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Old Apr 5, 2010, 12:58 AM   #11
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a little over-the-top could be what someone might have had in mind, for an effect that they wished to achieve.
As long as your happy i like all types of hdr as long as it is done right
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Old Apr 5, 2010, 2:50 AM   #12
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Nice composition with reflections and repetitive elements leading to the structures giving a sense of rhythm and a sense of tranquilty meanwhile, which makes the spectator look into.
The sky is not boring and has things to say to the beholder. Yet, it also looks a bit messed up to me regarding the colours and the pp on it. I suggest selecting the sky only to increase the saturation of the blue and then find a matching blue colour in the colour box and apply it on the selected area with the brush tool not exceeding the opacity of %25 so as not to lose the features of the sky.
As for the ground, I think it requires a little bit more contrast and a little bit more sharpness which can be achieved in a single action of a relatively high 'Radius' and low 'Amount' of smart sharpening.

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Old Apr 5, 2010, 11:19 AM   #13
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It really depends on what your aim is with the processing. If you want a realistic looking representation of the view, this isn't it. It looks more fantasy than realistic, but that's OK, too, especially if that was your aim. The picture doesn't have halos (always something I object to regardless of one's aim with the processing). I'm not crazy about the color of the sky at the top (could be the uncalibrated monitor I'm using at the moment though). And I do agree with Bahadir that some USM with a big radius and a low amount would provide a little extra contrast. The picture has lots of pop, but has little feeling of depth (I was going to use the word "flat" but realized that many photographers use that for more than just describing a picture dimensionally, one that looks like its all on one plane) - I assume that's the look you were trying for. It's not my taste, but that doesn't mean that this picture isn't well done, it is.
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Old Apr 6, 2010, 11:31 PM   #14
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as mtngal said, everyone has their own tastes, that seems especially true with HDR.

that said, i find it a pleasing composition and while not realistic in presentation, i find the processing pleasing to the eye. which i am perfectly happy with, as this kind of photography is more art for me than photojournalism. well done, enjoyable view.
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Old Apr 12, 2010, 8:09 PM   #15
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I think you did a really nice job.
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Old Apr 12, 2010, 8:30 PM   #16
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gives me the feeling that it is a painting, but i like it.
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It looks nice for digital art. The elements mixed in to the shot. Over all you did a very nice artistic rendition of a hdr, so if that was the aspect you were starving for. You hit your objective
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Old Apr 13, 2010, 7:33 AM   #18
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It looks nice for digital art. The elements mixed in to the shot. Over all you did a very nice artistic rendition of a hdr, so if that was the aspect you were starving for. You hit your objective
Shoturtle,

My aim was to have the photo rendered in a more artistic vein, and I had thought that I might have been a little too strong. But the more I look at it, the more I do like it the way that it is. I am somewhat of a woodworker, also, and am seriously considering framing a large print of it. Thanks to you (and to everyone else who took the time to respond).

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