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October 2009

If you enjoy the articles in this newsletter, please take a minute to thank all the contributors. Without their tireless work, this would not be possible. Their website and or e-mail is listed along with their writing.

Photo Destination: Fall in the Adirondacks

The Adirondack Park covers approximately 8 million acres of public and private land in Northern New York state. During late September these pristine hardwood forests turn brilliant yellows and reds with the changing on the leaves. This article takes you to some of the unique and interesting places I traveled in my hunt for great autumn locations.

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The Next Step: Realistic HDR Techniques

Building upon the first HDR article in the July 2009 newsletter, this piece discusses some of the techniques and settings specific to creating more realistic HDR images. Photomatix's HDR software is used to create the finished images, while some of the "behind-the-scenes" information about how this software works is revealed.

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The Next Step: Surrealistic HDR Techniques

This article builds upon the Basics of HDR article from my July 2009 newsletter. Specific settings and techniques for creating surreal or illustrative images are discussed. If you are not already familiar with Photomatix's HDR software, I would recommend reading the July 2009 article first.

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