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Old May 8, 2010, 9:41 AM   #11
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Heck , this doesnt look nice or beautifull ,its proffesional!Jeeez!
It almost makes me wanna get a tripod , which wasnt in my assesories list.
WIll try to do something similar , but I doubt It be as good as yours.
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Old May 8, 2010, 10:06 AM   #12
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Edufloyd, your photo's are truely awesome and thank you for the HDR guidelines.
Thanks so much Paul!
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Old May 8, 2010, 10:17 AM   #13
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Heck , this doesnt look nice or beautifull ,its proffesional!Jeeez!
It almost makes me wanna get a tripod , which wasnt in my assesories list.
WIll try to do something similar , but I doubt It be as good as yours.
Thanks a lot Hrvoje!
Get that tripod and do it, i'm sure you will love HDRing!
My first attempts were about 6 month ago and were awful, i started using a free software called Qtpfsgui and i didn't like the result at all but it's my personal taste because lots of people use it with great results.To me everything changed when i start to use Photomatix, i really love the more natural look of the tone mapped image.
Thanks again mate!
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Great work, Edu (by-the-way, your English is far from poor and your explanation was very clear).I've tried HDR processing but I can't seem to achieve decent results. I think the trick perhaps is the post-post processing (CS3 in your case). I'm not crazy about HDR because it tends to produce images that are not real (or may I say, not how our eyes see them). Shadows are part of life and when one brings too much detail under the shadow, it becomes unrealistic. But, that's very personal, isn't it?
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Old May 8, 2010, 12:06 PM   #15
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I'm not crazy about HDR because it tends to produce images that are not real (or may I say, not how our eyes see them). Shadows are part of life and when one brings too much detail under the shadow, it becomes unrealistic. But, that's very personal, isn't it?
Thanks mate!
I think most HDR are overdone and people tend to make an HDR on every shot taken, i think not every shot it's situed for HDR, for that rason some HDR has a solarized and plastic/unreal look that most poeople don't like IMHO.
I think using the software correctly, i mean not over the top, you can bring details, textures and tones missed in the middle/original shot.
After all you are right Tullio, it's a matter of tastes
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The problem with your photos was that you failed to adjust the WB to the incandescent or tungsten preset or used a custom WB. That caused to overall yellow appearance to your photos.

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Edufloyd, thank you for your tutorial!!! I shall surely try again this week and hope for better results!!! Youre very kind to share the technique with us.

Sarah, I had set WB on shade. The problem is those outdoor lights are actually yellow, but I will try with a different setting for sure.
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Shade is not the correct WB setting for night shots. Shade should be used in bright daylight when the object is under a heavy shade (which is different than cloudy). This is to eliminate any possible blueish cast the camera may produce in auto WB. For night shots, the WB should be adjusted for the type of street light (usually tungsten or fluorescent).
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Old May 11, 2010, 3:29 PM   #18
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Tried Eduflyods turtorial.
First to say , tripod is a must have Generally , I get the idea how to make a HDR with Photomatix. Software is quite easy to understand , turtorial is short and usefull.

this is my (shaky) sample

all in all , one of the most usefull treads Ive seen.
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Hi hrvoje xyz!
You have aligning problems. Did you use a tripod?
Remember to check on the option "by matching features" on the ALIGNING SOURCE IMAGES box as well as "background movments" on the ATTEMPT TO REDUCE GHOSTING ARTiFACTS box and also check that detection is on HIGH.
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Old May 12, 2010, 3:58 AM   #20
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No , I didnt use it couse I dont have it . Yet. Tripod would definitly help , I took a shot , bring camera closer to me , change bracket setting and then , tryied to make same shot as before .

One more thing , I didnt quite get your explanation , although its very helpful , so Ill tell what I did:

changed aperture to 8 , set correct WB.
turned off automatic stabilizer
set ISO to 80

-I set "auto bracket" setting to +-1.
-set "exposure" to -1 , took a shot , set it to +1, shoot.
I didnt delete any thing.
Every picture I had I put in photomatix.I got 6 photos.
Maybe I did something wrong, but I didnt get so many photos to erasa doubles.When I view it on my cam , It says I have :
-2 -1 (nothing written) +1 (nothing written) +2
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