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Old Dec 6, 2010, 7:31 AM   #1
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Snow was reigning down from the heavens yesterday, making it impossible to try out my newly bought D300, but today the weather was just perfect a little stroll.

The improved continuous burst is really helping the handholding-HDRs very much !

This is 5 frames merged in HDR Efex Pro and minor fine-tuning in Lightroom 3.

Hope you enjoy and don't be afraid to say what comes to mind !



I also made this crop... what do you think? un-cropped or cropped?

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Old Dec 6, 2010, 10:14 AM   #2
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Definitely prefer the cropped version - too many little twigs in the top of the full version. Only bit I'd try and 'fix' is the bright white face of the house in the background which distracts a bit. Something about HDR snow looks really alien which I like. I guess it's because even the eye can't adjust to all that bright white so we never normally see such detail in it.
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Old Dec 6, 2010, 10:22 AM   #3
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Thanks for your insights. Yes, I was thinking the same thing with the snow. The main reason because I wanted to get a HDR of snow was because of Walter_C's snowy HDR which to me looks like a 3D-rendition of a scene you would see in a preview for a new video game or something

I'm actually trying to fix that scene in the background. Somehow the pic is a lot brighter on the web
Although to be fair. The sun is aimed right at that house, and there really is no texture in it. It's pretty much completely flat surface and the fact it's white (re-painted earlier this spring too) doesnt help.
It was hard to see in camera and in real life as well if there'd be anything to capture
Actually, looking at the darkest frame there's no real information in that wall, it's washed out already there....Damn sun
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Old Dec 7, 2010, 12:35 AM   #4
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It an interesting shot which bothers me somewhat. The foreground (cabin, snow and bare branches) appears (to my eye) to be superimposed on a background of green trees, etc. -- although my mind tells me its not the case.
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the crop does work better but personally i would go a tad more from the top
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+1 simple comment.
And i'm not sure about the black framing.
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I was looking at this today and cropped the first picture right above the roof line of the bottom house, then took what I had left over on the bottom and made them both into seperate pics. Well I liked the results as the top house is framed through the woods (bunches of twigs and all included), and the bottom one held its own as a pic without all the color being there. Well you might look at that as a possibility, but it is just a thought.
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Wow, thats amazing, I love it, the hut looks grrrrrreat. No 2 crop for me. Fab.
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khmp50 - yes, i also tried doing those crops but ended up not posting them for some reason. But I was actually suprised that there was actually two pictures in one , haha

condorman - thanks alot for you comment greatly appreciated
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I tried out the trial version of DPHDR 5 and I must say... I love it
The new fusion is great to make your natural HDRs.
With this I could make the scene look damn close to what I saw when taking the picture which is really great for people who want those kinds of HDRs..
So if you are a HDR nut with the love for over-the-top-grunge-feel...This is NOT for you in my opinion. Photomatix and HDR Efex Pro is a much more versatile tool to make a grungy HDR, but when it comes to "hey-this-is-what-I-saw-HDRs", DPHDR is as close as I can come.

I hope you enjoy it.
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