.:: Kaleidoscopia ::..
The way my work is different from that of other photographers, is that I look at a scene differently.
As I hike through nature and look around for photographic opportunities, I envision how a scene might look when I'm done post-processing.
Where other photographers make a picture pop more and keep it as original or realistic as possible, I actually intend on post-processing, sitting hours on end at the computer in order to make a picture that stands out, pops and tickles the viewer's imagination.
Kaleidoscopia is a good example of a surreal shot that uses the natural light and colors that were present at the shoot, and making local adjustments of what I would like the viewer to really see in the end. Just like the great landscape photographers of the last century did in black and white. Ansel Adams, Edward Weston and Elliot Porter all used special techniques in their day to make an area lighter or darker, adjust the contrast or tone their final images.
Those nitty gritty chemical processes are something we digital photographers can't or won't use. Our tools of the trade are photoshop, photomatix pro, nik software, ptgui, lightroom and autopano giga.
87 Shot HDR panorama at 16mm with the 550D. f/18, ISO100.
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All prints are full color 16-bit images at 320dpi.
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