Wednesday, April 23, 2008


Flickr: Photos & Video from sedunn - sedunn's Profile - Shelfari

Welcome to Shelfari! Read, Share, Explore! - Shelfari: "Create a virtual shelf to show off your books. Connect with your friends. Discover exciting new titiles. Voice your opinion. All for free. Read. Share. Explore"

Sunday, April 20, 2008



In image processing, computer graphics and photography, high dynamic range imaging (HDRI) is a set of techniques that allows a greater dynamic range of exposures (the range of values between light and dark areas) than normal digital imaging techniques. The intention of HDRI is to accurately represent the wide range of intensity levels found in real scenes ranging from direct sunlight to shadows.

High Dynamic Range Imaging was originally developed in the 1930s and 1940s by Charles Wyckoff. Wyckoff's detailed pictures of nuclear explosions appeared on the cover of Life magazine in the early 1940s. The process of tone mapping together with bracketed exposures of normal digital images, giving the end result a high, often exaggerated dynamic range, was first reported in 1993[1], and resulted in a mathematical theory of differently exposed pictures of the same subject matter that was published in 1995[2]. In 1997 this technique of combining several differently exposed images to produce a single HDR image was presented to the computer graphics community by Paul Debevec.

This method was developed to produce a high dynamic range image from a set of photographs taken with a range of exposures. With the rising popularity of digital cameras and easy-to-use desktop software, the term "HDR" is now popularly used[3] to refer to this process. This composite technique is different from (and may be of lesser or greater quality than) the production of an image from a single exposure of a sensor that has a native high dynamic range. Tone mapping is also used to display HDR images on devices with a low native dynamic range, such as a computer screen.

hdr imaging - Google Search - Flickr: Search: "We found 475,898 results matching HDR."

Friday, April 18, 2008

100 Strangers

100 Strangers: "Want to be a better street photographer? Want to develop as a photojournalist? In order to be one you often need to have the courage to go and talk with people you don't know. Often it's good if you get them to pose for you or do things in front of the camera while they know you're there.

If your lacking some, you can get better with some practice. This is a contact photo group to inspire you to practice taking portraits of people you don't know. The ultimate challenge for the members is to take 100 portraits of 100 strangers. Candids are not allowed. Little by little, learning by doing you'll get better results.

You might even find that taking contact with strangers isn't as scary as you thought it would be. Here's how it goes: Stop people by the street, talk with them, ask if you can take a portrait.

Post the picture to Flickr and 100 strangers pool. Try to get an idea who they are. Write a caption that tells something about the person in portrait. Describe how you got the photo. Don't post archive photos. Get out on the streets to take new ones. Keep on practicing.

Don't try to get all 100 pictures during one session, but try to find different people in different locations. Try to get a wide array of portraits: rich, poor, white, black, working, doing sports, etc. To support variety, the posting to the pool is limited to one picture per day per member."
Flickr: 100 strangers

another flickr friend cathepsut

Walk like an Egyptian

cathepsut - Google Search

Flickr Profile: cathepsut: "A high-level overview of any Flickr member's public profile and recent and most interesting photos. It's a great way to browse through Flickr members, get to know your contacts a little better and to let others know more about you."

After the vet.... on Flickr - Photo Sharing!: "The vet shaved their throats, before drawing blood for the test. Hexe looks ok. Ramy and Fluffy have nasty bruises. Fluffy even has marks on both sides of throat. He is NOT DEAD by the way, even if it looks that way -- he is just sleeping."

Thursday, April 17, 2008


Bokeh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "The other characteristics of a lens that cause it to produce pleasing bokeh are complex. Some lens designs are known to produce a certain kind of bokeh, but most photographers do not fully understand how the lens design influences bokeh; they merely note whether a lens produces results that please them. For example, mirror lenses produce a 'doughnut' bokeh that is generally considered unpleasant."

bokeh: "Photographers know that one of the characteristics that separates photographic imaging from drawing or painting is the matter of focus."

Bokeh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Bokeh (from the Japanese boke ぼけ, "blur") is a photographic term referring to the appearance of out-of-focus areas in an image produced by a camera lens

Boke "depth of field" - Google Search

thanks to John Watson


- Flickr Profile: Sërch - Flickr Profile: Marazipan

fd's Flickr Toys: Do fun stuff with your photos: "Helping you do cool stuff with your digital photos since 2005. :-)
Have fun with your photos!"

visited by Hugh Watkins
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Frequently Asked Questions: "What is Explore?

Explore is a Flickr feature with the intent of showing you 'some of the most awesome photos on Flickr.' Photos are automatically selected by computer according to a secret algorithm called Interestingness (see below for more about that).
Is Explore a showcase for the top Flickr photographers?

No. It's for photo viewers, not the photographers. It exists so that, at any moment, anyone who wants to view interesting photos can go to Explore and have a reasonable chance of seeing something interesting."

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

noise in Brumleby Copenhagen Denmark

noise outside my kitchen door - a photoset on Flickr


iew as slideshow (open in a new window)