Remember When

© Donna L. Cuic

Remember When

Bonnie C. Lackey July 13, 2008

Nicely captured, Donna. Lots to see in this charming image. #959777

Bojan Bencic level-classic July 13, 2008

Beautiful HDR image, Donna. Very interesting scene. #6173898

KARU WIJESUNDARA. A.N.P.A.S. July 13, 2008



Donna L. Cuic July 14, 2008

Thank you guys for the kind comments. I was really pleased with the HDR process, so much so I blew this up to a 16x20 and put it on my wall at my office. I really want to go back to this place and do some more exposures on some of the other antique things there to do more HDR. Again, thanks for taking the time. #6176952

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic August 21, 2008

Marvelous Donna!!! Congrats! #6345093

Evy Johansen level-classic August 21, 2008

Wow.. Beautiful, Donna!! Big congratulations on your finalist!! #6347524

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict August 25, 2008

Congratulations Donna on your Win.

Dominick #6365320

Elida Gutierrez August 25, 2008


 "The Fairy Trophy"

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"July Winners"


KARU WIJESUNDARA. A.N.P.A.S. August 25, 2008


KARU. #6367410

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic August 26, 2008

Congrats, Donna #6371021

Nemil B. Chabebe August 26, 2008

Congratulations! #6373653

Mike F. Anderson level-classic August 27, 2008

Beautifully presented in HDR! Congratulations on your win, Donna #6375692

Bunny Snow level-classic August 27, 2008

I think this place would have been a nightmare to capture, although it is charming.

Your ability to aim for the correct exposures and to work the captured images in HDR is what made the difference.

Your capture and your computer work deserves this big win, Donna.


Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe August 27, 2008

Congratulations on your win!! A beautiful old time feel Donna! #6377267

Peter W. Marks September 10, 2008

A fascinating image Donna. It is not quite the same as being there, but close. I found myself pouring over it to identify all the interesting artifacts from a bygone age of motoring. Excellant work.
Would you please take the time to describe which HDR process you used? I have never tried it but from what I read the best way is to take several images with camera in a fixed position on a tripod, bracketing the exposures by changing the shutter speed in increments both faster and slower than the correct exposure. These images are then merged in Photoshop or similar to give a single image with a greater dynamic range than there is in a single image.
I have also read that a similar effect can be obtained by using a single exposure in RAW and then making several copies in RAW and varying the exposre in the software. From various forums there appears to be many differences of pinion as to how this compares with the other method.
Many thanks in anticipation.Pete #6437372

Donna L. Cuic September 10, 2008

Pete, I took five exposure at f8, camera on a tripod. I shot raw, used Av priority and manually adjusted the exposure by using exposure compensation. I started at 2 stops under exposed, then 1 stop under exposed, 1 stop over exposed, 2 stops over exposed and of course one exposure with with zero compensation. I used the program Photomatix Pro to combine the 5 raw images and generate an hdr image then used the tone mapping feature in photomatix to tweak it.
~Donna #6439141

Nick Lagos September 18, 2008

Wonderful work Donna...Congratulations on winning the big Gold and terrific to see you again... #6470150

Peter W. Marks September 18, 2008

Thank you so much Donna for taking the time to fully explain the technique you used. I am much obliged to you.
Have a great day.
Pete #6471153

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Taken at Pinellas County Heritage Village in Largo, FL. 5 images combined into one in Photomatix Pro. 17-40 lens at 17mm f.8

Uploaded on July 13, 2008 All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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