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Old Oct 21, 2009, 8:40 AM   #61
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Are you using AEB, Bynx?
I just happen to find my old Nikon 4300. That actually have AEB, which I find pretty astounding as it is pretty old (Steve's REVIEW)
And all I gotta say... OH MY GOD! It's so much easier taking HDR shots with it.
The 4300 has these different settings for AEB:
3 shots @ +/- 0.3 , 0.7 or 1.0 between each shot
5 shots @ +/- 0.3 , 0.7 or 1.0 between each shot

Only negative is that it might be to low of a EV setting with just 1.0 being the greatest difference.
Anyhow, just wanted to run that by you. I'll make a simple HDR later, showing that the quality is still really good for a 7 year old camera.

EDIT : OK, now I'm getting lazy. The weather, I realized, is too poor to shoot HDR, so I used my study as a subject.

To the left, a Details Enhancer Tone Map with a grunge look. To the Right, a Tone Compressor Tone Map.


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Old Oct 21, 2009, 9:32 AM   #62
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I only use my camera in manual mode except for focusing. Im sure it has a few automatic features like Shutter Priority and Aperture Priority but Ive never used them. When shooting an HDR I pick my aperture based on what Im shooting and where. Doing an HDR in a gloomy church room is different than outside in bright sunshine with hard shadows. I only have 1/1000 to 4 seconds range and I prefer to stay nearer the 1/1000 so the noise is kept to a minimum. I use the fastest shutter speed I can get for the highlights and work down from there to my darkest shadows. If the range is closer to the 4 seconds then I have to open my aperture and move it up. From there its just a trade off on what you want to give up for noise to maintain a good depth of field.
I like your kitchen scene except for the focus. It has a photo realistic artwork look about it. I just wished it was all in focus.

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Old Oct 21, 2009, 3:28 PM   #63
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This church-shot is exactly where HDR comes in. Very good example, Bynx! Even if you forgot to change the white-balance. A very easy mistake to make.

Good shot, good perspective - did you correct the picture for perspective afterwards?

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No Walter, I never touched for perspective. As for the white balance, I had it on the wrong setting on purpose. But when I got home the whole room was too orangish yellow. Ah, live and learn. I learned not to do that. I have another church to photograph on Friday. That should go well.
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Old Oct 22, 2009, 12:26 AM   #65
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Hope so, Bynx. Really liked this one and I bet I'll like the next one too
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Old Oct 23, 2009, 10:00 PM   #66
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Well the shoot went well and here are a couple of pics.
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Interesting pictures of a beautiful church, Bynx. You had to battle with the difficult whitebalance between indoor-lighting and the faint outside light, filtered through glass-stained windows - not an easy task I can guess!

I noticed that this church has a most unusual lay-out. For instance the organ is right behind the altar, together with seating-places for the choire (how do you spell quire?) contrary to all churches I have seen, where the organ usually is at the opposite side of the main-altar. The seating arrangement on the ground-floor in semi-circle and also the interesting upstairs arrangement with those benches and beautiful carvings (or are they of cast iron?) all around the edges.

I'm not a church going man, but I have an eye for beauty and harmony in architechture is on of my interests.

#1 is a very nice and balanced picture.
Thank you for sharing, Bynx!
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Love churches also, Walter... Churches are where symmetry goes overboard It's everywhere.

Nice shots Bynx
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Love churches also, Walter... Churches are where symmetry goes overboard It's everywhere.

Nice shots Bynx
You got that right Acapulco. Check this out. Its only a cut and paste and nothing else.
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Here are the original untouched 3 middle shots. I just noticed how degraded the images are compared to what was posted. This site sure screws up the pics. Anyone know how to fix this problem?
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