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Old Jul 14, 2008, 4:32 AM   #1
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Both the HDR (#1) and the exposure blending (#2)copies below comprise 5 pictures eachbracketed for 1.7 exposure intervals, I shot at the weekendin Sardis.# 3 is the raw conversionin which you can see the exif!

Would behappy to read your feedbacks indicating your preference : )

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UPDATE: Tweaked raw!



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Old Jul 14, 2008, 7:59 AM   #2
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Hi Bahadir

The HDR looks best followed by the raw conversion. The middle shot is a bit too bright and washed out. I wonder if you could increase contrast and darken the raw slightly and get almost as good a result as the HDR?

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Old Jul 14, 2008, 3:54 PM   #3
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The HDR looks best followed by the raw conversion. The middle shot is a bit too bright and washed out. I wonder if you could increase contrast and darken the raw slightly and get almost as good a result as the HDR?
Thank you for the feedback, beachboy!Actually, I should have done a better exposure blending...As for the raw conversion I tried to keep it straight from the conversion, but a little tweaking won't hurt as you suggested : )Above you'll finda little curves, levels and highlight adjusted version. I wonder how you compare..:idea:






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Old Jul 14, 2008, 8:16 PM   #4
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Bahadir, personally I like your HDR version. It looks like an HDR and so I like it. I also like the tweaked version of the Raw version. It looks a little more realistic to me but I like the looks of some over the top HDRs such as you have done. Nice job shooting in a nice place.
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Old Jul 15, 2008, 1:22 AM   #5
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Bahadir, personally I like your HDR version. It looks like an HDR and so I like it. I also like the tweaked version of the Raw version. It looks a little more realistic to me but I like the looks of some over the top HDRs such as you have done. Nice job shooting in a nice place.
Dear Paul, thank you for indicating your preference! I'm also one of those whofavour the drama and3D lookin HDR (except the ones with'fluorescentcolours'!!)Actually, though it takes obviously much more time comparedto dealing with a single picture, especially when you have the HDR software convert the raw files first to be aligned and generated, I can't give up my newfascination of shooting a pleasurablescenein, at least, three different exposures : )
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Hi Bahadir

Like your tweaked version better. Also had a play with the levels. Included here. Hope you don't mind.

(Ps So different people on this forum are allowed different file sizes!)

This is smaller than the above versions.

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Old Jul 15, 2008, 12:29 PM   #7
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Like I said i am new in this photography stuff..
the word HDR, exposure blending still some 'barrier' to me...( and willing to learn it..)
But all that I can think bout the pict, so 'WOW' and tell lot of stories...

And its nice edited pict by Beachboy2...
but I dont know, if its because of my old monitor, I think its to much red

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Old Jul 15, 2008, 5:14 PM   #8
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beachboy2 wrote:
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Hi Bahadir

Like your tweaked version better. Also had a play with the levels. Included here. Hope you don't mind.

(Ps So different people on this forum are allowed different file sizes!)

This is smaller than the above versions.
Thanks for the further feedback, beachboy : ) About your version, of course, I wouldn't mind at all! On the contrary, I'd simplythank you for taking your time...and this iscurrent for your possible future edits :-)However, I should say, like ofixmyth,I too found the foregrounda bit much reddish.

As for the file size: Yea,this forum allow different file size to different people!! whenthey simply decide to try 'insert image' feature above with whichthey can paste the 'URL ' of a pictureoftheirsfrom another source, say flickr, imageshack, etc, instead of uploading fromtheir computers Hope this helps : )

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Like I said i am new in this photography stuff..
the word HDR, exposure blending still some 'barrier' to me...( and willing to learn it..)
But all that I can think bout the pict, so 'WOW' and tell lot of stories...

And its nice edited pict by Beachboy2...
but I dont know, if its because of my old monitor, I think its to much red
Thank you for the kind feedback! Now,the tecniques you speak of, absolutely,should not and- actually- cannot be barriers to you. Even magic is nothing! What matters most,imo, isthe composition, composition and composition, which isfollowed bydecent exposure! Eh, some very basic PS skills would not hurt, to enhance only ; ) Btw, somehow, I have a strong feeling you'll attain some great progress you'll enjoy...


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Old Jul 15, 2008, 8:09 PM   #9
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Hi guys

Yes my version above is a little oversaturated. Yellowish rather than reddish.

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Old Jul 15, 2008, 11:40 PM   #10
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Interesting set of pictures. I like both the HDR and the tweaked raw version, I'm using a lousy laptop monitor so not totally sure about colors (even with a Huey on the laptop, it's still not right). In any case, the scene is wonderful and your picture makes me want to visit.
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