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Panorama view of one of the lakes in Rockwood Park, Saint John

Using the Thanksgiving long weekend last year, we flew to New Brunswick for a short vacation. One of the excuses for this 4-day trip was that I didn’t get enough practices with the camera. Therefore, I needed to go somewhere and “practice”, and along the way “bring” the missus.

To many people, New Brunswick isn’t really famous for tourism and for sure isn’t crowded with tourists at all. But there is Fundy National Park and the Hopewell Rocks for sightseeing. We started our journey from Saint John, picked up a rental car and drove along the south coast along the Bay of Fundy that connects to Atlantic Ocean.
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Posted by on July 29, 2011 in Travel

 

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What about HDR?

Picture #1, Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick

Since my blogs are for all levels of audience, some may not know what HDR is. The short description: It’s a technique to fuse two or more images together to simulate what your eyes can see in nature. A bit longer description: Human eyes can see wider luminance range from black to white because the pupils constantly adjust their opening to adapt to ambient light. However, camera sensors cannot sense something that’s too dark or too bright. It’s dynamic range is very limited. So we take two or more pictures, one adjusted to very dark area and another to the very bright area and maybe a few in the middle. All pictures are then layered together to, sort of, present what it’s likely to be seen by our eyes. An even longer description: Well, if you’re really into that, you’d better do some research yourself on the Internet, as I’m not trying to write a thesis here.

(On a side note, you would realize in 2002/2003 Google started being really popular when the word “google” became a verb. “Just google it.” means the same as “Just do a search on the Internet.” in the older days. If Microsoft’s Bing can eventually grab more shares in the search engine market, I would like to hear people say, “Just bing it!” It sounds kind of funny, doesn’t it? “Just bing it!” On the other hand, no one would likely say “Yahoo it.” It’s a two-syllable word, it sounds weird. To be fair, I’m not against Yahoo. Alright, enough of that.)

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Posted by on May 8, 2011 in Photography Techniques

 

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Cows

Yep, I’m gonna talk about cows today. You obviously notice my avatar (on the right) is a cow. Why not my own picture? Well, he looks better than I do. 😉

Why do I like them? I just do. They are adorable. Never bother you, just mind their own business, and when you’re around, they “pose” for your pictures. I started to like them when we were at Berchtesgaden
National Park in Germany two years ago. We were riding a gondola and saw them playing and resting on the hillside. They were so careless, just enjoying themselves. The first picture below was taken from then. It may not be very sharp because I was still using the FujiFilm A330 at the time. But you can see how relaxing they were.

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Posted by on May 4, 2011 in Travel

 

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