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rade May 9, 2010 8:20 AM

Brutal
 
550D/18-55/tripod/-2 to +2/photomatix/CS5
http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/f/20...y_HEKOHEKO.jpg

mtngal May 9, 2010 10:23 AM

I like this picture. Granted, it's not a pretty scene but the amount of detail is very cool and the sky adds an appropriate atmosphere to it. Have you tried the CS5 HDR feature? I've heard it's light-years ahead of the previous one.

rade May 9, 2010 10:48 AM

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Originally Posted by mtngal (Post 1091387)
I like this picture. Granted, it's not a pretty scene but the amount of detail is very cool and the sky adds an appropriate atmosphere to it. Have you tried the CS5 HDR feature? I've heard it's light-years ahead of the previous one.


There are definately more knobs to turn, but just haven't played with it much.
I think it's better for making more natural looking HDR's but you can get freaky with it too. There's also few presets to play with.

I think the content-aware fill and the new lens correction tool are the best updates.

Edufloyd May 9, 2010 11:06 AM

I really like your pic, well done!

Ordo May 9, 2010 9:36 PM

Beautiful. Yummy textures.

Bynx May 9, 2010 10:18 PM

For me HDR is supposed to increase the viewability of a picture. Details in both the highlights and shadows. In the photo here we have too many really dark shadow areas with little if any details in them. I personally dont agree with the processing done to it.

rade May 10, 2010 2:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Bynx (Post 1091605)
For me HDR is supposed to increase the viewability of a picture. Details in both the highlights and shadows. In the photo here we have too many really dark shadow areas with little if any details in them. I personally dont agree with the processing done to it.

That simply isn't possible with todays monitors.
You can make your photo look washed out and have all shadows open and plenty of detail (Photoshops HDR).

Besides, i'm not looking for more dynamic range, I just like tone mapping, this doesn't have anything to do with HDR.

Hards80 May 10, 2010 10:36 AM

i like the mood and textures in this shot. the tonemapping fits the subject matter well.

i would just darken the white patch of sky behind the cab to match the rest of the sky.

Bynx May 10, 2010 11:11 AM

Oh, now I understand. This has nothing to do with HDR. So you have just uploaded it to the wrong thread.

rade May 10, 2010 1:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Hards80 (Post 1091768)
i like the mood and textures in this shot. the tonemapping fits the subject matter well.

i would just darken the white patch of sky behind the cab to match the rest of the sky.

Yeah, that tends to happen sometimes with tone mapping, gotta pay attention next time. :)

rade May 10, 2010 1:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Bynx (Post 1091779)
Oh, now I understand. This has nothing to do with HDR. So you have just uploaded it to the wrong thread.

Well the whole HDR section here on forums should then be deleted.
People just recognize the term "HDR" better than "Tone Mapping".

If picture is JPEG,TIFF it can't be HDR.
HDR files are named *.hdr and contain more bit depth than any modern monitor can show.

You REALLY need to read this:

http://www.flickr.com/groups/hdr/dis...7603787998089/

Hards80 May 10, 2010 2:08 PM

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Originally Posted by rade (Post 1091845)
Yeah, that tends to happen sometimes with tone mapping, gotta pay attention next time. :)

yea, happens easily when surrounded by darker higher contrast elements like that part of the sky.

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Originally Posted by rade (Post 1091850)
Well the whole HDR section here on forums should then be deleted.

we will just use a loose definition of HDR here. it is assumed, and should be assumed, to be a place to discuss anything loosely related to tonemapped single images, or tone-mapped multi-image blends. so the general stuff you get out of the more popular programs.

simple May 10, 2010 3:47 PM

i like the shot and the pp rade but i would have tried and made it a bit more gritty , however it is still much better than mey recent attempts at hdr


http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/2...yhekohekob.jpg

rade May 10, 2010 3:50 PM

^I like what you did.

I also tried to add some "POP" or more tonal contrast, but I always keep thinking that i'm going over the top and end up with more "conservative" result.

Hards80 May 10, 2010 5:07 PM

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Originally Posted by rade (Post 1091936)
^I like what you did.

I also tried to add some "POP" or more tonal contrast, but I always keep thinking that i'm going over the top and end up with more "conservative" result.

i have that trouble too when I do an HDR. i always think i am going over the top, but then when i share it, others don't feel that way at all.

i think it comes because as the photographer we know what the reality of the scene is, so we are making that comparison in our head, whereas the viewer has no reference and is just judging based on aesthetics.

mtngal May 11, 2010 10:58 PM

Dustin, that's SO true! As I think you pointed out to me with the shot of the truck cab I posted.


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