Second issue of the HDRshooter newsletter

Yesterday evening I send out the 2nd issue of the HDRshooter newsletter. It included a lot of whats new on the blog, but also a link to the Capturing fireworks eBook and also a free set of brackets to play with (for the photo I described in the yesterdays post). If you have missed it and don’t want to miss again, feel free to subscribe now. In the welcome email you will get the link to the eBook, and also a list of all the recent issues. Visit the newsletter page to subscribe, or use the form in the sidebar.

And those who got it, please excuse the few typos in it. I have one in the predefined values and that reflected in the newsletter. That should teach me a lesson not to create accounts when I’m on my tablet :)

First page in popular and strange followers

I haven’t posted this yesterday, as I don’t want to include extra stuff in the process posts, but my photo Moving Underground got to the front page of 500px. I have to say big thanks to all of you who voted, liked and commented on my photos there.

On the other hand, since I got a photo selected for the 500px Editor’s choice, I got a big boost in new followers there. Whats strange is, that all of these look like new accounts, no likes, no favorites, no photos. That would be normal, but what is strange, all of these account follow the same people (mostly the last 10 from the Editor’s choice, few more or less sometime). So to me, these all look like fake accounts. But I just can’t figure out what good are they for. What do you think? Btw. to illustrate this, here is a screenshot, showing a page from my followers, and three of those accounts.

Summer evening in Budapest

Same as almost every winter, I just don’t have enough new photos to post on the blog. So as every time, I have to go back to earlier to choose new photos to edit. So for today I chosen one from my summer trip to Budapest.

This is a HDR created in Oloneo Photoengine from 5 exposures and then finished in Photoshop.
Summer evening in Budapest

Technique: Oloneo Photoengine + Photoshop
Number of exposures: 5, Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Lens: Canon 16-35mm F2.8
Focal length: 18mm, Aperture: 7.1, Middle exposure time: 6s, ISO: 100, Tripod used: yes

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