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UpFromOne
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by UpFromOne

I get cold just looking at this thread :lol:

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PSM
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by PSM

-16 in Stockholm today. I managed 10 km.

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Willier
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by Willier

The last one... Photo of the day! :mrgreen:
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Kasparz
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by Kasparz

Yep, -16 in Latvia too, but I managed 45Km. Could probably manage 55Km before I would actually die.
No pictures outside, as my fingers were frosted solid, but I made picture few minutes after I was indoors and able to move my finger to take a picture.

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Whole face was white and frosted, no snow outside tho.

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cerro
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Nice to live in a warm country ;) -10° C here:
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g_doraz
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by g_doraz

Yes, the weather is officially "perfect" today.

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xrs2
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by xrs2

A few pictures from yesterday...the rest will be on the blog shortly.

The nice thing about winter around here is that I can get better photos. During the summer, everything pretty much looks the same--a tunnel of trees.

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PSM
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gt5504b
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by gt5504b

-6 to -10 and a couple of days of riding + lots of fun here in the Czech Republic this weekend.
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Prague CX

Not much road to see, though :)
It's under there somewhere.
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duodiscus
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by duodiscus

xrs2 wrote:A few pictures from yesterday...the rest will be on the blog shortly.

The nice thing about winter around here is that I can get better photos. During the summer, everything pretty much looks the same--a tunnel of trees.


Definitely nice pics xrs2! What post-processing are you doing on the images? I get a similar effect during post-processing with a copied, blurred layer with a lowered opacity so that the background layer still shows through. It certainly gives the images great atmosphere! If you're not doing manual post-processing, I'm curious what setting or filter you're using to give you the atmospheric effect?

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by Rush

No pictures but last Thursday I rode home in 40 degrees C.

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by xrs2

duodiscus wrote:Definitely nice pics xrs2! What post-processing are you doing on the images? I get a similar effect during post-processing with a copied, blurred layer with a lowered opacity so that the background layer still shows through. It certainly gives the images great atmosphere! If you're not doing manual post-processing, I'm curious what setting or filter you're using to give you the atmospheric effect?


I'm doing exposure bracketing with 3 images, -0.7, 0, and +0.7 EV, and then I combine the 3 images to make a true HDR photo in Photomatix. No further manipulation except I usually have to reduce the intensity of the reds and oranges. I don't know why but my camera makes red and orange unnaturally prominent.

HDR photos are best when you use a tripod, that way there's no shift from one image to the next. However, I of course don't carry a tripod with me.

I can assure you anyone can do it...I am a very long ways from a professional photographer, but I am trying to get better.

basilic
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by basilic

xrs2, nice photos, eerie light. What is HDR if you don't mind?

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same place as the sunset picture a few pages back

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HDR:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_dynamic_range_imaging

There are filters (and scripts) in Photoshop that can fake this effect to varying degrees.
There are even software apps specific to this...
And the iPhone 5 can replicate HDR effects "built in" with each image taken, on the spot.

But, in the end, it's the subject matter which makes an HDR photo work. :thumbup:
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