The festival was superb, I can’t remember the last time I had such a good time!
Everyone was so warm, friendly and cheerful and spirits were running very high.
The general idea of the festival is to get dressed up as ghosts, and then get extremely drunk. Nice drunk though!
The Fuji S3 generates some great HDR photos from it’s RAW files, what I shame I can only get around 70 RAW files on one 2GB memory card!
Perhaps I’m getting carried away with the effect, but I like it and it’s fun. I’m sure I’ll calm down and produce nice respectable realistic photos again soon so I don’t offend people’s sensibilities.
Some tips about HDR I’m picking up…
it’s handy to keep the original photo on the bottom layer in Photoshop so you can tone down the HDR effect. Obviously I haven’t done that here! But I can see a place for this being done in a subtle way on many future photos.
As my camera (Fuji S3) has a wider dynamic range than other cameras, it’s possible to turn a JPEG capture into HDR. I NeatImage the photo first if it needs it, convert it into 16-bit and save it as a TIFF which can then be opened in Photomatix Pro for the HDR treatment. Nice!