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Old Jun 3, 2010, 9:07 AM   #1
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Old Jun 3, 2010, 10:22 AM   #2
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Hi Alex,

It can be helpful to say what software/techniques you used and post the middle or 0ev shots for comparison.

Just looking at the results, you've avoided the halos which is the most common mistake and they're not overdone although I'd like to see a bit more detail recovered in the shadows.

Only real problem (possibly) is that the greens look a bit bright to my eyes.
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Used photomatix. Being a beginner I have no idea what a halo is. I'd appreciate if you could explain thanks
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A halo is an artefact that can be created by the software around the edges of objects which makes it look like bits of the image are glowing (or have a halo).

There is a good guide to using Photomatix in the Sticky at the top of this section.

Technically, the software works by lightening/darkening each bit of the image based on the 'neighbouring pixels' and around the edges of objects it doesn't always do the best job. When it darkens the sky for example, it might not darken it as much around the building which will give the building a halo. Just google for HDR pictures and you'll be able to spot some with pretty severe halos easily enough

Incidentally, your 0ev shots don't really have any significant clipped highlights/shadows so pseudoHDR is an option. This is with my program on high detail, quality boost, other settings on default if you want a natural look. I think you can do something similar in Photomatix but need a RAW image, not a JPG and can then obviously get all the arty extras that Photomatix offers.

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i see, thanks for the info
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