More fun with HDR

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Real Estate Agent with Saint Paul Home Realty

HDR is a photo processing Technique, also called HDRI, for High dynamic range imagining.  Three or more photos, each with a different exposure value, are combined into one photo.  The process brings out details that don't show up in a single photo. I use photomatix to process the photos.  All of the photos were taken with a camera.

Como Park Coservatory in St. Paul

Cafesjian’s Carousel, at Como Park in St. Paul

The officers quarters at Fort Snelling in St. Paul

The Minneapolis central Library in Minneapolis, MN taken from the second floor, using my trusty wide angle lens, the kind that every Realtor who takes interior property photos should have.

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Rainmaker
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Robert Hammerstein
Keller Williams Valley Realty - Hillsdale, NJ
Bergen County NJ Real Estate

Teresa -

Very Cool shots! I love this. I am going there now to check this out. Outstanding work. All the best.Bob H 

Feb 05, 2009 08:47 AM #8
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Craig W. Barrett
RE/MAX 100 - Hughesville, MD
Hughesville MD Real Estate

I love, love, love your photography.

Feb 05, 2009 08:54 AM #9
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Missy Caulk
Missy Caulk TEAM - Ann Arbor, MI
Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate

Amazing what you can do with the app. Honestly they could be packaged and sold as art. Now, back to folding those towels.

Feb 05, 2009 08:58 AM #10
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Terrie Leighton
Ferrari-Lund ~ Reno's Premier Real Estate Company - Reno, NV
Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno

I love when I see you have a new post up ~ Your photos are so amazing! What a talent you have....it is not just your camera!

Feb 05, 2009 09:06 AM #11
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Bill Gillhespy
16 Sunview Blvd - Fort Myers Beach, FL
Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos

Morning Teresa,  How cool to see your post !  I lust bought a Nikon D80 and am excited about the upgrade from my point & shoot !  Took a few practise shots and can't believe the amazing results.  I will be downloading the software.  Anxious to get into this !

Feb 05, 2009 09:20 AM #12
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Teresa~

Those are simply incedible photos the effects on Fort Snelling are beautiful!

Mott Marvin Kornicki // Real Estate In Miami // Associate | Broker • 30 Years

Aventura // The Waterways // Bal Harbour // Sunny Isles Beach • Florida

Feb 05, 2009 02:07 PM #13
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Susie Blackmon
Ocala, FL
Ocala, Horses, Western Wear, Horse Farms, Marketing

I love coming to see your photos more than reading the RE stuff! It's great seeing what you are doing with the HDR imaging.

Feb 05, 2009 07:49 PM #14
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Eileen Begley
Coldwell Banker, DelMonte - Carmel, CA
Monterey Real Estate

Hi Theresa; Thanks for the inspiration. I keep meaning to try it but keep forgetting and putting it off!

Feb 07, 2009 11:53 AM #15
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Cheryl Johnson
Cheryl Johnson, Bob Taylor Properties, Inc., Los Angeles, CA - Highland Park, CA

By the way, there's a new HDR Group on Flickr

http://www.flickr.com/groups/hdr/

Feb 10, 2009 06:12 AM #16
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Teresa Boardman
Saint Paul Home Realty - Saint Paul, MN

Oh Cheryl you are killing me. I belong to so many groups. Love the one about empty chairs. :) I guess it wouldn't kill me to join an HDR group.

Feb 10, 2009 06:23 AM #17
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Doreen McPherson
Homesmart ~ Scottsdale ~ Tempe - Tempe, AZ
Phoenix Arizona Real Estate ~

Like the officers quarters at Ft. Snelling best.  They are all very nice.  At first glance the people at the conservatory look strange, then I realize they look more real. 

Feb 10, 2009 09:44 PM #18
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Bob Carney
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. - Mc Henry, MD
Licensed MD/PA Real Estate Agent

ooooohh  Ahhhhhh

Feb 12, 2009 06:16 AM #19
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Andrew Mayon
Triad Real Estate Photography - Greensboro, NC

Was the conservatory a single image RAW in order to eliminate the ghosting of the people moving, or did they all stay still for your shoot? =P

Feb 12, 2009 08:59 PM #20
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Matt Stigliano
Kimberly Howell Properties (210) 646-HOME - San Antonio, TX

Teresa - That first one looks like a painting of someone's concept of what life in the future would be like.  I really need to research this, because the photos you show here are amazing.

Feb 16, 2009 09:28 AM #21
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Teresa Boardman
Saint Paul Home Realty - Saint Paul, MN

Matt - some people don't like the extereme stuff. Any of these can be tones down by removing some of the color. Easy to do so that they look more like photos.

Feb 16, 2009 09:32 AM #22
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Janie Coffey
One Sotheby's International Realty - Coral Gables, FL
GRI - Miami Real Estate

Teresa, those photos are absolutely STUNNING!!  I can't wait to try out photomatrix, after my replace my poor Kodak V705 which is dying a slow and painful death!

Feb 24, 2009 05:26 AM #23
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Kevin Vitali
EXIT Realty- Massachusetts Short Sales & Residential Sales - Tewksbury, MA
Helping Massachusetts Home Buyers and Home Sellers

I have not had the greatest luck with hdr... I find the pictures to be muddy, but I also dont understand all of the controls.  Any tips?

Feb 26, 2009 11:34 AM #24
Rainmaker
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Castellum Realty Lancaster real estate
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nevermind the question is answered. Nice to know you aren't the only one. We haven't uploaded any of ours on this network yet but we may as you seem to be getting some interest from it. I'm guessing you're using photomatix with photoshop. How long you been doing hdr for teresa.

Mar 07, 2009 07:55 PM #25
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Teresa, are you sure you are a Realtor and not a professional photographer???  Your photos are beautiful!  I'm glad not all Realtors have the photography skills like you do, otherwise I would be out of a job ;)

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May 13, 2009 06:49 PM #26
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Teresa Boardman
Saint Paul Home Realty - Saint Paul, MN

Yes I am a realtor and thank you I needed that today. :)

May 13, 2009 06:55 PM #27
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