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Old Nov 17, 2010, 6:17 AM   #1
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Hello HDR forum, long time no see :P

Snapped this a couple of hours ago while the sun was slowly rising.

I ran this through Photomatix 4 , DPHDR and HDR Efex Pro and I gotta say that HDR Efex Pro really had the edge on this one.

3 shots 1EV spacing through HDR Efex Pro then vignette in Lightroom



EDIT: oh, I forgot the biddle exposure

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Old Nov 17, 2010, 10:01 AM   #2
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Too much noticeable ghosting around the trees, horizon.
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Old Nov 17, 2010, 2:30 PM   #3
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There's a number of things I like about this shot, but a couple of things I don't. There's significant halo effect around the trees and horizon and that always bothers me, but looking at your middle exposure, it's not completely surprising. Did your darkest exposure have much color in the sky on the right, where the trees are?

The other thing that distracted me right away was the CA (red/blue) evident around the tree on the left (the one that's cut back). Since you can use HDR Efex from Lightroom and it will export with LR changes, try going to each frame you used for this and use LR's feature to correct the CA first, before you do the HDR. Not every frame will have the same CA (or at least that's what I've found with my own pictures and your middle exposure has some but not as much as your merged picture). It would be worth it to try doing that to see if it makes a difference.

I do like the scene, but then I like frosty mornings and winter scenes.
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wow...thanks alot for the critique ! I must be blind or something :O
right off the bat when I read what you seen, I was seeing it too - haha

The wonderful thing about HDR Efex is that you can get a lot more different results compared to DPHDR and Photomatix, at least in my opinion.
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Old Nov 18, 2010, 7:17 AM   #5
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So here's the revamped HDR... just processed different and better PP
That lens has some serious chromatic aberrations :S

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