The Lonely but Beautiful Path

The HDR Tutorial, Still Going Strong

I think it’s been over three years since I first posted the HDR Tutorial here on this site!  By the way, if you are new to the site, then what you are mostly seeing here is HDR Photography.

I go in and update the tutorial every three months or so, as I discover new techniques and further refine the process. We have SO many comments on there (especially on page 3 of the tutorial!) — I am not able to answer them all. But I am happy that so many people are learning this fun new sport. As usual, if you have any feedback, please let me know. The reason it is so good now is based on that very feedback, so keep it coming

Daily Photo – The Lonely but Beautiful Path

I have a lot of alone time. When I am out shooting, I am totally in my own world. In fact, I’m even double-in-my-own-world because I have my iPod on and I drift away into pure right-brain mode. It’s quite nice, in a way, because I do achieve a zen-like peace where time does not matter.

I’ve worked with a few photographers that will copy and paste a sky from one photo and put it into another photo. I don’t do that stuff – that is waaaay too much editing for me. All the clouds and colors you see are true and wonderfully there. I even sat with a guy once who would take a perfect moon out of one photo and paste it into another! I simply can’t bring myself to do anything like that… it’s just too over-the-top!

Anyway, I hope you enjoy this new photo from Florida… I’ve got some more beautiful ones coming up in the next week, so stay tuned!

The Lonely but Beautiful Path

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-01-04 17:36:53
  • Camera
  • Camera Make
  • Exposure Time
  • Aperturef/4
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length10mm (15mm in 35mm)
  • Flashflash did not fire
  • Exposure Programaperture priority
  • Exposure Bias

  • what a great shot!I like the unformal shaped clouds. this path gives me a lot to think.

  • Nice waterscape!!!!!

  • A real true beauty Trey! My favorite subject for photography capturing the gorgeous colors of creation and you do that so well. This capture is so individually interpretative and inspirational. Looking forward to more!!

  • Trey,

    This is a beautiful photograph.
    Was this a single exposure HDR to capture the waves, or was it a multi exposure and you kept a single exposure for just the waves ?

    As always, thank you for sharing.


  • casusan

    Beautiful Trey – just the sort of scene we’d all like to come across!

  • Thanks all!

    Deyson – this is a 5-exposure HDR – I picked my favorite waves and masked them in… everything else is ghosted, which doesn’t bother me…

  • This is simply beautiful, Trey. It’s the HDR should look; natural.

  • Hey, Trey,

    what’s up with the fonts? This is really hard to read, I am sorry. And it looks less “clean” and “straight” then before.
    Are you just trying something or are we doomed to get used to it?

    For the red headers it works for legibility. But for the rest…. uhm, no, not so.

    Just a side comment, not wanting to distract from a beautyful picture. Makes me want to see a beach right away!

  • did you changed your font on your blog..or my browser going crazy…as usual well process HDR…beach a place which have lots of things to photograph

  • Excellent shot as always Trey!

    I will have to chime in with the others though that this font just does not work well with your site.

  • Gail

    Beautiful Seascape, Trey!!! Looks so peaceful, thanks for sharing!!

  • Gail

    P.S. I’m on firefox and when I connected to facebook, it didn’t show in the comment section, oh well, that’s ok.

  • Thanks for the feedback – we are still testing the comments here – a few changes

    Gail – I will try too!

    Frauke and HDR – yes – title and body fonts have changed — so the body font is hard to read? I can swap that out if others are having trouble too!

  • Athena

    Please do change the font. Especially hard for those with vision difficulties such as myself.

  • I just tried FB Connect login and this comment is posted through that. I believe its working.

  • testing…. firefox.

  • This is a good one Trey.

  • Wow what a artistic shot and marvelous color combination.
    Thanks for sharing.

  • How do you have time to do all this work? A huge amount of amazing photos.

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