“Music is a moral law. It gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, and life to everything. It is the essence of order, and leads to all that is good, just and beautiful, of which it is the invisible, but nevertheless dazzling, passionate, and eternal form.”

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Off Topic: Photography

Well, gentle reader, if you'll allow a digression here is an example of HDR (high dynamic range) photography. This is a new passion of mine, something to get me out of the piano studio once in awhile, which we solitary practicers must do in order to maintain our sanity.

HDR is a process of combining images taken at several exposures from very over-exposed to very under-exposed. It is a way to capture (and interpret) more of what the eye sees; cameras resist extreme value contrasts, flattening out most images.

Eventually, I hope to post in a separate site a gallery of photos, some of which will be of interest to lovers of pianos and their auras.

This is a view of the desert garden at the Huntington. Click on the photo to enlarge.

If you have interest in learning more about this process, click on the "Lost in Customs" button and you will be taken to an information site containing free tutorials.