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tswen May 23, 2010 9:22 PM

First HDR post. Sunset over Yellow Creek
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This is my first attempt at an HDR photo. I'm not sure if it's good or not.


Ordo May 23, 2010 9:39 PM

There's some lack of detail. It doesn't look like an HDR. You can work with lighting levels:

mtngal May 23, 2010 10:00 PM

I like the original. It looks very natural and that's the type of look I really like. While you have lost quite a bit of detail in the reeds, I don't mind that with a sunset picture, especially one that includes the sun.

tswen May 23, 2010 10:28 PM

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Redo. Downloaded Photomatix and gave it a shot...i love the way this version turned out

Ordo May 23, 2010 10:58 PM

Much better!

tswen May 23, 2010 11:23 PM

Thanks for the inspiration of your first post ordo, your image made me want to find a better way to make the photo. I used Photoshop CS5 merge to HDR pro in the first photo i posted. I don't think i'll ever use it again seeing the results. After downloading the trial of Photomatix and seeing the results i don't think i've ever got out the Visa card so quickly to buy software

mtngal May 24, 2010 3:06 PM

Good to know about CS5 vs. photomatix (I haven't tried CS5 yet, guess it's HDR is still not up to snuff compared to the dedicated HDR software). I like your second version, it combines the good things of your first picture with the ideas that Ordo brought up.

Calicajun May 24, 2010 11:07 PM

Both version look good but the second one really stands out, good work.

Hards80 May 25, 2010 1:47 AM

your latest posting really looks great. details are there, but looks natural, a nice scene well done on all accounts.

maggo85 May 25, 2010 7:02 AM

Your latest version does it for me! Wonderful HDR work, but not to much, it still looks real - and that's exactly the way I love HDR's :)

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