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Daily Archives: November 10, 2010

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A trawl across the vastness of the wonder web generally reveals something worth looking at


Andrea Abascià

HDR – What’s Next and What’s Already Possible

High Dynamic Range as practised and taught at www.cambridgeincolour.com is a marvellous thing, allowing digital photography to actually reproduce what we see, but in so many instances the results are…well horrible.

“Love it or hate it, high dynamic range photography (and video if you’ve been keeping an eye on Soviet Montage Productions) is the future. HDR photography isn’t new by any means but the technologies that are evolving are quite exciting.

Photoshop CS5 was shipped with it’s latest HDR innovation and Canon have raised the game with their recent patent application (USPTO Appl. No. 12/630,594). Without going to to too many details, it seems that Canon have found a way to alter exposure values at pixel level, thus creating a single image, from a single frame, with a wider dynamic range than we’ve seen from any DSLR.”



He Took a Polaroid Every Day, Until the Day He Died

This came via a friend and is an interesting and touching story.

“Yesterday I came across a slightly mysterious website — a collection of Polaroids, one per day, from March 31, 1979 through October 25, 1997. There’s no author listed, no contact info, and no other indication as to where these came from. So, naturally, I started looking through the photos. I was stunned by what I found.”


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