>I’ve been trying out high dynamic range (hdr) photos.

this is where you take 3 (or more) of the same shot (prefereably using a tripod) at different stops and then merge them in photoshop. Supposed to be better in photomatix but I haven’t got that software.

anyway just trying it out – there’s two ways you can go – make it look like a painting which can be very effective or try to make it look realistic which is what I’m doing. It is meant to leave a photo more like what the eye really sees. It is interesting but I like my photo’s in the old fashioned way too.

Put one into a scoring group and it’s going to die because it seems that people either love it or hate it but purist photograhers will probably hate it.

very interesting though

here are a couple – one in colour and one converted to b&w. I like the b&w one best.


imaginatively titled hdr experiment
hdr experiment

update on our lives ——

well the education service are coming round to look at our curriculum for home ed on tuesday. we’re are all still exhausted but having a time of brief relief with only the odd outburst from Laurie when he can’t wear his perfect favourite jumper because all the others itch too much. he refuses to wear short sleeved t-shirts now and I’ve just had to get rid of drawers full of things he can’t wear due to his exagerated sensitivities.

he has a wobbler every time he doesn’t understand anything such as a new word or a concept as he feels it is a major humiliation if he doesn’t already know something.

we tread delicately at the moment, but the home ed is going well

we asked what he wants to learn about and he said: astonomy, macedonian history and the seleucid empire, german, italian and spanish!!! no challenge there then; )


  1. Mommy May 15, 2006 at 1:50 am - Reply

    >sounds like Lola. has an absolute fit when she doesn’t get/understand something.

    She hates math. even though she’s pretty good at it. it’s her weakest subject, doesn’t come quite as easy. and she makes more mistakes, and she doesn’t like admitting mistakes. She likes reading and writing best. things are more abstract.

  2. Kym May 15, 2006 at 1:46 pm - Reply

    >I like your HDR… Put that on my list of things to learn with all the anatomy and Physiology I am working on now. Our bodies have parts I never heard of ;0)
    good luck with the curriculum you have prepared. Looks like everyone will be learning lots of new things. Lauries interests are quite extraordinary. Good on him!

  3. Joker The Lurcher May 15, 2006 at 6:20 pm - Reply

    >so relate to teh clothes thing! we have had so many socks that weren’t right. mind you i have found some very original uses for unwanted socks – keeping computer cable tidy, keeping camera lenses in to name but 2. owen hates hte roughness of new clothes so i usually wash them first but he much prefers the old favourites.

    home skool sounds great – best of luck with it all!

  4. Lou McGill May 15, 2006 at 9:57 pm - Reply

    >so funny – I hate the pain of shopping so use ebay.

    ordere 15 pairs of socks – cheap deal – wont go near them even after washing!!!!!!

    just bought 6 long sleeved tops of ebay (with no pictures or words on!!!!!!!) and about 2 are ok and I’m washing the others like crazy.

    If the sleeves don’t come to exacltly the right place on his arms it a major crisis.

    it can take over half an hour to get ready in a morning – try explaining that to someone who doesn’t understand.

    the psychologist said (what if you just told him to put those clothes on)!!!!

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