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Kevin Childress
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Chapel at Ann Street United Methodist Church, Beaufort, NC
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HAHAHA, +David Brown !  Nope, haven't sold a single piece. Seems all the stupid 'ole yard work takes priority though.  :(
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Maximizing Your HDR Photography:  A recent discussion on one of my G+ posts prompted me to finish a blog post that I had started some time ago. The post discusses techniques for maximizing your HDR photography (from a perspective according to me) that places particular emphasis on maintaining excellent image quality for the final rendering. Hopefully this will help you generate ideas for your own workflow.

#HDR   #hdrphoto   #hdrphotography   
A blog post for maximizing your HDR photography.
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+Christian Jog , Yes, LR6 has definitely simplified the process for merging the exposures to a floating point tiff. I installed LR6 last week and have only been able to experiment with a handful of old RAWs. The quality of the 32-bit file looks on par with what I’ve seen from Photomatix (and in theory it should be identical). But I don’t have a good grasp on how well the de-ghosting feature works in LR6 so I can’t really state how well the HDR Merge feature works on a whole. I plan to shoot a couple test projects with motion between the frames as soon as I can.

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Gettin' my honey bee buzzzzzzz on ...

Nikon D800 with reversed 50mm lens (wide open) on 85mm macro lens at f/20 ~ ISO100 ~ focused-stacked from 100 frames shot at 1.0-second exposure, focus adjusted in 0.10mm increments. 


#macro   #macrophotography   #insects   #insectphotography   #nature   #naturephotography #flowers   #flowerphotography   #floral   #floralfriday  
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Beautiful
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The Carolina Wren is definitely one of my favorite birds to watch in the backyard. They always seem to be on the move and are ever-adventurous over whatever terrain there is. And if the phrase, "big things come in small packages" were ever true, it certainly applies to the Carolina wren ... man, this little guy can make some noise!


#wildlife   #wildlifephotography   #birds   #birdphotography   #birdsgallery   #birds4all   #birdsinfocus   #nature   #naturephotography    #hqspbirds   #birdloversworldwide   #btpbirdpro   #birdwatching
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Thanks a bunch, +kris moore , and +Joseph Raglione !
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Carpenter Bee (go big)

Nikon D800 with reversed 50mm lens (wide open) on 85mm macro lens at f/16 ~ ISO100 ~ focused-stacked from 67 frames shot at 0.10mm increments. 


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Thank you, +Richard Robinson !

I hear that, +Ken Fowkes !
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Male House Finch striking a nice little pose.  Good birdie!


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Beautiful... such a pretty bird
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Red-bellied Woodpecker - Take 2

A few days ago I was excited to photograph my first red-bellied woodpecker. It was an okay image given the fact that I stumbled upon the bird and just happened to have my camera ready. But today I deployed a new bird blind that I've constructed for my back-yard birding and was rewarded with the kind of image that comes from making a real effort!


#nature   #naturephotography   #woodpecker   #redbelliedwoodpecker   #birds   #birdphotography   #birdsgallery   #birds4all   #birdsinfocus   #wildlife   #wildlifephotography    #hqspbirds   #birdloversworldwide   #btpbirdpro   #birdwatching
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Thanks a bunch, +Scott Murray . But no blur added in post. This was shot with 420mm at f/5.6.  At this distance to the subject the total depth of field is probably only a couple of inches.
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This blog post may not be very helpful for the seasoned togs but will hopefully help those who are still carving out their own style of photography. 

Wishing you all happy and safe photographic fun !
When discussing this subject it is common to hear a lot of big words like perspective distortion, extension distortion, compression distortion, and several variations thereof. My goal with this post is not to elaborate on all the technical terms rather than to provide a simple, real-world example of how lens selection and different focal lengths can be used to change how one perceives the distance between objects within a photograph. This techniq...
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Sure did, +Tom Cooper . I had discussed this in the photography forum at Panoramio and I did use the same two images for discussion. 
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Christ Episcopal Church, Raleigh, NC (re-cooked from 2012)

I was looking for a photo recently when I came across the original RAW files for this image. I photographed this space very early when developing my own techniques for interior HDR images (and this one still remains a personal favorite). When I looked at the original RAWs again I immediately noticed a huge error in my color management of the composite I shared back then. So I've taken the time to re-cook this one from the ground up and I'm just tickled with the results! I hope you enjoy also!

Nikon D7000 and Sigma 10-20mm: ISO100 ~ f/16 ~ 10mm (15mm equiv) ~ 13 exposures at +/- 1.0EV ranging from 1/50 second to 60 seconds.

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Sounds awesome, +Tom Cooper !   And you know that sort of investment always pays off.  I'll be very excited to see what comes of it!
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Beautiful bird and capture  :) +Kevin Childress!
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Tufted Titmouse answering a call from the Merlin Bird ID app. I've had a great time using the app with various birds in the backyard, but I don't think any of them got as excited as this little guy!


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Exactly.... I have so much fun with it. The best experience I has was in Florida with a mocking bird. He replayed every bird song my phone sang.
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White-throated Sparrow

This little guy is a new visitor at my house and I'm very glad to have him! 


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Interesting comment, +Tom Cooper . I've only heard their song in the Merlin Bird ID app, and it is quite nice.  
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I am a North Carolina native, photographer, hiker, backpacker, and paddler. 

My primary interests in photography are in landscapes, seascapes, historic features, and practically all facets of nature. The images I share here offer a diverse mix of subjects and only my finest compositions and technically-correct images. Hopefully the posts here will leave you with an impression of the detail and beauty that is all around us!

I would be grateful to receive any feedback that you have, either positive or negative, related to my work.


Thank you for your visit and best regards to you all,

Kevin Childress

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