exposure bracketing built in! But I really like the effect it gives.

Anyway, after I did the first one I thought it would be a nice experiment to document the changing seasons reflected in Lake Greenwood's landscape. So every few months I went back to this lake and tried to set up the same shot. This is the compilation of those four shoots. Visually, I like the cooler seasons better than the warmer ones. But overall I'm happy with the finished piece. If nothing else, it proves that we do in fact have seasons here in Florida!

3 comments:

  1. These are gorgeous! Winter and Fall are my favorite!

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  2. I love this. The photos have such mood. You can almost feel the temperatures. Awesome. I'm inspired to try it. : )

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  3. LOOOOOOOOVE, love, love every single one! I am shocked to actually SEE our seasons and so beautifully displayed. I think summer is my fave with it's bold greens and blues. Thanks for doing this project. I totally love it!
    (these would be gr8 prints to sell - i would love to display them somewhere, hint hint, wink wink)

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