Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Post Your Photos > HDR

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Jul 28, 2011, 12:19 AM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 80
Default St. Lucia Sunset

Taken from the beach at Calabash Cove near Castries. Canon T2i, Tokina 11-16mm at 11mm.

C&C Welcome!

cjp87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Jul 28, 2011, 2:56 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
JeannieBug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Oregon, USA
Posts: 650
Default

That is beautiful!

Long exposure, yes?
JeannieBug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 28, 2011, 8:25 AM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 80
Default

Thanks, and yep, 1.5, 6, and 25 seconds for the exposures.
cjp87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 29, 2011, 4:29 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
JeannieBug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Oregon, USA
Posts: 650
Default

Oh, is it three images layered into one? That's awesome!

After hearing such great things in this forum, I went ahead and downloaded the AutoHDR program. I haven't had a chance to use it yet, as I haven't done any bracketing. But your photo is inspirational!
JeannieBug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 2, 2011, 10:25 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Mugmar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 3,157
Default

Very peaceful looking. nice vivid colors
__________________
MUG's Flickr

MAR's Flickr
Mugmar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 8, 2011, 8:19 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
pj1974's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Posts: 2,914
Default

Superb blend of colours!

I'm surprised there is not a bit more detail in the rock in the right foreground.

Well done with the composition and post processing.

Paul
pj1974 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 8, 2011, 10:43 PM   #7
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 80
Default

Thanks for the kind words, all. It really was a beautiful place.

For some reason when I did the processing (Photoshop CS5s Merge to HDR, which I'm not very familiar with, used to use Photomatix), I had to turn down the exposure on the shadows to get the clouds to look clean.
cjp87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 9, 2011, 2:47 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
tswen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 379
Default

cjp87,

The photo is just stunning, and I think the rock the way it is, is perfect. To me it's one of those areas that HDR really doesn't help the photo in that particular instance, in my opinion i would keep the photo as is.
tswen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 13, 2011, 10:35 AM   #9
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 57
Default

Great photo.
To me this is "the whole point of HDR".
I see you used a large exposure range, and yet got a shot with good color and contrast.
You avoided that "washed out" look (which I unfortunately get all too often with HDR).
Despite the long exposure, you also still captured some detail in the water (also a typically failure of HDR and panorama combinations).
Now I have something to strive for...
SnapCrazy is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 2:49 AM.