Sunday, December 8, 2013

Giddyup, Housey!

1/200 sec. f/8 ISO 1250

This is the first photo I've ever posted in HDR. I've been wanting to use HDR for a while now, but just recently started playing with it. This photo is actually the third version. The first two were a bit more extreme and though I like how they turned out, they looked more like paintings than photos. I generally prefer to keep my photos more natural looking. I'll be using HDR with more of my shots, but not everything. It often gets overused.


27 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Brian, you did great with this shot. I love the cute wren and is that a birdhouse? It is adorable! Happy Sunday!

eileeninmd said...

Brian, you did great with this shot. I love the cute wren and is that a birdhouse? It is adorable! Happy Sunday!

Pamela Gordon said...

HDR works well in this instance for sure. What a cute bird house and bird and title. I use HDR once in a while when it works. Have a great day!

Phil Slade said...

You'll get even more great shots when the wren takes up residence and raises a family in there Brian.

Terri Buster said...

Oh I love this shot- it would make a great calendar cover..gorgeous.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Brian...I'm not sure what HDR is [color me with blond roots under my silver stands] ---but whatever it is, I really LIKE your image. Extraordinary.

Andy said...

As photography goes I'm not a fan of HDR. In this case Brain this one turned out just right. It's not over cooked like most of them. In my opinion you are doing something right. Keep on clicking.

Montanagirl said...

Oh WOW. I lOVE this photo and your caption!! Yes, I'm assuming too that it's a birdhouse. How very cute - and clever.

Pam :) said...

That's one fantastic bird house that sweet little Wren is perched on.

Great shot and HDR, Brian.

TexWisGirl said...

i just want to reach in and pluck that cute fat bird off his perch. :)

just a question, do you use the photo program that takes your image and creates HDR from it or do you use the method that takes several frames and stacks them into one image? guessing with a live, flitty bird, you used the first or you'd end up with a smear.

JOY @ http://joysjotsshots.blogspot.com/ said...

I'm not familiar with HDR. Google tells me it's a software? Meanwhile, I'm giggling at the caption and really liking the unusual birdhouse. Great shot.

NatureFootstep said...

a beautiful bird on a very beautiful saddle.

Seems like a good choise for HDR: :)

weekend et coup de brosse said...

j'adore ta photo c'est une vraie réussite!
Superbe!
Cath.

Karen said...

It's a great shot! Sweet little bird, love the birdhouse! I have one little Carolina Wren that comes to my feeders.

Our photos said...

So beautiful!!!

Amy Burzese said...

Such a cute shot. I wouldn't have known it was HDR'd if you hadn't said. And that's a good thing, IMHO. The purpose of HDR as a tool In recovering lost data in over and under exposed areas of a scene has been forgotten, or never understood. The artsy look does have its place, but I don't want my photos to look like paintings either. They're photographs. Good job!

Debbie said...

it's just beautiful brian, and what an adorable bird house!!

and how wonderful it is that you are so open to learning new photography techniques and skills!!

Gail Dixon said...

I totally agree with you about HDR. I have a post coming up with an old store that I used the process on and it was okay. Still not a big fan, but if it's subtle, I really like it. On this shot it really brings out the weathered wood on the bird house. What a neat bird house, btw!

Andrew Fulton said...

That is wonderful to see Brian... many thanks for sharing.

DeniseinVA said...

It's gorgeous Brian! Interesting about the HDR. I don't know much about that but the result of this photo is fantastic. And I do love that saddle birdhouse right along with the little wren :)

EG CameraGirl said...

Now that's a unique house!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Made me smile!

Saun said...

Hi Brian that is just too cute :)

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Cutey pie perched on a snowy saddle !

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Brian. Now where is my horse? great shot.

bailey-road.com said...

A beautiful and charming image!

barbara l. hale said...

I like this a lot. Not just the subject matter either. I agree that HDR is overused, but this one is very subtle and nice. Hoping to see more in the future.