We have been posting HDR series of photos of all sorts, from portraits to beautiful landscapes. We love HDR, and we noticed that quite a lot of people share the same feeling. Because of that we have another selection of great HDR photograpy, this time all from a specific city, in this case Berlin. If you have more HDR photos of Berlin, let us know please. Leave a comment with the link to the image.
The first time I saw Ratcliffs work I got amazed about his talent to capture a scene and show it in a surrealist way, an artistic way. At that time I didn't know much about photography or HDR either, but even so, I really liked what I saw. After some research and a photography class I started to admire even more his work and decided to get further information about it to post it here to you. The impressive images from Trey are not only good HDR photography technique but also a natural talent to capture a good scene, in a great angle and with good elements. Check out a HDR tutorial he has published at his site or a great article he wrote here on Abduzeedo: Really Cool Photo Art Tutorial . Also enjoy the reading of his blog since he also has a great humor. I’m best well known for, well, I suppose, this site, StuckInCustoms.com, which gets around 350,000 visits per month including one from my mom. In addition to this, Flickr, and other online communities, my work first became popular after I had the honor of having the first HDR photo ever to hang in the Smithsonian. After that, I was fortunate enough to be represented by Getty, been featured on the BBC and various other shows, and have had numerous showings around the world. Trey Ratcliff Here I will show some images that I really like, but I really recommend you to check out http://www.stuckincustoms.com/ to pick your favorites...
For all the HDR lovers here is a great selection of street shots, it's so amazing how HDR brings such a new life to a photo, and here you be able to see the streets from all over the world with HDR eyes. Enjoy!
Hello everyone from Abduzeedo!If you are anything like me, you have this site in your regular reading list for inspiration.I've been so inspired by so many things here, that I thought it would be good to share a few things back with the world.I talked to the very nice Fabio here at Abduzeedo, and he thought a light version of my photo art tutorial would be fun for a guest post. Trey Ratcliff - www.stuckincustoms.com So, this is really a short version of the big tutorial here on my blog, which you may or may not enjoy if you had any inkling of linking. You should note that this is not really JUST an HDR tutorial.The process begins with that, but ends with significant steps thereafter.If you have seen HDR photographs, then you probably have noticed how many of them are kinda rough on the eyes.I've evolved (and continue to) a new technique to bring these full circle back into something that "feels" more right to me. What is HDR? HDR is short for High Dynamic Range. It is a software technique 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.Most of the images in "Your Top 100 Favorites" are HDR, so you can take a look there if you want to see more examples than in this tutorial. I will post a few interesting HDR photographs that I have taken that people seem to like.This one immediately beneath has the honor of being the first HDR photo every to hang in the Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC. I think this goes to show how mainstream and accepted HDR can be, if the technique is properly applied. I'm a huge defender and believer of utilizing HDR as a technique for processing photos because I think it helps to evoke my actual memory of the scene.It's just another tool that digital photographers can utilize depending on the situation.As opposed to the camera shutter and aperture, the human eye actually scans the scene at a very high rate of speed, constantly adjusting the pupil diameter to adjust the light and color levels.The brain builds a quilt-like image that is comprised of millions of little bits, combined with neuron-connected memories of colors of objects.For example, when you look at a sunset, you can see all the colors of the clouds and sky, but you can also see all the colors of the trees and rocks in the foreground. This is why, many times, people get home after a vacation and sigh at their pictures and tell their friends, "Well, it was much better when you were there."With this technique and a bit of practice, no one will ever have to say such a sad thing again. Step 1: Get your tools on What apps do you need?I have the three core essentials here: Photoshop, Photomatix, and Lightroom. All of these are available for the PC and the Mac.Note, of course, that Lightroom can be swapped out with Aperture or Bridge if you wish... One new program to you might be Photomatix, which is quite inexpensive with my coupon code of "StuckInCustoms".You can purchase it for download here.I've been using it for years, and I sent so many people to their site that they gave me a discount code to increase sales!There are many programs I have tried for this technique, and Photomatix is still the best. Step 2: Get some equipment on the sly so your spouse does not ask too many questions I have a full "My Equipment" page here, which is much more organized than the following Hawthornesque ramble. What kind of equipment do you need?All you really