Nature Pic of the Day - 20150201 - September in January
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February 1, 2015: September in January
Yosemite National Park
Credit & Copyright: Jim Wickless from Lincoln, NE
September in January: "Half Dome from the Merced River on a warm winter afternoon."

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2015-02-06 17:05:57
Laura from Brasil about 9years ago said:
Thank you .....
Laura from Brasil about 9years ago said:
Dear Jim, You are a great artist : ) Than you for share your photos with us. This place is amazing ; )
Jim from Nebraska about 9years ago said:
Thanks, Ken and Greg!
Greg from Australia about 9years ago said:
Photoshopped, adjusted...whatever! It's still a stunning photograph. We see too many 'nature pics' that are colour adjusted to the point of surreality. This one still looks natural. Thanks, Jim for the explanation of the eye adjusting constantly...very interesting!
Ken from Ohio about 9years ago said:
Damn fine work! Also, an excellent explanation!
rob barrett from minneapolis about 9years ago said:
wow, thanks for the explanation. It really is great, like a poster.
Jim from Nebraska about 9years ago said:
Sorry, That's 1 Ev each way :-/
Jim from Nebraska about 9years ago said:
Rob, what I meant to say was .75 EVs over and .75 EVs under. That's three "clicks" each way since I have each click set to 1/3 EV. Three EVs each way would be a lot :-/
Jim from Nebraska about 9years ago said:
Rob, no offense taken :-) This was a blend of three exposures of the same scene with 3 EVs over and 3 EVs under to accommodate for the high contrast lighting conditions. Without the blend, either the sky is burned out or too much is lost in the shadows. I use Photomatix Pro software to make the blend. And, yes, this is a real scene :-) Thanks again for your kind comments.
Rob barrett jr from Minneapolis about 9years ago said:
Jim, I didn't mean it in a negative way. Way this manipulated or is this a real scene somewhere. You are so good at what you do I can't tell for sure. :-) Thanks for all your great posts
Jim from Nebraska about 9years ago said:
Rob, I know that you know all of that, but thanks for the invitation to explain HDR for some who may wonder about it.
Jim from Nebraska about 9years ago said:
Thank you Rob and Jack for your kind comments. Rob, your astute photographic eye is right on. Unfortunately "photoshopped" has developed a negative connotation because of the unnatural "tricks" it can produce. By constantly changing pupil size, the human eye can see more than 20 f stops, and our brains interpret it as one image. A digital camera can only "see" 8-9 f stops of dynamic range (from very dark to very bright) in a single shutter click. By blending two or more images of the same subject at different f stops, photographic software can replicate what our brains do to produce the same "single" image the eye sees but the camera can not.
Jack Forge from Seattle about 9years ago said:
Another excellent example of your fine photographic art!
rob barrett jr from minneapolis about 9years ago said:
Wow, so amazing it looks photoshopped. Great shot.
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