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Old Dec 8, 2013, 6:35 PM   #1
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I have been experimenting with using Photoshop & Lightroom in a raw 32 bit workflow and found that it provides me with a more "natural" HDR look rather than the stylized look that most people do not like. Hopefully my photos will be more accepted by those who appreciate HDR but do not like the "HDR look".
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The "Natural" HDR look is definitely more me... and you've nailed the lighting...
Maybe drop the pixel radius when adjusting highlights to avoid the halo effect around dark edges..?
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I agree with Simon. To my mind too many HDR shots are verging on the surreal. I think if you can see immediately that it is an HDR picture then it has been overdone.

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The "Natural" HDR look is definitely more me... and you've nailed the lighting...
Maybe drop the pixel radius when adjusting highlights to avoid the halo effect around dark edges..?
I've been learning a lot about post processing with Photoshop & Lightroom and found that there is a "formula" that works for me to get better looking HDR images. Hopefully I can continue to work with it until I get it perfected. Thanks for the tips.
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I agree with Simon. To my mind too many HDR shots are verging on the surreal. I think if you can see immediately that it is an HDR picture then it has been overdone.

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I've been finding that out recently and I've been guilty of over processing HDR images as well. Photoshop & Lightroom seem to work better at getting more natural HDR images and I have to learn not to over process.
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love the second shot. great colors and very interesting sky. Well done!
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I like the leading lines, the colors are awesome. Nice gradients in the skies for both photos.
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love the second shot. great colors and very interesting sky. Well done!
Thanks John, appreciate the kind words.
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I like the leading lines, the colors are awesome. Nice gradients in the skies for both photos.
Thank you so much. I have been liking the way Photoshop's 32 bit HDR camera raw process works so much that I have been using it instead of Photomatix which I used to always use.
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