Daily Archives: September 5, 2012

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  • Lantern Festival Photo, Qilin, posted 2012-09-05

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    Those who have visited the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Lantern Festival this summer or viewed the many photos of the Festival on line may recognize the image above as the mythical Qilin.  According to the Garden’s brochure, “Qilins are rare creatures composed of different animal forms, some real and some mythical.  They look fierce, but they are peaceful creatures that can walk on grass without harming it and can even walk on water.  Qilins are said to appear in areas ruled […]

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  • Lantern Festival Photo, HDR Lotus Pond, posted 2012-09-05

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    I will admit that I have not been a fan of most of the HDR images that I have seen posted on Facebook, Google+, and other places on the web. More often than not HDR was used as a special effect with overly saturated colors, unnatural light, and exaggerated details.  Luckily, I found that there were also photographers, like Rick Sammon (http://www.ricksammon.info/) who use HDR to make images look the way they appeared to our eyes.  I find that HDR images […]

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