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Old Jul 9, 2009, 9:43 PM   #1
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Took these images at sunset across Long Island Sound on my travels to New York in June. K20D + DA* 16-50 mm

My attemt at HDR (3 image composite) which allowed the back lit sea grass to be exposed.


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Old Jul 9, 2009, 10:17 PM   #2
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Good work! I like the HDR effect of this picture. The sea grass is nicely placed and the mono-tonality of the sky, water and beach colors make the light parts of the sky and sea grass stand out. It also gives it a winter like look.

Nice sunset in # 2.

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Both are beautiful. You did a great job on the HDR. My hubby keeps playing around with it and trying to get me. I just haven't had much free time to learn anything that new lately.

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the first one i love, its all shiney silver and futuristic looking, im waiting for the spacehip to appear from the clouds, but the second one i dont like at all (sorry) it looks to murky and brown for my taste
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Well done mate! Actually, HDR is the way to go with scenarios like #1, especially, when the foreground detail and colour are required as the components of the composition as you also put it above. Still, I'd suggest a high radius low amount sharpening (R %15-A %25) for contrast and some vibrance boost say about %10.
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marvelous work on the first one, the second one is just great

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I like em jelpee.
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Old Jul 10, 2009, 10:11 PM   #8
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Thanks Lou, Patty, Kazuya, Bahadir, Ronny and GW. At first I wasn't sure I liked the surreal appearance of the HDR image. It was a beautiful Summer evening on Long Island sound, and hardly the Winter scene that it looks like. I prefer a more natural look to my images--I used the auto settings in PSP for the HDR and this is what resulted.
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