Monday, April 5, 2010

Tokoriki Golden Hour

What is HDR Photography?

You may notice that the photos show on this blog are not your normal point and click photos and look somewhat dream-like. This blog is mainly dedicated to my HDR Photography, which for those who know me is my passion. HDR stands for High Dynamic Range. In a nutshell, an HDR photograph is created by taking 3 or more photographs of the same scene (with Tripod) at different exposures. The different exposures should range from over-exposed to under-exposed. Using software like Photomatix and Photoshop, you then 'sandwich' all the exposures together. The result is a single photo that has a high dynamic range of colour and light. This technique is of particular benefit when you have a scene of extremely differing light levels, like the sunset photo below. It is impossible to get a photo of such a scene by taking a single exposure. Either some parts of the scene will be overexposed or vice versa.

New Photo: Tokoriki Golden Hour

At the end of a very warm and muggy day, my wife and I were enjoying a lazy drink while watching this sunset. This is one of the many stunning sunsets that happen upon a daily basis, making it very easy to relax a little too much and forget to take photos! Anyway I rushed to the room and back in time for this shot. These deck chairs are an extremely popular feature at this resort. Despite the large umbrellas, we still saw many 'lobsters' cooking themselves in the sun. It always amazes me how people can manage to overdo the whole sun tan thing - Red is not sun tan people come on! Anyway I digress, staying at Tokoriki was like being in a beautiful dream. If you ever have the chance to go to Fiji, do it.

Tokoriki Golden Hour

1 comment:

  1. Pretty shot Jason - your writing is good too!

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