A FEW MORE HDRs

I have been “playing” around with the HDR on my 5D Mark III. I definitely do not like the embossed setting, but the “natural”, “vivid” and “artistic” settings are interesting. I am torn between “vivid” and “bold”. All were taken with a 2 second delay (to avoid shaking), resting on a railing (I really need to replace my tripod). I did not mirror-lock.

HDR natural. It looks a little washed out.

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Artistic standard.

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Artistic vivid

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Artistic bold

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A new set. HDR natural …

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Artistic standard

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Artistic vivid

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And last, bold. I don’t like the bold.

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It definitely gives some cool effects, without the protracted editing phase. I figured out how to turn off the setting which keeps all of the originals (as it shoots 3 shots) which were filling my camera quickly.

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A few more. The sunrise.

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The sunrise clouds ….

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The pink in the clouds is from the sunset behind me.

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One more test, of Roppongi Hills and the Mori Tower (I deleted the embossed). I like the 2nd photo the best but I did not record the setting (smile).

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We have come a long way on the camera front. Now if they would just build in the GPS ….

THE TOKYO SKYLINE

 

I have not been sleeping well – up very early even with black-out blinds – due to the early morning sun (Japan does not implement daylight savings time). It was especially painful the first week we were over, I was up at all hours of the night.

But there are benefits, the Tokyo skyline is spectacular. One particularly beautiful sunrise ..

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One very bright moonlit night. It was almost like a 2nd sun lighting the Tokyo Tower (which they light differently on different days).

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Beautiful city.