need is a camera that has autobracketing.Autobracketing is the ability for your camera to take at least 3 pictures right after one another, each at different shutter speeds.If you are hunting around the menus on your camera now, just look for the words Autobracketing and perhaps some numbers like -2, 0, +2.If you have a DSLR camera, then you probably have this ability.I notice that some of the high-end consumer compact cameras have these as well. Recommended Low End Camera: Nikon D40 with 18-55mm Lens Note:I don't recommend this entry level camera because it does not do autobracketing.It DOES take shots in RAW format, and you can use that for making HDRs (later in the tutorial), but I believe it is better to have a camera that does have autobracketing built in. Recommended Mid Range Camera: D80 with 18-55mm VR Lens This is a great camera.It will treat you well and it will last you a lifetime of great shots. Recommended High End Camera: Nikon D3 This camera is the ultimate.I can say no more. As for me, I have a Nikon D2X, but I am expecting to get the Nikon D3X any day now.Then, my life will be complete, truly.Well, except for a few minor things that would help take the edge off... Step 3 - Look at the world in HDR It is key to choose good HDR candidates.What I look for are extreme levels in light in a given scene.Below is a selection of five photos that I shot in New York at Times Square.This is one of the pictures that Getty is currently representing, so I think it is a good example of how to take something mundane and turn it into something beautiful that can be mass market and selected by major agencies. And here is another photographic-philosophical moment.Everyone shoots Times Square in New York.Everyone.Professionals, tourists, teenagers with grainy cell phone cameras, etc. Think about it and name your worldwide location:Paris, New York, Shanghai - these places are filled with thousands of photographers, many of them very very good, with incredible equipment and great training.YET, it is still quite difficult to get an "original" shot.You end up with just about the same shot that everyone or anyone else can get.So this New York picture is a good example.If you look at this one below, you will see it is a "decent" and "serviceable" shot.However, look at the final version right below that, and you can see how much more interesting and engaging it is. The BEFORE shot, selected in Lightroom. The AFTER shot, after running it through Photomatix and Photoshop: Step 4 - Take your autobracketed pictures and prepare for the HDR Set up your camera in Aperture Priority mode.Turn on Autobracketing.If you have 3 pics in the autobracket, set it up at -2, 0, +2.On my Nikon D2x, I usually take 5 pics at -2, -1, 0, 1, +2.I usually do 5 pictures in extreme light or extreme dark.The rest of the time, three pictures seems to be okay. Below, you can see that I have selected 5 pictures from Times Square.You can also easily see that they are all taken at different shutter speeds.By the way, you can click on any picture to go its Flickr page, where you can then click on ALL SIZES then ORIGINAL at the top if you want to zoom in all the way. Step 5 - Photomatix Now it is time to fire up Photomatix and get crunk in the HDR house.Okay that was stupid. Photomatix will take your 3+ shots and convert them into an HDR image.You can then tonemap the image and save it as a JPEG.I'll take you through this process. The easiest way to use Photomatix (more in the longer tutorial) is to just go to the menu and click GENERATE. Choose the images you like then click OK.You will then see a second dialog.I have selected the most common choices that I make.That "Ghosting" area never seems to work so well for me, so I don't check it.I have a better method for ghosting that I will show you later. Click OK again and now your computer will churn like a farm of computers generating a single frame from a Pixar movie. You will soon see a strange looking image on the screen.You are not done yet - not even close. That is an HDR image and you can't really do anything with it until it is tonemapped.So, go up to HDR in the menu and select Tone Mapping.Now you will get a nice little dialog with all these fun gizmos and Willy Wonka-like controls. Every picture is different.There is no "right way" to set these sliders.There is certainly a "wrong" way to do it, though.I am sure you have seen lots of crappy HDR images.Below, I paste an example of how you can really make your image look too funkadelic.Funkadelic is cool if that is what you want or you have a lot of druggie friends that like laser light shows and your mind-bending HDRs, but most people don't like them.Actually, please don't look at my old work.It's a little over-the-top too... I cringe when I think about it.Just look at the newer stuff.Thank you kindly. Above, you can see the options I selected.It's way overdone.Below, you can see better selections.Here are a few things I do... although none of these are cast in stone.I like to crank up the White Point and Black Point bars to give it some punch and contrast.I also like to slide the Luminosity bar over to the right as far as I can before it looks too flat.The further right the Lum bar is, the less halo effect you get as well.If you don't know what the "Halo" effect is, you will soon enough - especially with daytime shots.Another way to combat that is with the next few