On Saturday, Jeff and I were painting our daughter’s bedroom a lovely shade of purple. We were listening to Leo Leporte, the Tech Guy, on the radio while painting. (I promise to post before and after pictures in August of Natalie’s bedroom makeover.)
Leo was interviewing a guy named Trey Ratcliff who has the #1 travel photography blog. Trey uses a unique photography process called HDR (High Dynamic Range). He travels all over the world, taking incredible photos.
We were so intrigued by the interview, that Jeff ran downstairs and pulled up Trey’s blog www.stuckincustoms.com on our Mac. I thought Jeff was just trying to get out of painting, but he came back upstairs and had me look at Trey’s pictures. They are AMAZING! And, interestingly he had posted a number of photos from Italy.
HDR is short for High Dynamic Range. It is a post-processing of taking either one image or a series of images, combining them, and adjusting the contrast ratios to do things that are virtually impossible with a single aperture and shutter speed. I really don’t have a clue on how this is done, as I am still trying to figure out iPhoto (and forget trying to use PhotoShop)!
But, for any of you that appreciate photography, Trey’s website is something you surely need to take time to review. His work is absolutely amazing. He was the first to hang an HDR photo in the Smithsonian. And, he has work in the Getty. I’m a fan.