Extreme Differently.

A collection of weirdo images from my super fun weekend catching up with old[ish] friends. I mean, my friends aren’t old[ish]. But it’s been 10 years since the summer of 2004, when we were all studio assistants together at Peter’s Valley. Which ended up being one of the best summers of my life. All because of the wonderful people I spent it with.

Okay, maybe at this point we are getting old[ish].

I took the pictures with the Pro HDR app. Just in case you are interested. And no, this is NOT the intended purpose. It’s meant to capture images that would require two (extreme differently) camera settings. So, for instance, if you want to take a picture of a sunset, but depending on your shutter speed and aperture, either the foreground is very underexposed or the sky is very overexposed, because one is so much more luminous than the other. This app takes two pictures, at different exposures and combines them. Like this:

Shannon in Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite in 2012
Yosemite 2012
Catskills 2014

At least, that’s how I explain it. I don’t know tooooo much about photography. If you want to read a bunch of technical jargon about this technique, Wikipedia.

Obviously, to use it “correctly”, you must take a picture of something stationary, like a landscape. When you take a picture of something that is moving, weird things happen.

In this instance, we’re the weird things.

(Side note: Technically, the regular old camera app that comes with iPhone 5 has an “HDR” feature as well, but as far as I can tell, it sucks.)



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