steps I go through below. Once you have set everything up with the sliders, click PROCESS.Save the resulting image as a .jpg and then prepare to bring it into Photoshop. Step 6 - Photoshop fun As you might have seen, Photomatix is great, but it probably messed up parts of the image that you now need to repair. This, briefly, is what we are gonna do. a)import 3 images to make 3 layers - the .jpg HDR you just made, the original RAW, and the darkest RAW. b) repair the blown-out areas with the correct areas from the dark layer and c) repair the ghosty cars and people with the real cars and real people from the first RAW file. Below, you can see I am importing one of the original 5 pictures. Okay, in this next screenshot, if you look over on the layers, you will see there are 3 of them.TOP LAYER - the cool HDR we just made in Photomatix.MIDDLE LAYER - the DARKEST of the 5 original images.BOTTOM LAYER - the MIDDLE exposure of the original 5. The current layer showing is the 2nd layer.You can see why I chose this one - all of the lighted ads are very sharp and readable, whereas in all the other shots, including the HDR version, they are all jumbled and unreadable. As you can also see, I have the AUTO ALIGN layers dialog up.I am using that to make sure all 3 layers line up correctly.This is a CS3 option.If you have CS2, you will have to do it yourself. Also, I am going to throw something at you here called MASKING.This is a really valuable thing to know when cleaning up HDRs.Essentially, what you are doing is taking the TOP LAYER - the HDR layer, and then "punching through" to see the layers beneath.If you look closely at the layers on the right in the screenshot below, you can see that I have created a LAYER MASK for the TOP LAYER.If you see those little black and grey marks there, that is where I have painted black to see the MIDDLE LAYER beneath.I used a paint brush, adjusted the opacity to about 30%, and kept painting until enough of the middle layer shined through. Now, I combine those two layers into a single layer.We now have two layers.TOP LAYER - the HDR with the fixed ads and blown out areas.BOTTOM LAYER - the original RAW photo with the nice streaking yellow taxis and busses.We need to fix the HDR image on top because, if you look closely, there is lots of ripping and ghosting that looks unnatural.We create another LAYER MASK, then use the 30% brush to paint through to the bottom layer.As you can see from the extreme black in many areas, I painted over many many times until I was effectively at 100% brush, but you don't want to start with that because sometimes the transition between the HDR and the original RAW can be too extreme. Now, there is just some general cleanup left.I used the blur tool on the sky since there was some noise there, cropped the entire image better, and then pulled up the "LEVELS" dialog to adjust the overall brightness and contrast.I think HDRs look best when there are dark blacks somewhere in the image.Sometimes HDRs don't have a single black dot anywhere in them, and they can look a little fake.I like to take the viewer's eye on a little visual tour-de-force! Below, we can see the final image once again!All the hard work has paid off!Behold! There are a few other techniques on the longer version of this tutorial for different conditions.One common question is how to do this with just one RAW photo.That is easy and can be done with Photomatix as well. Over the next month, I will be updating the tutorial for 2009, and I will continue to update it and evolve it with newer, better techniques as I figure them out every few months or so.I hope this has been useful to you!I will close with a few of the most recent shots I have processed in the last month or so...and remember, you can do this stuff too!It just takes a lot of practice and failure.Remember what Winston Churchill said:"Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm."
2008 was a great year for HDR. Hundreds of blogs were posting about the new and awesome way of photographing. So did abduzeedo, we wrote lots of articles which were visited more than 2 million times. Enjoy our list of the most beautiful and most interesting HDR Images of this year. In this year the HDR-photomapping became really huge. Why? Because its very easy to create and very powerfull. The images look incredible proffesional. For those who don't know what HDR is, I try to explain: What is HDR? HDR is the short form of High Dynamic Range, a technic that allows a greater dynamic range of luminances between light and dark areas of an image, like on the example: Usually you take 3 shots of the same subject with different exposures. The image in the middle is presented as the normal image. The image on the left has a lower exposure value what makes it more darker and shows very light details like clouds. The image on the right has a higher exposure value than the original to point out details of darker areas. What now happens, is that all of the three shots are going to be merged together in one singel image. There are several great tutorials on the web, also on Abduzeedo, with detailed explanations. For example: How to create HDR Photos I know that you guys have made hundreds of good HDR's. So just leave a comment with a list of YOUR favourite images and post it. Here is a "Best Of"-Compilation of the most beautiful High Dynamic Range Images of the year 2008. Enjoy.
