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Old Mar 12, 2008, 7:37 AM   #1
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I dont do HDR much but I thought I would give it a go. I used photomatrix to generate the HDR then tone mapped the image.



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Old Mar 12, 2008, 8:06 AM   #2
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I dont do HDR much but I thought I would give it a go. I used photomatrix to generate the HDR then tone mapped the image.
Then, welcome to the photomatix club, Neil :-)

In the first place that's a tasteful composition you capturedActually tone mapping allows youto obtaindifferent outputstrying different settings! Though one should read the tutorial, which is so clear and useful,stillsuccess relies on many atrial and error attempt, IMO!Regarding your picture, my only concernis about thetone difference in the blue sky and theedge of the cloud over the tree top which is bordered by a dark stripe! Seeing yourinput imageswould help


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Ive lightened up the darker areas and given some texture to the lighter areas. But I think if you play with the tonemapping controls you can do much better.
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Like the shot and the edit, both look good.
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Old Mar 13, 2008, 10:51 AM   #5
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Thanks guys.

bahadir My computer just went loopy:? and Ive lost the originals before I had chance to back them up. :ak47:

Bynx I like it thanks.

Calicajun Thanks for the comment.



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Old Mar 15, 2008, 7:06 PM   #6
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The colors are interesting to say the least. I'm not sure if I like the HDR look in general. Not really a comment specifically to your take on it here so I hope you don't take the comment the wrong way. I'm curious though. What is the opinion of people on this forum about where this technique works best? What types of subjects, compostions, etc? For instance I can see the real value of this type of technique on architectural photos for instance, but what else?
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Brilliant work here. Very moody shot and i love the dynamic range in this one. Usually i would be tempted to get some mids back but i think you have done the right thing here.

Great deep deep tones. Love it

comp is great also

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Thanks guys.


Ken were you been hiding at mate. Its been a while. I'm fine how are you.

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TBay, HDR works best when the lighting is very dark and very light. When the range is greater than the camera can handle. Try it on anything that has bright light with a hard dark shadow. Cars look better, in fact anything does. Try the living room with the lights on and the blinds open. You can get all the fine detail of the room while the lights and the outside view wont be blown out.
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