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Kymm Hinterberger

A Bowl of Water

Posted by kymm on January 31, 2015 in Uncategorized with No Comments


Some people hate it, but I love HDR.  I love the crunchy, intensiveness of it.  I love that there is so much detail.

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There is more than one way to do something.

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Benson Bubbler

Posted by kymm on November 2, 2014 in Uncategorized with No Comments


I found myself out and about in downtown Portland early today.  I was multitasking – playing Ingress and taking photographs.  Yes, I have had a drink from them despite the pigeons also being users of these unique fountains.  The water is just fine.  They get cleaned twice a month.

benson bubbler in Portland

 

If you want to know more of the history of these fountains check out these links.

http://www.portlandoregon.gov/water/article/352768

http://www.uniquely-portland-oregon.com/benson-bubblers.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benson_Bubbler

Birdbath Decay

Posted by kymm on July 9, 2012 in Uncategorized with No Comments


If you stand still long enough in Portland you will take on a green patina.  Moss is everywhere.  I love it.

birdbath covered in green moss

Turning Over an Old Leaf

Posted by kymm on July 9, 2012 in Uncategorized with No Comments


A little fun with monochrome and HDR.  You can’t tell here, but the leaf is brown and dead.  Photographing a brown leaf in the dead of summer felt appropriate.  It was so hot I was feeling a bit crispy myself.  I think the HDR processing brought out the details of the leaf nicely.  Brown leaf on green moss

Nick’s on Hawthorne

Posted by kymm on June 28, 2012 in Uncategorized with No Comments


Nick’s is on Hawthorne Street in Portland, Oregon.  I love a good sign.  Portland is filled with wonderful signage, and this one is a favorite.  I just love the font on “Coney Island”.

Nick's on Hawthorne St

Through the Kitchen Door

Posted by kymm on March 5, 2012 in Uncategorized with No Comments


Cartoons

Posted by kymm on November 7, 2011 in Uncategorized with No Comments


I was reading a post on Linkedin about HDR.  Someone posted, “I don’t like HDR because it looks like a cartoon.”  I almost replied, “I like HDR because it looks like a cartoon.” First of all, the person who posted that has no clue how many HDR images he has seen.  In most applications it looks quite natural and is used in difficult lighting situations.  Secondly I like the images he refers to that look like cartoons.  Why does everything have to be realistic?

I went to Orenco Station recently. Orenco is actually Oregon Nursery Company.  It is a company town that was eventually absorbed by Hillboro, OR.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orenco_Station

This image of the old church is actually not HDR.  I composited several images to get the entire tower, and I used warp and perspective transformation to straighten it.  Then I just went crazy with the color.  I like the effect my tweaking had on the clouds.

Church in Orenco Station

 

HDR

Posted by kymm on July 16, 2011 in Uncategorized with No Comments


I’ve always loved HDR photography. The intense contrast and bright colors appeal to me.  Lately I have been uploading my photos to Flickr.  I came across two photos I took on the coast of California.  It was the same image with two different exposures.  Normally you want more exposures, but I decided to give it a go anyway.   Click on the image.

RR tracks running along the California Coast south of SF

 

 

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I am an enthusiastic student of Photoshop and Web Design. I love a creative challenge and I am always looking to learn new things. This website is about exploring my creativity.

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