We have accepted some tutorials from readers and we think it's really good to open the blog, so anyone can share their skills with the community. Because of that and this tutorial is part of our Reader Tutorial series. If you have or want to write a tutorial and publish it here on Abduzeedo, just send it via email to us. This will teach you how to give a kinda of hdr desaturated look to your photos, it's really simple and easy, it only takes 5 minutes and will give a totally different look to your photo, so try it out. This is something you can try on your photos to see if the result is positive, it's quick and give an extra style to your work if you like. To begin with I got a photo from sxc stock Now our first step is to duplicate the background layer twice, so we will have 3 layers with the same image. On the top layer (background copy 2) I will apply Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur just enough to get the image a little blur, in this case I used the Radius 3.0 Now I will change the layer mode to Soft Light, this is what I got so far. I'm done with this layer, lets work on the middle layer (background copy). First we are going to Image > Adjustments > Desaturated that will take most of the color away now this is very important, a lot of times when you do that, the image comes out too dark, so to solve that problem we are going to Image > Adjustments > Shadow/Highlight ( amount of shadow 50% | highlight 0% ) as you see, the image is not that dark anymore. To give some of the color back to the image I will set the layer fill to 70%, and after that I got to the point I want to so I will Layer > Flatten Image. Now that I only have one layer again, I will duplicate this layer, and on the top layer I will apply Image > Adjustment > Threshold that is not a exactly number to apply, this will vary depending on your image, try to get to a point that you have good lines and details, as you see here: Here is the tricky part that will give a twist on the final look, go to Image > Adjustments > Invert , that will invert the colors that you have, after that just go Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur ( or just Ctrf + F ) and apply the same amount of blur you did last time. Change the layer mode to Soft Light, and you will see part of the result already there. Now a very important part to give the final touch to your image, go to Image > Adjustment > Brightness/Contrast and set the Brightness to +25 and the Contrast to -50 ( you can play around with this to get a better result for your image) And here is the final result: The most important thing is to understand what you doing so you can adapt the steps to the photo that you working with to get a better result. Hope everybody liked it, and if you try please post your results, and make sure you leave your comments.
Who doesn't love to see some HDR photos, this effect that brings such a new life into a photo, continuing with this beautiful series I bring another set of great HDR photos to satisfy your needs of inspiration.
After a long winter the spring has arrived, and that means that summer is just around the corner. At least for us down here in the southern hemisphere. To celebrate that, and to follow up on our series of HDR Photos posts we selected some stunning HDR photos of beaches and waves. Enjoy ;) The next two photos are not HDR but they are simply amazing.
We've shown you great HDR pictures and tutorials how to create your own. But this is the first time that we show you a full HDR movie. Chad Richard recorded the sunrise from the Twin Peaks in San Francisco. He is just one of a dozen Photographer in the world, that deals with this effect. This was an HDR time-lapse from Twin Peaks. It was a glorious moment because mother nature was behaving, unlike the last 2 early morning efforts where I was too fogged in. I was also shooting with my new Nikon D700 and a new 14-24mm ultrawide which is just a great combo since the D700 is a full frame camera! Music is RJD2's remix of Astrud Gilberto's, Gentle Rain. Two minute documentary about how to achieve this effect on ABC News. And a tutorial written by the photographer. Twin Peaks San Francisco Sunrise from Chad Richard on Vimeo. OTHER HDR TIME LAPSE VIDEOS BY CHAD RICHARD Cannon Beach Oregon from Chad Richard on Vimeo. Utah & Arizona Compilation from Chad Richard on Vimeo. Two minute documentary about how to achieve this effect on ABC News. And a tutorial written by the photographer.
