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Old Jul 13, 2013, 12:36 PM   #1
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Hi Folks,

Here is my latest contribution which is a 9 shot hdr.
It was processed in Photomatix and Lr4.
The photo was taken on the Island of Brac near the town of Supetar.


I Think I am starting to get the hang of this.
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Old Jul 18, 2013, 12:06 PM   #2
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My, this is just stunning! Really enjoyed this, thanks for sharing it.
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Old Jul 27, 2013, 9:06 AM   #3
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Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I'm glad you mentioned how many shots you used -- 9 -- because in the past I only used 5. Thank you. The HDR software I use, Dynamic Photo HDR, I notice tends to clip highs especially in skies. (I replace skies anyway with a single shot so it didn't matter in my workflow. Anyway...) When I tried using 7 shots recently, I noticed the clipped highs mostly disappeared.

In this forum I remember there was discussion in the past about how many shots are ideal for HDR -- 3, 5, or more, and if I remember right 7 or more may be overkill.

But now I think not. I'm thinking on the one hand maybe if I can figure out the perfect gradation of f-stops between exposures (+2.0, +1.0, 0, +1, +2, etc. for example) given a high contrast scene I can avoid clipped highs. Or on the other hand I can just use 7 or 9 or more shots. I just have to make sure my camera doesn't pitch, yaw, or roll on my tripod when I make the manual f-stop adjustments between shots.

Very nice shot and final image.
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Hi Folks,

Thankyou for the nice comments. I did 9 exposures at 1 ev spacing per frame. I think the key is to get the dark -4 so you dont blow highlights and the +4 for all the details in the dark areas. I also think that the important thing is to look at the histogram in photomatix and setting the sliders until you can get close to the scene as you remember it.
I think maybe 7 exposures might have done the trick but I like the way this turned out.
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Very dramatic, great composition.
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