Monday, October 19, 2009

Just trying out a little HDR Photography

I've been wanting to try this new digital photography tool out for a while, but I really haven't had much time lately to sit down and figure it out. I also wasn't sure it was a good fit for me. So many of the images I see are beyond reality and I like my photos to capture the true beauty I see around me. There are times I go farther with images into more of a digital art, and there is nothing wrong with that, but I wanted to use it for the right reason for me and my work/art. I've also found that I still have a lot to learn about it (which is fine, because I try to learn something new each day) and can't wait to have more time to take it farther.

This abandon house caught my eye as we were driving out of our Forest campground in Southwestern Colorado. The morning light was beautiful and abandoned buildings are one of my favorite subjects. Just meant to be. My husband pulled the RV over and let me out, but then got concerned when it was 15 minutes later before I got back. Oh, but the photos were worth it and I would have stayed longer if I was alone.

This is Hamburger Rock Campground in Southern Utah. This place is BLM and beautiful. It is just outside of the Needles area of Canyonland National Park. The campground is fairly primitive and the road in a little rough, but it was so worth it. This is a view from on top of the rock looking down at our campsite.

These were taken from our campsite, it was a beautiful sunset.

Hope you have enjoyed!


Lo Christine said...

great photos!! love the abandoned building.

Melanie @ Whimsical Creations said...

Those are just breathtaking!

Lorissa J. Longfellow said...

Thank you both. I really appreciate the wonderful comments.

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