Sunday, March 21, 2010
On Friday I thought I was going to get a lot done this weekend. I thought I might do the first draft of my tax filing. I thought I might clean out the carb on the lawnmower. I thought I might do a few other things. I didn't.
I did go to birthday part. I put the tags on my wife's birthday present. I mounted a tail servo to my largest model helicopter. I tossed the littlest model helicopter all about the living room. We also stopped by the library so I can feed my music habit.
I also spent about 30-40 minutes making this picture. I wanted to play a bit more with the HDR process. This time I used Photonaught to create the HDR image, and the tone mapped version I used as my base. I brought the file in to Luminance HDR to use a localized tone mapping algorithm. I then blended the two together in Gimp. The process I chose in Photonaught gives a very realistic manipulated look. The algorithm I chose in Luminance HDR makes the image go quite, crazy. The final image is only using the crazy image at 25% or so transparency. It is the image that is contributing the grit, the dark shadowing, and the halos that are visible in the final image. I still think it might be a bit much, and may dial it back further later.
But, I may wait and just make another picture. I could fill that tub up with water, and maybe stick a rubber ducky in there first.
Posted by Ken at 8:13 PM