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Old Mar 15, 2009, 10:11 PM   #1
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Old Mar 16, 2009, 4:12 AM   #2
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These are all such glittering images, indeed!Supporting my opinion in your previous post 'Polo group' even inyour experimentingyouseem tohaveexploited this technique well thanks to your overall experience in photography. I should also say one shouldkeep in mindwhatever hdr software used, there's still room for PS for fine tuning ; ) My fave, here, is #4 enriched by the water also.
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Old Mar 16, 2009, 7:02 AM   #3
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Thank you, my friend. I did a little noise reduction, and adjusted curves a bit. I'm wondering if a lower DIN rating might have been better (I used 800).

And I used five images at -2, -1,0, 1, and 2 stops. Is that a good practice?

I'm still playing with settings, trying to get it right. And I didn't try ghost removal. Any hints would be most welcome.


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Old Mar 16, 2009, 3:49 PM   #4
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Thank you, my friend. I did a little noise reduction, and adjusted curves a bit. I'm wondering if a lower DIN rating might have been better (I used 800).

And I used five images at -2, -1,0, 1, and 2 stops. Is that a good practice?

I'm still playing with settings, trying to get it right. And I didn't try ghost removal. Any hints would be most welcome.

In the first place I'd suggest you keep the iso level as low as possiple: @ iso 100 preferably!!, since the hdr process is very prone to noise. You may even apply a noise removal beforethe process if you had to go any upper with the iso.Thus, I'd recommend using a tripod not only to help the software to align better but allowing longer exposure and therefore lower iso at a given aperture. As for the EV stops; I oftenprefera full2 or 1.7 stops apart enabling me a greater dynamic range toproximate that of the eye as much as possiple (but still laggingbehind!): -4, -2, 0, 2, 4. For some occasionseven -2,0,2 works as well! If one of the exposures turn out to be almost pitch dark or whiteout, I simply ignore it!Btw, mymetering habits have changed with the hdr, since I prefer'average metering'when I'm shootingfor aresulting image of hdr. Btw, I find the Photomatix a very capable tool, bettter than that of the Photoshop!!

I simply shared with you what has worked for me so far, my friend. Hope that also proves to be helpful for you...
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Shots 1, 2 and 3 show that HDR doesnt work too well with moving objects, particularly headlights, taillights and cars. But I like #4. It isnt over the top in color saturation and rather looks like a well exposed photo. Nice job.
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