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Old Apr 15, 2010, 6:33 PM   #1
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I shot these two windows yesterday. Each are made up from 5 jpegs and Photomatix.
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Old Apr 15, 2010, 9:54 PM   #2
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the stained glass comes through exactly if i were standing 3 feet from it and looking at it. so that is just perfect.

i just don't like the stray colored light on the blocks around it, they seem almost random and unnatural.
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The stray color is the beauty of HDR. Its the light coming through from the outside, through the glass and onto the wall around the window. And 3 feet is just about right. I was standing in the middle between the two windows. As you enter the church eastward through the secondary entrance the windows are located on the north and south walls just inside the door.
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Old Apr 15, 2010, 10:13 PM   #4
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actually i must edit what i said. my stupid netbook was on power-save mode, which wasn't giving me full range of colors. once i fixed that it looks much much more like what i would expect at 3 feet. sorry for that technical mishap.
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Old Apr 15, 2010, 10:33 PM   #5
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Looks completely natural, just the way it should look.
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Old Apr 15, 2010, 11:53 PM   #6
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very nice bynx you mention a 5 shot what jumps did you use?
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I use 3 clicks of the fstop for each shot. Thats on each side of the average 'normal' shot. I have to stop and figure out what each click means. I'll get back to you on that.
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Well done my friend! Perfect exposure attained by your skillful hdr process does justice to the stained glass which renders the heavenly glow inside as if through rubies and emeralds...
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Old Apr 16, 2010, 6:37 AM   #9
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Thank you. This completes the last windows from St. Georges Church in Oshawa. My next one is St. Gregory the Great. Stay tuned.
From 1/1000 second shutter speed each click is 2X the speed. Whatever Fstop you choose, it remains the same.

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A very nice set of pictures, and I think they look very natural. As far as your clicks, does your camera do 1/3 or 1/2 stops?
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