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Old Feb 2, 2010, 5:20 PM   #1
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At this point along the beachfront the walkway runs along a 30-foot cliff, where I was standing near sunset. I saw this pair wending their way through the rocks along the shoreline and took a shot from above. Had no thought of HDR and, of course, moving subjects made it impractical. However, when I got home I thought that it might lend itself to a single shot (RAW) HDR, and here's what I got...with 5 different exposures in RAW conversion.
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Old Feb 2, 2010, 5:21 PM   #2
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The middle exposure for comparison.
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Old Feb 2, 2010, 6:59 PM   #3
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Nice work! Catches the mood superbly!

I messed around with your middle exposure, and while not quite as good as your HDR version, it ain't bad...

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Bloody excellent job Walter. Thats a really good HDR. Then when you see how bland the middle exposure was. WOW.
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the pseudo-hdr gives it a nice pop on a scene like this. i think it works well.
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Very nicely done - it is amazing how much extra pop you get doing it this way.
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Amazing improvement - looks like creating HDR's with different exposures out of a single RAW file works really great

EDIT: What exposures did you use for the HDR?
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Amazing improvement - looks like creating HDR's with different exposures out of a single RAW file works really great

EDIT: What exposures did you use for the HDR?
-2, -1, 0, +1, +2

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Well, Walter C - you have (almost...) convinced me! Why do I shoot 5 exposures with the added rsik of getting ghosting-artifacts and blurry foliage and blurry waves along the coast, when I could do the same as you just did? RAW-file giving you all that info to make a HDR-picture!

Good work, Walter!
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Why do I shoot 5 exposures with the added rsik of getting ghosting-artifacts and blurry foliage and blurry waves along the coast, when I could do the same as you just did? RAW-file giving you all that info to make a HDR-picture!

Good work, Walter!
Walter S, I'm not the HDR "expert" that you are, but I've been asking myself the same thing -- especially in regard to moving objects (waves, birds, people, etc.). Seriously, your work is exceptional, and we all appreciate the fact that you brave harsh weather at ungodly hours to capture some beautiful images.
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