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Old Sep 13, 2009, 9:02 PM   #1
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I have been out of touch for a while. My computer went down, six years old, and I have been acquiring a new computer and getting it in gear. I had backup hard drive but manually selected files to load on new computer as clean up.

I did this Pano test for fun. The first is standard pano while the seconed was made from photos done with HDR standard.

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It is difficult to evaluate a pano of this size, but which do you prefer?
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Old Sep 13, 2009, 9:26 PM   #2
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Welcome back Ed. I prefer the first panoramic shot. Don't really know why, but that one appeals to me a bit more.
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Kind of like the three bears - the first is too dark, the second too light, so something in between should be just right.
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Ed, I like the mood of #1 and the detail of #2.

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great that you used a custom WB. most would use auto and complain with the outcome
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I think I agree with penolta - the first is darker than I like. The second I like much better in that regard, but lacks as much contrast as I like - that's pretty typical of HDR. I think I'd probably take the first one into Lightroom then change the exposure to lighten it. Or else take the second one and add a curves adjustment to add a bit more contrast, perhaps adjust the blacks. I really like the extra detail in the second one.
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I like the picture, but do agree with Penolta and Harriet. I did a quickie in CS, a slight curves adjustment to increase contrast a tad on #1. Hope you dont mind.

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I agree with Penolta and Harriet.
Kjell's version makes it come alive.

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I prefered the first one, too. Although, it seems to have a gray film over it. Kjell's fix fine tuned that.

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I, too, prefer #1 with a richer array of light and shade interplay, whereas in #2 the foliage seems to have been washed out. Actually, I consider tone mapping the relatively easier part of the job compared to the painstaking refinement session in the Photoshop. In this regard I appreciate Kjell's effort.
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