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Pics of the Salem Steel Valley car cruise

I went to the Steel Valley Nationals car crusie in dowtown Salem, Ohio for some street photography. There was a large croud like there is every year. There was no burnout pit. I knew someday that would come to an end since the tire smoke devowered the houses across the street. Good food, nice machines and plenty to take pitures of. Click HERE to buy photos of the crusie.  I’ve posted a slideshow on my photography site and on youtube.

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The Bench In The Shade

That bench in the shade just looks so nice. It’s looks so inviting. I just feel like sitting on this porch for hours and relaxing. Well I couldn’t I had to take some pictures and go on about my day since I had to work. I haven’t been posting any photos since I started building my garage. I also have a 1965 VW beetle I spend plenty of time working on. when the weather cools down I hope to start painting a lot more.
This image is three bracketed shots. one over and under to create an HDR.


The Glade Creek Grist Mill

The Glade Creek Grist Mill print is on display March 15th – 29th. The exhibit is put on by the Ohio Valley Regional Arts Council, at Kent States University East Liverpool, Ohio Branch. Dates to be view are from. Reception on the 15th will be from 6-8pm to meet the photographer. Prints will be offered for sale. Prices will differ with frame and print size.

The Glade Creek Grist Mill is a new mill that was completed in 1976 at Babcock.  Fully operable, this mill was built as a re-creation of one which once ground grain on Glade Creek long before Babcock became a state park.  Known as Cooper’s Mill, it stood on the present location of the park’s administration building parking lot. Babcock State Park, West Virginia. (info)

Titled “The Glade Creek Grist Mill”

Buy the print online from Tony Bazidlo

Meta Data:
Camera: Nikon D200
Date: 10/20/2009 3:15pm
Shutter Speed: 5 Sec.
Eposure: Shutter Priority
Aperture: f:29
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 60mm
Lens: 35-70
Flash: Did not fire

 


Fresh Tennessee Water

This Fresh Tennessee Water print is on display March 15th – 29th. The exhibit is put on by the Ohio Valley Regional Arts Council, at Kent States University East Liverpool, Ohio Branch. Dates to be view are from. Reception on the 15th will be from 6-8pm to meet the photographer. Prints will be offered for sale. Prices will differ with frame and print size.

Titled Fresh Tennessee Water

Click here to buy the print online from Tony Bazidlo

Meta Data:
Camera: Nikon D200
Date: 10/09/2008 3:15pm
Shutter Speed:  5 Sec.
Eposure: Shutter Priority
Aperture: f:29
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 60mm
Lens: 35-70
Flash: Did not fire


How to get started in HDR photography

I’m just going to give you a basic idea on how to get started and what you may need to do this type of work. If some people are interested I can post more on this subject.


I have been shooting High Dynamic Range photography for over seven years. This type of shooting is also known as HDR. What it takes to create this type of image is multiple exposres. One correct, one over exposed and one under exposed image. Yes, three shots of the same scene or subject. There is a issue of weather you need three or more shots. Some people seem to think you need five, seven or even nine. Three will work just fine although, I myself have gotten stunning results with more. Trust me you will do just fine with three.
Some people think they can take ONE SHOT HDRs. THese are no way the real HDR images. Just fakes and many times they look fine. You’ll always fine someone somewhere trying to cheat the system for shortcuts in any arena. Maybe they just do’t own tripods. I don’t know!
Yes now that I have brought up the subject of tripods this is one of the most important items you will need. You may of thought about that when I mensioned multiple exposers. I also like to use a shutter release cable. Imagine that ! Another item nobody wants to buy.
The software you will need to create you HDR images can be done with Photoshop and many other programs can be found online. SOme are free and some can be purchased for instant download.
Picturenaut is free among others. I am not affiliated with photoshop or picturenaut I just use these names as examples of software that is good for this work.
Once you have the needed software and the three images you will learn about creating your HDR image in the program. You’ll want to overdue it at first. THat’s what happens when people are new to HDR. Back off and don’t over saturate the image. Also watch for ghosting. A big problem for many people new and experienced. I have seen many people doing HDR for year and there’s even a one page add in a major magazine that offers to teach you to o HDR for a large fee that shows the instructors examples with very heavy ghosting. Ghosting is a halo around builings or cars where the edges may meet the sky. I’ll show an example here today.

Below I have added an example of a hand help HDR I took this summer. Three braketed shots. Yes, no tipod. I wanted to walk freely around town and shoot hand held. THis is my first hand eld HDR and Like I always knew, it wouldn;t turn out good. When zoomed in the are many areas that show triple edges that do not line up because it was not shot STILL on a triopod.

 My goal here is more to talk about what not to do than like others who talk about how it’t done and leave out all the what to look out for if you want a good picture.

You can find some of my work on Flickr I’m know as thatstickerguy


My camera gear

nikon 200

This is most of the gear I use.
A shoot with a Nikon D200
(1) Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VR Autofocus Lens – Black,

(1) Sigma 18mm f2.8 Lens,

(1) Soligor Zoom Macro 28-80mm f3.5 Lens,

(1) AF Nikkor 35-70mm f3.3 Lens,

(3) Batteries, (1) 4 gb card, (1) 1 gb card, owners manual, (1) Instruction DVD on the Nikon D200, (1) 1-1/4 Multipier Lens, (1) Battery charger, (1) Camera Shoulder strap, Extension tubes for shooting macro, filters, owners manual, software, cables and laminated pocket guide.

I use a carbon fiber tripod and manfrotto pistol grip head. Not sure of the numbers right now as I write this. I also use a cokin ND Grad filter not shown. That’s a must have item.


Hello world!

This is just a place to talk about me photography and the prints that I offer for sale. Maybe even eaplain where or how a shot was taken.

 I am Tony a 50yo man in a small town in the southeastern part of Ohio near Pennsylvania and West Virginia. I have a son who also love taking pictures. His are mostly Macro, nature and landscapes as my range goes far wider.

I do offer some of my photos on my site thatstickerguy>Photograhy By Tony Bazidlo II

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