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Old May 21, 2010, 5:01 AM   #1
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Tried out some HDR on a tulip... it's very difficult... you'll see some minor ghosting, but its absolutely impossible to not having it sway a bit...
It was less than 1m/s winds coming in every other minute but it still had some pendulum effect to it's stem, so...

Pic #1

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Pic #2

Tone Compressor; Photomatix



Pic #3

Details Enhancer; Photomatix



Pic #4

Smooth Compressor; Dynamic Photo HDR



Here's pic #4 with a more natural yellow to the tulip since it got a very harsh orange from the HDR.



I hope that this was to anybody's liking.
Critique is welcome !
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Old May 21, 2010, 7:14 AM   #2
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Can you explain why the first picture needs HDR at all, in your opinion?
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Old May 21, 2010, 7:31 AM   #3
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Hehe I see what you're getting at... It's merely an experiment, not a question of what would be better. Not in this case.

It seems that flowers maybe is a weak participent of HDR because of the lightning involved when shooting them.

Hopefully I'll find something more suitable for HDR in the near future.
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I think HDR actually improves every image. Where applied the detail is subtle but definately better. Check the dark browns in the inside. The better treatment of the yellow petals. Its not a particularly interesting arrangement or composition but its definately an interesting comparison between the different techniques. Thanks.
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I think HDR actually improves every image. Where applied the detail is subtle but definately better. Check the dark browns in the inside. The better treatment of the yellow petals. Its not a particularly interesting arrangement or composition but its definately an interesting comparison between the different techniques. Thanks.
This is basically exactly what I feel as well when it comes to HDRs.

My personal favourite of these variations is the latter, with the altered hue of the petals into their original color. As Bynx points out the centre definetly have improved detail over the first.

I grant you the composition isnt anything special. I wanted to try out HDR, havent done it in a long time so it was very spontanious and for that Im sorry.

And also, when looking at the middle exposure I dont see that this NEEDS HDR. But HDR is more than a "need HDR" situation. It can just add that little extra something that the image needs for greater depth, in my opinion here.
Not much, but it still shows.
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