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Old Feb 19, 2010, 11:11 PM   #1
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Old Feb 20, 2010, 11:05 AM   #2
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An interesting building, I very much like your last one, a cool shot and the HDR processing fits the scene very well.

I'm not crazy about the middle one - the sky looks strange and the colors are a bit odd-looking and it looks soft (alignment problems? a bit of camera shake with such long exposures? perhaps too aggressive noise reduction?).

There's a lot I like about the first one, but there's something that bothers me about it that I can't put my finger on. It's not the colors or the HDR or the sharpness - all of that is fine, well done. I think perhaps it's that it's almost two pictures - the sky, which is interesting and the building/bridge which is also interesting and I'm not sure they go together well. It's also taken at a non-traditional angle and that could also contribute to my discomfort level. Oh well, that's probably just my taste. It's a picture that made me look at it several times and that's not at all a bad thing, is it?
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Old Feb 21, 2010, 2:13 AM   #3
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what camera are you using? and what program did you use for the hdr?


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Old Feb 21, 2010, 2:39 AM   #4
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nikon d90
that was the kit lense, it was at 18mm f 3.5
and photoshop CS4 for the editing.
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Old Feb 21, 2010, 7:28 AM   #5
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I also like the last one. Full of interior details.
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Old Feb 21, 2010, 7:54 AM   #6
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Cool Interesting set:

- I really like # 3 and IMO this is as good as a night-HDR ever gets.
Well done pbjunkiee!

- I'm not at all crazy about # 2 which looks like a building seen through soiled glasses, and the sky is aweful. Also there is a strange blurry-patch right in the middle of the pic. Handheld exposures...?

- # 1 is so-so, neither good nor really bad. I don't like the composition as it is. Too confined and not really going anywhere.

One out of 3 is not bad, pbjunkiee!
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Old Feb 21, 2010, 11:55 AM   #7
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Here I go again in opposite direction of mainstream. I like #1 the best. A refreshing compasition. It's different and has clouds that give it a cool mood.

#2 has been ripped apart, so I'll not continue doing it.

#3 was also very nice, but I would have liked a little more black sky.
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Old Feb 21, 2010, 12:00 PM   #8
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for me #1 is a little too tight, cutting off the entry-way and making it feel a bit claustrophobic, and the perspective distortion seems to be combined with having your camera not level is messing with the lines quite a bit too.

#2 just a bit overthetop on the hdr, the halos are just too prominent for my taste and has a bit of a color cast throughout as well. plus alot of artifacts and aliasing

#3 the hdr is done well, good detail, not seeing alot of artifacts. however it seems like you could have done better with the symmetry, i like the way the building is lined up on the right side of the frame, i wish the left mirrored that. take a step or 2 to the left and backup 1 step maybe?
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Old Feb 23, 2010, 3:34 AM   #9
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I don't like the halos. The last looks out of focus except for the bricks.
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