Today we've got an awesome article about HDR and its applications. Andrea Pelizzardi, an italian designer, sent us an absolutily awesome tutorial on how to do 2 HDR effects... After checking this out, don't forget to visit his site! Cheers! ;) When someone says to you: "HDR", what do you think about? A big, weird, impossible picure you can't believe... no? Well, a lot of people think that HDR was created to have a weird effect like the posters of Harry Potter, but this is NOT the purpose of it. The High Dynamic Range is a technique that merges 3 photos (usually, but you can merge 20 photos also) and have the possibility to get every detail and every right lights from 'em, without having parts overexposed or underexposed. In fact, a HDR is just like a RAW file. You have a 32bit image, so you can work with higher ranges, expose the photo again, work on it without destroying any details, etc. Surfing on Flickr or checking several photos, you can find these two kinds of HDR. The greatest part of 'em is formed by the usual "Harry Potter" HDR, like these: Yeah, they're are very cool, wonderful and spectacular, but why did the photographer use the technique this way? To impress people? Because he loves it? It's a hard question... But I say that HDR was not created to do this, for another kind of work, like these: I know that do the actual HDR technique is harder than get the "Harry Potter" one. Now, I want to try these two methods using the same 3 photos. STEP 1 - (for both the methods) Open the 3 photos in Photoshop CS3 (best software to do this work). Go to File -> Automate -> Merge To HDR. Now click in "Add Open Files" and select "Attempt to Automatically Align Source Images" ONLY IF if you took the photos without a tripod or something to stable it. Then click OK. Wait a few seconds, then click Ok again. Now you have a 32bit HDR file. Go to Image -> Mode -> 16bit. Now you have the settings window for the 32 to 16 HDR conversion. Select "Local Adaptation" from the pop-up menu, then click "Toning curve and histogram". STEP 2.A - 'Harry Potter' Effect Now go to -> Image -> Adjustament -> Shadows/Highlights. Set these values. Now go to -> Image -> Adjustament -> Bightness/contrast and set these values. Go again to Image -> Mode -> 8 bit (if you want to export a JPEG file). Save and export. STEP 2.B - 'HDR was born to do this' Effect Set these values. Now go to -> Image -> Adjustment -> Shadows/Highlights. Set these values. Go again to Image -> Mode -> 8bit (if you want to export a JPEG File). Save and export. Download the sample picture Click here to download the sample picture
I'm far from a professional photographer, I'm more of an enthusiast and I love to play around with my Canon G9. It's not an SLR camera but it works really fine for my skills and, also, it does RAW; everything I need for my addiction to HDR. I still have a lot to learn but I thought it would be nice to share some of my experiments. For this short tutorial I will use Photomatix but you can use whatever software you like. The RAW file used will be available and I think it would be great if more readers shared their results here. To do that just leave a comment with the final image and a comment explaining how you did it. Winners of the Essential HDR giveaway Crazyhunk Yann Step 1 I'm not an expert and I'm always searching for the best ways to improve my photo and HDR skills. I have to thank Cameron for the tips, he's really good and has helped me a lot. As I had only one RAW file, I created 3 different images with different exposures: -3, 0,+3. You can do that in Photoshop, or any other tool. Save all the images in TIFF. Step 2 Now in Photomatix, go to Process>Generate HDR. Select the 3 images and press OK. Step 3 Change the Specify E.V spacing to 3 and press OK. Another dialog box will open, just press OK again. It asks you if you want Photomatix to align the images and other options, but as we are working with 3 different files from the same image that wont be a problem. Step 4 When the HDR viewer opens just press Tone Mapping. To be honest I don't know what this part means, if anybody knows please leave a comment. Step 5 Here is when the problems begin, the Tone Mapping. Actually in this part is where you adjust the settings to create the HDR. Below I list my adjustments. Conclusion After 30 minutes playing with the values I got a nice result. Maybe you can get a much better than mine, if so, share with us the values you use and the final image in a comment. Download Files Download some RAW files for this tutorial.
The program formerly known as "Project Wukong" has been released a few days ago as Essential HDR. I've no idea why they would drop an awesome code name like Wukong, maybe the guys from Imaging Luminary aren't real Ninjas after all... But they are certainly nice people: You can download the demo version for free (called community version), which is essentially a demo with a bottom frame watermark and 1 megapixel size restriction. Even better, the first 1000 copies are on sale for 30% off ($48.99 instead of $69.99). Essential HDR is an HDR generator and tonemapper. It has a global and a local tonemapping operator. The local TMO (Detail Revealer) is the big selling point. According to the developers it is a new algorithm that produces less artifacts (halos, over-saturation) and runs at a decent speed (multicore support). I can wholeheartedly agree: this is indeed a very powerful tonemapper. Without much fuzz I got a very natural images, the preview is pretty accurate, and it is super-easy to use. For control freaks there might be too few sliders, but I find it very intuitive. Update: Due to a bad misunderstanding, I've used Christian Bloch's review on Essential HDR. I did actually use the software, and I did enjoy it. These are my comparisons. Side-by-side comparison. The overall interface is kept simple and it blends right in with other Windows Vista applications. There is no Mac version, but it runs fine on Boot Camp or VMWare Fusion. My test image #1. My test image #2. My test image #3. We have 2 copies to give away, so just leave a comment and we will announce the winner next week.
