Monday, April 23, 2007

central fire station - HDR


central fire station - HDR, originally uploaded by tropicalrips.

another HDR experiment :)
this time without a tripod and using only 3 exposures

this is Singapore's oldest fire station :)
the tower you see on the building was used as a lookout point in the old days to spot fires in distant areas because its the tallest structure at the time...now almost every building around this place is taller then this old station :)

my new workplace is just opposite of this old fire station, i shot this on my way to work this morning :)

align and HDR process with photomatix
toning and USM in PS
slight increase in color saturation :)

Nikon D2x
Tamron 28-75mm F2.8

Monday, April 16, 2007

clarke quay - HDR


clarke quay - HDR, originally uploaded by tropicalrips.

my first HDR experiment :)

done with 5 exposure
run though Photomatix
USM and toning in PS

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

holding on
holding on, originally uploaded by tropicalrips.

sometimes we just need to hold on...

inspired by the Hockneyizer toy in fd's Flickr toys
a shot of my dripping tap in the kitchen :)

cut out 4 parts of the original photo
resize the canvas to get the polaroid frame
played around with the arrangements for final image :)

for PP :
i used virtual photographer for the b/w convertion
added contrast
added noise in PS
vigenette filter and burn tool