HDR 12: Bucket, originally uploaded by alachia.

Ever since @jemimus introduced me to the StuckinCustoms blog, I’ve been head over heels in love with HDR photography. I just absolutely love the effect these photos have. They really do capture that essence of a camera “stealing your soul”….or in most HDR cases, “stealing the essence of the scene”

The “dynamic range” of the altered HDR image helps enrich the experience which is so commonly associated with the “you just had to be there” feeling. Anyhow, it wasn’t until recently that I discovered @treyratcliff (the hdr expert behind stuckincustoms) actually lives in Austin, Texas.

Yesterday, he posted a news clip of him inviting people out to photowalk being hosted for August 6th in downtown Austin. I really want to go but my agoraphobia is totally kicking in…. I just know if I don’t go though I’ll totally regret it.

It’s not often you get an opportunity to immerse yourself in an RL community and one that is hosted by an expert of something you’re so passionate about. I should totally go. I hope I find the courage to do so.