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Old Nov 16, 2009, 3:42 PM   #1
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I took pictures of Lake Henneside last weekend. All images are ran through Dynamic Photo HDR. C&C welcome. Thanks!

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Old Nov 16, 2009, 3:53 PM   #2
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Very nice! I especially like #3 and the path along the lake draws me into the scene.

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Old Nov 16, 2009, 3:59 PM   #3
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Thanks, bhammitt! It was also unseasonably warm so no jackets required .
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Stunning shots VV. Im glad you took up picture taking.
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Old Nov 16, 2009, 9:10 PM   #5
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Stunning shots VV. Im glad you took up picture taking.
Thanks, Bynx! Your comments are very encouraging.
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Old Nov 16, 2009, 9:23 PM   #6
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Just to add some comments -- and another picture taken by my wife...

You can barely see my wife in #2 -- she is standing atop the grassy mound on the left.

bhammitt, I'm sure there aren't any posionous snakes otherwise they would have posted signs but we found this, a freshwater snake. It slid off the branch of a log and into the lake when it was alerted by our arrival then poked its head above the surface to watch us. My wife took this picture of the snake:



The photographer in the top right corner of #4 is my wife. She is now also into photography as a hobby and likes taking closeup pictures of nature.

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Old Nov 16, 2009, 9:47 PM   #7
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#3 gave the best and most natural HDR result.
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Old Nov 17, 2009, 3:13 AM   #8
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All are nice scenery-shots:

- #1 is too dark for my taste. The row of trees in the background is just one mass and too compact IMO.

- In #2 the hill om the right could do with a bit of lightening, but its a lovely shot otherwise.

- #3 is by far your best HDR-rendering and a good composition as well, with friendly colors and a great perspective with that path by the water leading your eye gently along the edge. Well placed leaning trees, exactly where they should be!

- #4 is so special with the reflection, of the scenery behind, as the main subject. Intriguing motive and well handled composition. I like those color-spots of your wife's shoulder-bag and hat - it works very well!


The shot of the snake is a difficult one to handle because of low contrast and the AF of a camera would have trouble focusing in the mirrowing environment. I like the black rings around the protruding object of the water-surface. Nice take!

P.S.: I have taken a copy of your #4 and turned it upside-down - it works perfectly as well. I dont want to post it though without your consent.

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#3 gave the best and most natural HDR result.
Thanks, Walter C! So far that day was the most perfect day we've had for shooting nature -- unseasonably warm, very bright sunlight at an angle (I was able to shoot at 1/1250 speed at times), and no wind to sway the tree branches. I wish everyday was like that .
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Old Nov 17, 2009, 11:51 AM   #10
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Walter S, I regenerated the HDR images for #1 and #2 with some adjustments to the controls to brighten them up a bit. I hope it's enough. In any case, I know what to do now should I decide to tweak later.

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I also rotated #3 (feel free to make modifications to my images next time around ) and oh boy you're right -- I didn't think of doing that before. I am now torn as to which one to use when we order our second book at blurb.com. I like the rotated version better but the reader of our (soon-to-be-printed) book can always turn the book upside-down... Ah, decisions, decisions!

Thanks a lot for all the comments you made!

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