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Some HDR Photos

June 12, 2015 By: thenhbushman Category: Photography, Taiwan, Technology

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Photos by MJ Klein

 

“HDR” means “high dynamic range.”  If we were talking about audio, it would mean that there is a wide range between the softest and loudest sounds.  In photography, it means there is a wide range between light and dark.

HDR

Let’s start with this photo.  This looks like an ordinary photo taken inside a car of the Taiwan High Speed Rail.  It looks perfectly exposed with rich colors and nothing too dark or too light.  But notice the window at the far right.  There is detail visible out the window, which would normally be entirely washed out.  This is an example of a HDR photo, where the details are preserved in the highlights plus the shadows.

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Kaohsiung At Night

May 26, 2015 By: thenhbushman Category: Food, local cuisine, Photography, Taiwan

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Photos by MJ Klein, including FOOD PHOTOS!

 

Kaohsiung At Night

This is Kaohsiung at night, from our hotel window.  This article features photos taken over 2 days.  Let’s go for a walk around….

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Fuxing Fun

May 18, 2015 By: thenhbushman Category: Taiwan, Topography

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UPDATE: Snap & Stray’s photos at the end!  Thanks for sending these, Snap!

Fuxing Fun

Joined by fellow bloggers Snap and Stray, we went to Fuxing to the Xiao Wulai Scenic Area 小烏來風景區 to view the waterfalls there.  Seen above is Xiao Wulai 小烏來瀑布 waterfall.

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Phoenix’s New Scooter

May 11, 2015 By: thenhbushman Category: family, Phoenix

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Geotagged Photos by MJ Klein

 

Phoenix is growing up fast!  We got her a little push scooter and she loves it!

Phoenix's New Scooter

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More Camping At Yuchi

May 04, 2015 By: thenhbushman Category: camping, cooking, Dutch oven, family, Food, grill, leisure, Lifestyle, local cuisine, Taiwan

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Photos (most geotagged) by MJ Klein, including FOOD PHOTOS!

 

Yes, we went “camping” again at the same place in Nantou.  I say “camping” because if you’ve read the previous articles, what passes for camping in Taiwan just isn’t quite what we did back in the USA.  But it was fun just the same.  In this installment we’re going to concentrate more on the food than previously.

More Camping at Yuchi

Here’s the setup: Charcoal burning in a square grill with a quad-pod in the background, ready to hang a Dutch oven.  Nothing bad can follow that!

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Big City Bubbles

April 27, 2015 By: thenhbushman Category: family, leisure, Lifestyle, Taiwan

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The Sigma lens is back in action.  The strange thing is that the tech checked out the lens and found nothing wrong with it.  That means it’s the photographer that has the problem!  But, they did match the lens to my D7000 and it only took about 40 minutes.  If you have a Sigma lens, I recommend that you let them perform this free-of-charge service.  You’ll see below that it makes a big difference!

Big City Bubbles

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Photos From Chinese New Year, 2015, Round Two

April 20, 2015 By: thenhbushman Category: exercise, family, Lifestyle, Taiwan

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Photos From Chinese New Year 2015, Round Two

Finding myself a little bored, I took Phoenix for a walk with my camera.  This is where we started out – in an alley where Hui-chen’s aunt and uncle live.

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The Xinpu Hakka Festival

April 13, 2015 By: thenhbushman Category: customs, family, Lifestyle, Taiwan

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Xinpu Hakka Festival

Hui-chen went looking on the internet for something to do, and she found this local festival in Xinpu, a township close to where we live.  It coincided with the Lantern Festival, and at first I thought it was just a local Lantern Festival, but as I looked around, it seemed a little different.  This festival apparently is a Lantern Festival that celebrates the Hakka People, and this area has many Hakka Taiwanese.  Hakka people came from China to Taiwan a very long time ago.  We have a friend who is a 9th generation Taiwanese Hakka.  There was absolutely no information about the festival anywhere, so we walked around and enjoyed the carnival atmosphere.

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Low ISO, Long Exposure Experiments

April 06, 2015 By: thenhbushman Category: Personal, Photography, Taiwan

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I’ve done high ISO exposures with the D7000 and there are many artifacts and strange colors, noise, etc., as a result.  So, I decided to take some photos at ISO 100, with a long duration to see what happened.  I alternated between noise reduction on and off, and it’s hard for me to tell the difference.  Here are 4 photos that I processed in Lightroom:

Low ISO, Long Exposure Experiments

Taken from my roof, this is what the factories across the street look like.

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Cute Phoenix Photos From Chinese New Year 2015, Round One

April 03, 2015 By: thenhbushman Category: family, Hui-chen, Phoenix, Photography, Taiwan

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Cute Phoenix Photos from Chinese New Year, Round 1

Over Chinese New Year, I took about 1,400 photos.  I was determined to get some good shots of Phoenix and Mommy doing various things.  Here we see Phoenix and Mommy waiting for a bus to take us to the Dream Mall (we were in Kaohsiung).

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