Discussion in 'Resort Community Threads & Photo-Video' started by DJ Disney Kid, Feb 21, 2008.
What is HDR'ing pictures???????????
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HDR is High Dynamic Range photography. You take multiple exposures of the same image, some overexposed, some underexposed and some properly exposed. You then combine the images with software like Photomatix or DynamicPhotoHDR.
What happens is that it picks up the highlights from the underexposed images and the shadow details from the overexposed images.
BTW a tripod is almost a requirement for HDR.
There is also pseudo HDR which is from a single image. It is also best to shoot in RAW mode as this has much more data captured then what a Jpeg does.
Probably the very end water-view rooms in Oak Manor or Parterre Place, just cross over the bridge and turn right and you're at the food court area. Or the other end of Magnolia Terrace and across two bridges via Ol' Man Island. There's not a lot in it to be honest, but all of the mansion buildings are quite large and the furthest rooms can be quite a trek back.
There's a room-by-room layout plan of all the Mansion Buildings at www.portorleans.org/magnolia-bend.htm if that helps.
We are booked at POR next month and I can't decide. We have a request in for the mansions but now after looking at pictures I am not sure. AB looks neat too...
From my walk from POFQ on Feb 1:
I love this thread!!
My Mom and I are staying at POR next month and I have been enjoying looking at everyone's wonderful pictures!! Can't wait to take my own!!
I'm so very sorry on my tardy return to the thread...I found you after looking for a bit. Ok...'Ol Man Island was closed when we arrived on 2/11...and would stay closed throughout most of March (did not get an exact date). None of the buildings were closed that I could see...seemed quite busy actually. Boatwright's WILL NO LONGER serve breakfast as of 2/21...however, I was assured that the sweet potato cakes will find their way to another restaurant SOME WHERE on property, but our server did not know where. POFQ pool was open to use if we so desired a bigger pool, however, our room was within shouting distance of the quiet pool:
Which was, very quiet indeed. I only wish I'd gotten to actually USE it. But it was a great view. The service was second to none...all the CMs were fabulous and there was no change in the way the CMs did their jobs. Check in was absolutely packed the Wednesday we arrived...one of the longest lines we stayed in all week. Probably took us a half hour or more to get to the front. I cannot say enough wonderful things about this resort! And now...on to the pictures!
Looking from Alligator Bayou over to the mansions early morning.
Con't from previous post:
Interior of Boatwright's at earliest breakfast that was available. It does get quite busy at dinner, however.
That's all I have on photobucket right now...but I do have more. I also have the inside of our room, if you'd like to see that.
Pixiefairy, Thanks for posting the latest info!! We are leaving in about week to POR. !! Do you know if the main pool is the only pool that has slides? And if any, or all of the pool are heated?
We will be arriving on March 28th. Does anyone know if the pool will be ropened by then?
'Ol Man Island is the only one with a slide...the other five pools are unthemed quiet pools. I believe that the pool is heated, although I cannot find any direct info. Most of the pools are, though. There is also a hot tub on 'Ol Man Island...which i didn't know...since I couldn't see in..lol.
Have fun..take lots of pictures and I'm totally jealous!
I've seen that it was supposed to reopen February 28th...not sure if it has or not. The other date I saw was March 5th. As long as all their refurb repairs went along on schedule, it should be reopened by then. Have a great time!
I leave tomorrow for POR. On another thread someone said they had just returned on 3/2 and pool WAS open.
All reports I have heard is that it is open. It was on another link and mousesavers newsletter reported it was re opened.
We leave on the 14th so I was worried too...
Sounds like we will be in the clear. Enjoy your trip I do hope the weather is warmer than its been the past few weeks down there.
GREAT photos, thanks!! 8 weeks today I will be sitting on the plane heading here! Yey!
Thanks everyone! I saw the other thread that reported the pool open too!! I also hope the weather warms up in the next few weeks! We are very excited to be staying at POR for the first time! I have been to WDW well over 20 times and stayed onsite, (all Bay Lake resorts), 4 times. This will be a change for us!!
Lilmattie13, we are arriving on the 14th too...Wow, hope to see you there! We will be there for 5 nights and then on the Wonder 3 nights cruise from 19th on.
So glad to hear the pool is open!! I am prepared for the cool weather by buying my boys pricy wetsuits, so I would be really disappointed if we don't have the main pool!! Yeah!!
So glad to see the new photos! We only got to spend a few hours visiting POR last week - I really miss it there! It even smells better than other resorts!
All these photos are great! Certainly getting me excited for our 1st stay!
10 days to go!!!!
We will be there in 12 days! We may run into each other!
I am really getting excited!
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