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Unread 12-08-2009, 03:56 PM   #1
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Natural Disasters and Extreme Storms

Like to see some pictures of Jeeps battling the elements in natural disasters. Snow storms, floods, tornado's, hurricanes, land slides, earthquakes, etc. Lets see what you've got. Any Jeep can play.

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Unread 12-08-2009, 04:01 PM   #2
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I'd have a bunch from back during Katrina with my XJ but we didn't have power for a month so I couldn't charge my camera haha. Oh well.

Edit: This is from the quick brush we had with a tropical storm last month

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Unread 12-08-2009, 05:45 PM   #3
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We are supposed to get 14" of snow here in the next 24 hours. Maybe I can come up with something for you guys.
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Unread 12-08-2009, 07:25 PM   #4
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April 25th 2009 - Storm Chasing in western Oklahoma




That's a developing super cell behind me while I eat a bag of chips watching a tornado drop in the distance.





This is September 13th 2008 in River Grove, Illinois. The remains of hurricane Ike had caused massive flooding in Chicago and I had to get to my grandmother's house through the flooded streets.

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Unread 12-09-2009, 01:42 AM   #5
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start of a severe storm.


good looking jeep. i like the black on black. however that picture looks photo shopped...
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Unread 12-09-2009, 02:00 AM   #6
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good looking jeep. i like the black on black. however that picture looks photo shopped...
It was. Thats the HDR effect
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Unread 12-09-2009, 02:36 AM   #7
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whats the HDR effect?
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Unread 12-09-2009, 03:19 AM   #8
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its basically cranking the contrast up all the way on a picture and making it look drawn, its a pretty popular photoshop these days...
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Unread 12-09-2009, 08:28 AM   #9
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I think this will be a pretty sweet thread, wish I had some pics from the last hurricane.... but I dont
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Unread 12-09-2009, 10:49 AM   #10
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whats the HDR effect?
High Dynamic Range.

To properly shoot HDR you need a tripod and you take 3 pictures, 1 at a proper shutter and F stop, 1 a step up so it's over exposed, and 1 a step down so it's under exposed. You then layer the threee images and adjust the contrasts and brightness so that detail is shown everywhere, even in the shadows. Proper HDR shots are amazing.

While Monster's is a neat photo, using an HDR effect simply changes contrast and brightness in one photo leaving out the quality details, which comprise a true HDR image.

Here's an example of a proper HDR shot.
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Unread 12-09-2009, 10:59 AM   #11
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Heres a couple of the ice storm we had here in AR last winter.





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Unread 12-09-2009, 11:54 AM   #12
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High Dynamic Range.

To properly shoot HDR you need a tripod and you take 3 pictures, 1 at a proper shutter and F stop, 1 a step up so it's over exposed, and 1 a step down so it's under exposed. You then layer the threee images and adjust the contrasts and brightness so that detail is shown everywhere, even in the shadows. Proper HDR shots are amazing.

While Monster's is a neat photo, using an HDR effect simply changes contrast and brightness in one photo leaving out the quality details, which comprise a true HDR image.

Here's an example of a proper HDR shot.
That is awsome. Thanks for being so clear ima try that after work.
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High Dynamic Range.

To properly shoot HDR you need a tripod and you take 3 pictures, 1 at a proper shutter and F stop, 1 a step up so it's over exposed, and 1 a step down so it's under exposed. You then layer the threee images and adjust the contrasts and brightness so that detail is shown everywhere, even in the shadows. Proper HDR shots are amazing.

While Monster's is a neat photo, using an HDR effect simply changes contrast and brightness in one photo leaving out the quality details, which comprise a true HDR image.

Here's an example of a proper HDR shot.
THANK YOU. HRD can be done properly but soo very rarely is. This image you posted still maintains proper highlight and shadow values, keeping it from looking so muddy like is usual. I try not to say anything usually, but I facepalm a lot looking at Jeep HDRs. I can't help it, I'm a pro photographer and it just hurts me inside a little each time.

That is awesome! I love the ultra wide angle, those environmental portraits and perspective distortion just look so cool.
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THANK YOU. HRD can be done properly but soo very rarely is. This image you posted still maintains proper highlight and shadow values, keeping it from looking so muddy like is usual. I try not to say anything usually, but I facepalm a lot looking at Jeep HDRs. I can't help it, I'm a pro photographer and it just hurts me inside a little each time.

That is awesome! I love the ultra wide angle, those environmental portraits and perspective distortion just look so cool.
HRD? Im not tryin to be a jerk but its kinda funny. I agree with you though, (Im just a hobbyist) but I see people go crazy with the effect and not tweak any contrast levels and it almost seems like if you stare at it you will have a seizure! This threads getting off topic pretty quick...
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^He didn't say he was a pro at typing. Looks like a simple mistake to me..
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