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Old Oct 11, 2011, 5:37 PM   #1
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At a loose end tonight,so I thought I'd have a quick try at a "Night HDR"...
Not easy in the wind..!!!
The Prince Madog getting ready to leave Menai Bridge...
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Old Oct 11, 2011, 8:54 PM   #2
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Your highlights are still blown. You should have taken a couple more underexposed shots to get some detail there. At the same time a couple longer exposures would have picked up more details in the darker areas.
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 1:01 AM   #3
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Yes, it has blown highlights and dark areas lacking detail. But it doesn't matter from my aesthetic view. This is one of the better night HDRs I've seen. When one views a scene (not a photo) like this one's eyes are dazzled by the brights & their reflections and there are dark areas with little or no detail. Simon40 chose to create a night image, not something that was in the unreal nether region between night and day like most night HDRs.

Two suggestions. I'd attempt to reduce the dazzle of white light against the forward bulkhead (seen to the left and right of the prominent large piling at the right end of the dock). They're distractions because of their size and not being a direct light source.

Don't know if my second suggestion would help, I'd have to see the results to decide. I'd try to darken or eliminate the lights clustered on the background hills, seen at 2 o'clock from the ship's bridge. Seems the building on the ridge would be enough to give the image depth without distraction.
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 5:28 AM   #4
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Thanks for critiques chaps- indeed,highlight are still blown out! I was restricted to fairly short exposures here because it was rather windy..lol...
Itdont'- take your point about the lights in the hill..
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