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Old Jan 26, 2010, 11:47 PM   #1
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Hello everyone, i bought my first camera about a week ago, and i am just experimenting with different types of photography... these are my first HDR's using photomatix.

The first two are of my house, and the covered bridge is from a park down the street.
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Old Jan 26, 2010, 11:49 PM   #2
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its winter here in new england, and i really like colorful pictures.. so i have been heavily saturating them in post production especially the covered bridge one.
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i think you have done a great job and you have a lovely looking home
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Glad to see such a nice job considering its your first HDRs. You havent gone over the top and the colors are nice and natural and consistant in both shots of the house. In your second shot you should have moved back a foot or two so the top of the roof was included. Other than that, well done.
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I second Bynx's comment - really nicely done! Me personally would like to see them a bit sharper, maybe you can use unsharpening mask or something - but that's a personal preference of course,

Maybe the saturation is a bit to much in my eyes but that's just me
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Default Hello, ewheeler20 - and welcome to the HDR-bunch...!



I appreciate that this is your first try with Photomatix and more or less the first pictures with your new camera (first camera as well) - so, I won't tell you that your 2 HDR's are a bit on the 'overcooked'- and 'over-saturated'-side for my taste. Not exactly what I think is natural-looking, but then there are really no rules to photography, and anything goes - as long as you are happy.

But I must say I am positively impressed by your rather steep learning-curve, having bought your very first camera less than a forthnight ago.

Well done - and keep on shooting and posting!
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I second Bynx's comment - really nicely done! Me personally would like to see them a bit sharper, maybe you can use unsharpening mask or something - but that's a personal preference of course,

Maybe the saturation is a bit to much in my eyes but that's just me
I think the blurry images got that way when they were put on the site. Strange things happen if the files arent small enough size and the site has to do some more scaling. This annoying softness happens.
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I think the blurry images got that way when they were put on the site. Strange things happen if the files arent small enough size and the site has to do some more scaling. This annoying softness happens.
OK, didn't know about that, thank's for the information
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well done for your first attempts at hdr. not something most of us get started with within the first month of getting our cameras, so we applaud you for the quick learning.
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Well done. They are very good for being your first attempts with HDR. Personally I like the more natural HDR's, but these are so blurry that that might be the reason that the colour doesn't show as it should.

Keep it up and you'll be addicted to HDR photography as many of us already are.
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