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Old Feb 9, 2010, 6:11 AM   #1
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Hey Everyone! Just downloaded Photomatix and played around with it a little. Dont really know how to make it perfect but i think my first few HDR's came out ok. Let me know what you guys/gals think!
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Old Feb 9, 2010, 11:11 AM   #2
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Got rid of the watermarks.. btw do you think the photos are too over the top???
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Old Feb 9, 2010, 11:23 AM   #3
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It seem pretty good for a first try
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There just isnt enough punch in the pics. The black arent black. I used a bit of Exposure and then Shadow/Highlight.
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Im playing around with the settings in my iphoto but i cant seem to get the black on the tiger like you did. Do i need to over or underexpose the photo? and do i apply more shadow or more highlight? Btw your edited photo looks better =)
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ok just played around a little more and i think i got them right.
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There's still some softness in your pps. Bynx version has more punch. May be you can play with contrast:

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In Photoshop under Adjustment -- Exposure -- Gamma Correct -- I just gave it a tweak to make the blacks black. Then I used Shadow/Highlight to bring out the detail in those darkened shadow areas.
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It seem that there is a haze higher up on your pictures that take away (as Bynx so correctly puts it) the punch imo. But for being your first try's, well done.
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bynx's edit is still the most pleasing version for my eyes. it gives enough punch to give it interest without going too far.
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