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Old Apr 2, 2012, 8:36 PM   #11
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Flyhigh, I think it's all about what you find the most pleasing. That's what matters the most.

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Old Apr 3, 2012, 2:40 PM   #12
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It looks like you recovered a lot of highlights. Both hat and shirt look over exposed on the original )last pic). The question is, did AutoHDR recovered the highlights or Picasa did? I definitely like the very first pic best.
Hi Tullio, that HDR is not exactly real image. This one is more realistic, but a bit saturated though (i deleted that old image's picasa edition, edited this one today only with picasa from original) :


I over exposed several photos that day, the day itself was very bright and there was huge contrast between the lower(ground) and upper half of any photo i took. Otherwise peoples' faces were getting totally dark.

This type of grassless play grounds always bug me while taking images lol. Here is another example from the field. Any suggestions to get a less contrasty image in situations like these ?

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DR is a limitation of most P&S because of their small sensor. As a result, high contrast conditions are always very challenging. If you properly expose the shaded areas, you over expose everything else and vice-verse. What true HDR does is helping balance those conditions out. You take pictures with different exposures (at least three images: one very under exposed, which preserves the highlights; one in between to reserve mid tones and one over exposed but preserving the shades) and then combine them into one. However, many editors now offer a "fake" HDR processing, using one single image. The result most of the time is a flat image because all the shadows get highlighted so you loose the three dimensional effect. That's the HDR effect that I dislike.
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Old Apr 4, 2012, 3:48 PM   #14
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thanks for the explanation. i am not going to get dslr anytime soon, and i think fz35 does very good job in most situations for a P&S and for my purposes.
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I did suggest that you should get a DSLR. I was simply pointing out the fact that DR is more limited on P&S cameras. The FZs are great cameras, capable of producing DSLR-quality images.
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Old Apr 4, 2012, 11:50 PM   #16
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Wow! Amazing! I would never have thought it was an HDR image; what a difference!

Absolutely a POD!
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