Against my better judgement, I brought my camera on the CHS Ski Club trip to Schweitzer Mountain. I remember when I was at the farmers market one time and there was this beautiful framed photo of Lake Pend Oreille taken from Schweitzer Mountain during the winter. I told myself that I had to take photos from Schweitzer once I finally find my way there. I obviously took photos with HDR in mind.
I was rather limited on options because of the enormous amount of fog and where I could go on the mountain. However, I still got rather appealing shots.
For these two, I was kind of disappointed because of, and I expected this, the ghosting due to the lifts. The HDR effect is very minimal, and the slow sign distracts from the true focus I had intended. I honestly didn’t like either of them enough to edit out the little dust specs on the camera lens (or is it lense?), but now, as I write this, I actually like them both quite a bit.
This one is significantly better. I used one less image to make it, and it has more details on the mountains on the lake.
I think this one is really cool. The fact is, the HDR effect is subtle in this one. It looks fairly natural. It looks natural. It looks like what I saw. The majority of the photo is taken up by fog, and I think it really gives a great contrast with the lake and all its beauty. I like how the trees in the foreground have a significant amount more detail than originally. They stand out more. This is probably the most obviously HDR-ish part of the photo. I can’t stop looking at it and feeling a sense of bliss.
I was trying to use the fake infrared effect from the last on the photo above and encountered what I thought was a lot of noise but was actually grain according to this. I only learned this after everything was said and done.
Hindsight is 20/20. Or at least 20/40. Good thing I didn’t have to say that about bringing my camera ’cause nothing bad happened. Yay.