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Old Jan 2, 2011, 11:19 PM   #1
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Each of these was processed from a bracketed set of 3 exposures using picturenaut. The first one in Maloneys Beach in the south of NSW, where my parents-in-law live. The others are Coffs Harbour, in the north of NSW, where we stayed on our drive home.

I think the first one was taken with the camera on the fence post; for the others I climbed around the rocks in the semi-dark and positioned the camera on rocks. Using the 2 second timer it can take a stable set of 3 exposures without using a tripod.

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Old Jan 3, 2011, 4:54 AM   #2
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really nice scenery but i think that they came out a little bit dark especially 2 and 3 what were your settings

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Old Jan 3, 2011, 6:34 AM   #3
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Thanks geoper2, they are a bit dark. Looking back at the source exposures, I'm thinking I should have increased the exposure right across the board.

It's probably feasible also to work with the settings in picturenaut to generate final images that are substantially lighter.
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Nice work, Mick-

I especially like the shore photos.

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I rather like the dark look, very dramatic. You did a good job with the HDR and kept them looking natural. One suggestion on ocean shots - try to keep the horizon level, it can be distracting, especially in shot #1. You can fix it by rotating and cropping using PP software.
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Good point saly - I should have straightened the horizon on the final image. Picasa has a super-easy way to do that which crops as it goes.
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