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Old May 7, 2013, 2:26 PM   #1
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Default Cedar Falls, Hocking Hills, OH

Technically this is a 16 image composition (4 different exposures x 4 redundant frames to increase dynamic range by 3 stops and reduce noise to effectively ISO 25). While I could have processed this HDR photo to have an "HDR Look," I preferred not to because I still wanted it to be natural looking.

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Old May 14, 2013, 5:43 AM   #2
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its a lovely exposure and i love the shape of the waterfall, almost almond shaped, snaking down the mountian in slow motion. looks like a sculpture.

I would try cropping out some of (not all) of the foreground. theres too much and it dwarfs, and takes away from the waterfall.
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Old May 16, 2013, 1:55 PM   #3
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Stunnig...how did you process those 16 images?

Photoshop's Merge To HDR gives me some pretty bad results, too artificial.
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Old May 17, 2013, 12:32 PM   #4
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I used Luminance HDR, open source software. It has I think 8/9 different HDR algorithms and a couple of them are more about blending than the "HDR Look." I also used Raw Therapee to process it after merging.
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