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Old May 23, 2010, 8:22 PM   #1
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Default First HDR post. Sunset over Yellow Creek

This is my first attempt at an HDR photo. I'm not sure if it's good or not.

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Old May 23, 2010, 8:39 PM   #2
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There's some lack of detail. It doesn't look like an HDR. You can work with lighting levels:

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Old May 23, 2010, 9:00 PM   #3
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I like the original. It looks very natural and that's the type of look I really like. While you have lost quite a bit of detail in the reeds, I don't mind that with a sunset picture, especially one that includes the sun.
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Old May 23, 2010, 9:28 PM   #4
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Redo. Downloaded Photomatix and gave it a shot...i love the way this version turned out
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Much better!
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Old May 23, 2010, 10:23 PM   #6
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Thanks for the inspiration of your first post ordo, your image made me want to find a better way to make the photo. I used Photoshop CS5 merge to HDR pro in the first photo i posted. I don't think i'll ever use it again seeing the results. After downloading the trial of Photomatix and seeing the results i don't think i've ever got out the Visa card so quickly to buy software
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Good to know about CS5 vs. photomatix (I haven't tried CS5 yet, guess it's HDR is still not up to snuff compared to the dedicated HDR software). I like your second version, it combines the good things of your first picture with the ideas that Ordo brought up.
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Both version look good but the second one really stands out, good work.
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your latest posting really looks great. details are there, but looks natural, a nice scene well done on all accounts.
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Your latest version does it for me! Wonderful HDR work, but not to much, it still looks real - and that's exactly the way I love HDR's
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