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Old Jun 21, 2011, 1:52 AM   #11
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I have to say I admire your restraint and taste in using HDR as a means of enhancing pictures. You didn't over do any of them.
Thank you for your kind comment, Barberian.

It would be easy to "pull all the levers" all the way, and get pictures with this well known and characteristic HDR-look, but I feel that HDR - for me anyway - is more of a tool to get what I want, than a primary way of expression. Every man his own look is my theory.

Thanks again for commenting.

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Walter

P.S.: Dont get me wrong in my teory about the use of HDR. (its not always easy to express one self precisely, in a foreign language - one misse out in the fine definitions, sometimes) I also like a good HDR which shows this particular HDR-look. It's just not me.

But, I must (shamefully) admit, when I first started out with HDR about 2 years ago, I went more or less "bananas" with it, experimented with it and thought what a cool look that software can produce! Like this scene here (of which I am NOT proud of today...): http://forums.steves-digicams.com/pa...re-i-live.html



But there are som good ones out there.
For instance, I really like vvcarpio's very good and interesting NYC-series. He has found his own style, which is highly appealing.

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Old Jun 21, 2011, 2:02 AM   #12
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Another one from roughly about the same place...


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Again, it was the sunlight, filtered through the treetops, that cought my eye. I wanted to catch the somewhat calm and peaceful mood of the graveyard.

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The middle exposure, according to Martin Sykes request




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All very nice - any chance you could post a small version of the middle exposure with each one so we can seen what a 'normal' shot would have looked like?
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...any chance you could post a small version of the middle exposure with each one so we can seen what a 'normal' shot would have looked like?
Done and hope you like it, Martin! Will have to try to remember always enclose the Median-file in the future.

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Thanks Walter - really shows what a difference HDR can make. There's definiely a place for an HDR middle-ground which uses the technique to turn what the camera can capture into what we can see without it becoming unreal.
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I agree with Barbarian. As long as it is used sparingly, HDR has a place in photography. Your use of it has certainly livened up the scenery - well done.
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Thanks banksy!
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Another on from almost the same place:


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Same church as picture 7 but from another angle. Again, this is a panorama stitched together of 2 HDR's (each of 5 different exposures).

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The median-file (middle exposure) of one of the sides in the panorama.




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This one is not really a good photo, it has no primary object. All it is, is a view... (but it's a HDR - and a pano..)
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Again, a panorama stitched 2 HDR's

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A peek into somones backyard....


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Stitched panorama - 2 HDR's

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Nice series. The greens in the first then the next are what grabbed me. Seems like a very relaxing stroll.
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