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Old Dec 18, 2009, 3:39 PM   #201
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I never thought of using HDR for sunset-pictures, because they are usually very colorful anyway, without needing any extras. For HDR's I usually need more of 3-dimensional forms to bring out values in the shadows and texture in the highlights.

But there is always a first time!

It is really hard to give any comments on this picture - other than this is a terriffic sunset with full lush colors and a nice scene - unless you post you single-shot middle-exposure for comparison.

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Old Dec 18, 2009, 4:02 PM   #202
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This is lovely! The only two times I've tried to do HDR for sunsets/sunrises it didn't work. The last time I was trying to capture a brilliant sky and colorful rocks, but it just didn't work - I got the worst of both instead of the best. I sure wish I had had a graduated neutral density filter as that might have worked. Yours is beautiful and gives me hope that I might make it work yet.
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Old Dec 18, 2009, 4:04 PM   #203
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Seeing that HDR brings out the colors I would imagine that the original shots for the sunset would not be as dramatic as what we see here. While I agree with you Walter that HDR is more noticeable in a 3D world, Im betting that the beach you see in tsjiaotais picture would be almost black without HDR. How about posting your middle shot to let us know what the scene looked like?
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Old Dec 18, 2009, 6:34 PM   #204
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I am still trying to get the hang of hdr but am having fun with it. I took this shot at my brothers commencement ceremony in the Marine Museum. I did it without a tripod and I know I need one for it. I was really hoping to get some feedback on the composition. Thanks!
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Old Dec 18, 2009, 7:16 PM   #205
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I see some ghosting. If you had used Photomatix Pro it handles hand held shots and eliminates ghosting. Other than that thats a pretty good shot. I like the composition, the color and the theme. Well done. If you wanted to post your 3 shots someone could assemble your shot using Photomatix Pro just to see the difference.
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Old Dec 19, 2009, 12:56 AM   #206
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i agree but it is handheld so this is to be expected photomatix does have the best allignment out off the bunch.... what a fantastic subject i may add can you upload the middle shot? your a brave man 2morrow attempting handheld hdr
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Here are the 3 shots. I downloaded the trial version of photomatix and gave it a shot but didn't like the outcome. I will go back and play with it some more sense we are snowed in today. It did eliminate the ghosting significantly though which was nice.
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Lovely composition, 2morrow. I hope you don't mind, I used Photomatix for this...

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Old Dec 19, 2009, 8:33 AM   #209
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Acapulco - thanks, I love it

Simple - that is pretty close to what I was actually seeing, very good.
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