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Old Jul 11, 2012, 12:20 PM   #1
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This is a HDR photo I processed with Photomatix of the Terrace Hill Mansion in Des Moines, IA. I used my Canon eos 60d with kit lense using bracketing mode & hand held.
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Old Jul 11, 2012, 4:25 PM   #2
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With the proper lens the composition would look better if the whole building was visible.
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Did you align the images before processing? To me it looks out of focus.
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I edited my post to say that I did this shot hand held. My photomatix program is supposed to automatically align my shots. But what do you think of the shot HDR-wise?
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As Bynx said it would have been better with the whole of the building. I tried cropping the tree on the right, I think it gives a better balance. The sky and trees look natural but the brickwork? In general I am not a great lover of HDR (but as said elsewhere on this forum I could be wrong 49% of the time!).
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there isnt a problem with aligning by Photomatix. Its the leaning inwards of the building that doesnt look right. You have to do that yourself. Its just lens distortion.
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Appreciate the helpful suggestions. I'm still learning the HDR process and am by no means the best photographer in the world. I do love the way HDR makes photos look and am enjoying picture taking a lot more because of it.
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