Abduzeedo has became a reference in the Internet when the subject is HDR posts. It's a huge pleasure for us to find those cool pictures and post it here for you. But now, George Wilson, a student from the UK, has written us an email, telling his experiences with HDR. Really cool! Here it is: A little comparison between hdr and non-hdr. "I am a student living in the UK with a Canon 400d with a hobby for photography. Whenever I have free time (rarely!), I try to use my camera. I have only been using a DSLR for a short while, but I have learned so much about photography since. Where do I get my inspiration? I first saw HDR photos in photography magazines and saw the dramatic effects that the process has on photos. I started using Flickr as a portfolio but I was soon hooked on the community! From Flickr I have learned so much and it really inspired me to take more photos. Flickr was another place where I found HDR; I found all the different styles of HDR. I was mainly inspired by the works of Stuck in Customs (Trey Radcliffe) and followed his tutorial about how to start with HDR. I have since then found many HDR photographers which inspire me in different ways. Most people (non-photographers) who see them say things like “But that’s not real. That’s not photography!” But I think this is one of the reasons digital photography has its advantages. It opens up whole new dimensions in imagery, and this is one of them. I think HDR is just a new medium for digital photography, a new style. How do I do them? Most times I use my camera; I shoot in RAW mode, unless I am saving memory. This means that when I look back through the photos after loading them onto my computer, I might spot a photo and think to myself: that might make a good HDR! I then load the RAW file into photomatix and play with the tone mapping until I find a result which suits the photo. Many of my HDRs, especially the early ones, made when I was less experienced with photomatix tend to be very different from one another, because I was changing the settings each time. After processing them in photomatix, I always transfer them to Photoshop for touching up, balancing colours, cloning out unwanted features etc. I then of course upload them to Flickr! I rarely go out with my camera just to take some HDRs, it is usually just an effect I consider afterwards when looking through the set of shots. I prefer photomatix because I like the setting “light smoothing”. Although I am rather against the extremely tone mapped photos, with virtually no light smoothing, sometimes it can be used as a cool effect! An example of an HDR with little light smoothing Some of my favourite HDRs that I have taken were in Iceland recently. When testing out an HDR on a RAW file of one of the waterfalls, I found some great settings which I used for all the Iceland shots:
Summertime is long gone here in Brazil, and most of us are sick by this time of the year. It's a hard life living in south Brazil, where beaches are terrible. So I was just taking a look at some beach pictures, to remind me that in about 5 months it will be summer once more. :) So I ran into these cool HDR pictures... they remind a lot of how good summer is. Oh boy. I'm feeling sad right now. =p
I was looking around for some new HDR pictures and found this great one from a car race. That's whenIi decided to make a third part of our series Beautiful HDR Pictures". Hope this will never end. I highly recommend you to visit their profiles for more information and stunning photos, also if you have any HDR photo that you think deserves to be featured, send us an email with the photo. Mark Verlijsdonk David Kippen exxx2005 alex12m Reid Hannan Anthony Wong Shahran Ali /> Wojciech width="500" /> HammerSection Stuckincustoms
Ok, you guys have already noticed that we're totally in love with HDR. And that little group among you who doesn't like, we are trying our best to make you love it! Today's series: Night scenes! We understand how critic some people can get when it comes to HDR... some will say it's not photography, some will say it's too surreal, but nonetheless, it's ART. Here's is a little selection I've made of outstading HDR night pictures. I hope you all like it.
It has become apparent that Fabio and I have caught the photography bug. So much so that we both bought brand new cameras. Fabio ordered the Canon Powershot G9 while I ordered the Nikon D300. Both of our cameras arrived last Friday, giving us the weekend to get our first impressions and grab a couple shots. WARNING: we suck So without further ado: Fabio's pic and here is mine You can find more of my pics here: http://gallery.mac.com/cameronrad22#100021 And Fabio's http://www.flickr.com/photos/azeected/ Edit: Thank you Marcello for pointing out my grammatical error. :)