HDR images/photos From JAPAN

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In image processing, computer graphics, and photography, high-dynamic-range imaging (HDRI or just HDR) is a set of techniques that allow a greater dynamic range of luminance between the lightest and darkest areas of an image than current standard digital imaging techniques or photographic methods. This wide dynamic range allows HDR images to more accurately represent the range of intensity levels found in real scenes, ranging from direct sunlight to faint starlight.[1]

The two main sources of HDR imagery are computer renderings and merging of multiple photographs, the latter of which in turn are individually referred to as low-dynamic-range (LDR)[2] or standard-dynamic-range (SDR)[3] photographs.

Tone-mapping techniques, which reduce overall contrast to facilitate display of HDR images on devices with lower dynamic range, can be applied to produce images with preserved or exaggerated local contrast for artistic effect.

Cloudy day in Gotokuji

Cloudy day in Gotokuji

cranes. minato-mirai

cranes. minato-mirai

Happy new year! (late?)
Under the main gate of Zojo-ji temple
Under the main gate of Zojo-ji temple
Restaurant boats at Odaiba - Tokyo bay

Restaurant boats at Odaiba – Tokyo bay

Ginza in old fashioned tints
Ginza in old fashioned tints
Ginza in full colour
Ginza in full colour
Tokyo Tower
Tokyo Tower
Staring into the sun
Staring into the sun
Cranes at Tokyo bay
Cranes at Tokyo bay
Cranes at Tokyo bay
Cranes at Tokyo bay
Christmas decorations at Lala Port (Toyosu, Tokyo bay)
Christmas decorations at Lala Port
Ichigaya sunset
Ichigaya sunset
On The Roof (Ebisu, Tokyo)
White Crown, Shibaura, Tokyo
White Crown, Shibaura, Tokyo

Japanese White-Eye Hiding in Sakura
David A. LaSpina,
If you think this dragon looks more Chi­nese than Japan­ese, you’d be right. I’m not sure if it’s the art style or the color, but some­thing about it says China. This is actu­ally the sign to a chi­nese restaurant.

For those not famil­iar with the East, that is indeed a dragon. Drag­ons in Chinese/Japanese myth more resem­ble giant snakes than dinosaurs as they do in Euro­pean myth. They also tend to be nicer.

David A. LaSpina,

http://japandave.com/2010/07/hungry-dragon/

The title for this shot comes from The Wheel of Time. Look­ing at the photo, for some rea­son I’m reminded of a line from the sec­ond book: The Way out will come but once. Be steadfast.

If Shinto is to be believed, the shrine grounds where I took this photo may well be in a place of “over­lap” with another real­ity, where our world and the kami (kah-me / gods or spir­its) world meets. I say when enter­ing another world, it’s a good idea to remem­ber where the exits are.

Another older image below taken from the oppo­site view­point, this time look­ing into the shrine.

 

Textured Fall Landscape at the Oto River



Leaves Resting on Steps


Source:http://lyn2011sblogamateurdigitalphotog.blogspot.com

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