I know – what do those things all have in common? Well, not much but I’ll get to that later.
A while back, I was treated to a spectacular, fiery sunrise the morning after a few inches of fresh snow softly coated the pines near home.
Here was a golden opportunity to try out some HDR (High Dynamic Range), using the Nikon D7000. So far I’ve been thrilled with the results from this camera, finding it to produce very clean images with low noise at reasonable ISO’s.
One of the things I’m really liking is the ability to save settings to two of the positions on the mode dial: U1 and U2. I haven’t tried everything but I’m happy to report that you can save your AEB (bracketing) settings and even other positions on the mode dial. For instance, when I select U1 now, the camera is set to the Aperture Mode and is ready to shoot 3 bracketed images with 2 EV spacing – quick and easy!
Once the images were downloaded, I used Nik’s HDR Efex Pro to create this image. In this case, I was only able to use two of my bracketed images and was surprised and pleased with the result. HDR Efex Pro is a great addition to the software possibilities available for HDR work and gives you a good number of presets to choose from, plus it has Nik’s proprietary U-Point technology as one of it’s tools.
Looks can be so deceiving – just look at her. She looks like the sweetest, most innocent dog on the planet. Well, she sure had me fooled, too.
I’ve been suspecting that someone has been using my computer but couldn’t imagine who it could be – we haven’t had company in over a week. Then, today I walked into my office and caught the culprit, red-handed – my dog, Bella! I was just in time, too. She was about to place a HUGE order with the online pet store: dog treats, dog toys, new bedding, a cat (someone to torment, I suppose), and misc. other “goodies”!
Man, if you can’t trust your dog, who can you trust? 🙂