Posts Tagged ‘HDR’


The Quadrant Video Shoot – HDR timelapse experiments with CHDK

In Uncategorized on May 16, 2011 by Admin Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

These are some fragments from a HDR timelapse shoot at The Quadrant, a serviced office space in Sheffield, UK. Below are some short examples of HDR timelapse video created with Canon PowerShot cameras “hacked” with the Canon Hack Development Kit (CHDK), an open-source software program. The HDR is achieved by shooting 3 exposures for each shot, one normal exposure, one +2 EV and one -2 EV. The results are post-processed with Photomatix into tone-compressed jpegs, the result of which is to produce an image with a much greater colour depth. These are then compiled into movies using QuickTime Pro. The result is a moving image that can accommodate a very high dynamic range without losing either the highlights or the shadows. It’s very processing-intensive but the results are impressive and produced with domestic-scale equipment (and a lot of patience).

Watch them in 720p HD on Vimeo or YouTube and stay tuned for a proper edit. Music by Sieben aka Matt Howden.


The Candy Cane Quadrant, Sheffield, UK – Where even the fire escapes are beautiful.

In Uncategorized on May 4, 2011 by Admin Tagged: , , , , , ,

I am currently shooting a promotional video for The Quadrant, a serviced office space in Sheffield, UK, for CVC Event Services. It’s great to have so much access to a building like this and I was there on and off over the Bank Holiday weekend. I’m sure the tenants were glad of the holiday, but I had a great time shooting the building in such beautiful weather with no-one there.
More photos on Flickr. 


If Rotherham is the new Berlin, then Barnsley is the new Barcelona.

In Uncategorized on April 29, 2011 by Admin Tagged: , , , , , ,

I stumbled upon Gateway Plaza in Barnsley, UK, a new mixed use development of residential and commercial space. This images is derived from a triple exposure and post-processed with Photomatix, Photoshop and Topaz Adjust, although it seems to have lost some colour depth once uploaded to WordPress.


The Quadrant, Sheffield, UK

In Uncategorized on January 18, 2011 by Admin Tagged: , , , ,

The Quadrant is a serviced workspace in Sheffield, UK. More photos on Flickr.


Higgar Tor and Burbage Edge, Peak District, UK

In Uncategorized on December 29, 2010 by Admin Tagged: , , , , , ,

I did the Lyke Wake Walk in 1983 with a friend. We saw a cloud inversion off Carlton Bank, North Yorkshire, UK and neither of us had a camera. I’ve waited 27 years for this. These days I rarely go anywhere without at least 3 cameras. Sometimes a lot more. More photos at Flickr.


Happy New Year 2010

In Uncategorized on January 4, 2010 by Admin Tagged: , , , , , , , , , ,

More photos on Flickr.


The Secret Life of Buildings – HDR Timelapse Video

In Uncategorized on October 30, 2009 by Admin Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

This is a workflow test of High Dynamic Range (HDR) time-lapse capture of the Furnival Building, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK.

It was created using a Canon Powershot digital still camera and CHDK software.

Thanks to Yorkshire Artspace Society for access to Persistence Works, Sheffield, UK.