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Old Mar 1, 2008, 10:39 AM   #1
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Old Mar 1, 2008, 4:32 PM   #2
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Nice shot Tbay. I wish you could have done an HDR of it. But its very good as is.
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Old Mar 1, 2008, 4:32 PM   #3
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Very tasteful and well exposed night shot of this famous edifice
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Old Mar 1, 2008, 5:08 PM   #4
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Nice shot Tbay. I wish you could have done an HDR of it. But its very good as is.
Showing my ignorance, but what is an "HDR"?
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Old Mar 1, 2008, 9:38 PM   #5
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Nice shot Tbay. I wish you could have done an HDR of it. But its very good as is.
Showing my ignorance, but what is an "HDR"?
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It's' where you take three photo, one under exposed, one normal and one over exposed and blend them all together to make one picture.

Personally I like your shot the way it is but then I haven't become a big fan of HDR's, yet anyway.
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Old Mar 2, 2008, 12:06 PM   #6
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A really niceshot, great exposure, I tried this in HDR, I think yours is better.
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Old Mar 2, 2008, 10:47 PM   #7
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HDR is High Dynamic Range. You take exposures 3 fstops apart from very under exposed to very over exposed with the correct average exposure somewhere in the middle. Then, using Photomatic Pro you assemble the various exposures and it produces a single photo with all areas correctly exposured. Its not difficult at all and can produce some very nice effective shots. With an HDR of your photo of Tower Bridge you would get some clouds in the sky, the lights wouldnt be burned white, the reflection on the water wouldnt be blasted out and the left tower would be better exposed. But all things considering, as I said originally, you have a nice shot as is. HDR would only make a slight improvement Im sure.
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Really nice TBAY I love the colour.


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Old Mar 3, 2008, 12:25 PM   #9
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Thanks everyone for the comments and clarifications. I've done my own version of "HDR" in the past using PSE3 layers using exposure bracketing available in the Canon S60 camera. I didn't do it this time though. It would be interesting to see how that would turn out (maybe next time I'm in England).

On sunday I ordered my first dSLR and am anxiously awaiting its arrival. I ordered an Olympus Evolt E-510 with the two lens package. From what I've been able to research, the kit lenses supplied are quite good even though they are smaller than equivalent glass found on Canons and Nikon entry level kits. Including a 10% Paypal discount the whole outfit cost me $629 american.

I am hoping that with the camera Iwill catch up to my ambitions regardinghow I would like to develop in this hobby. The Canon S60 is a nice flexible point and shoot withmanyof the adjustment features of a dSLR but the lens is very limiting. It was a very good starter camera and one that I still intend to use quite often.

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