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Old May 31, 2009, 6:28 PM   #1
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Default The Volcano behind my house!

You might remember my mentioning the 'cloud production center' about the hills behind my house, where the rain often comes from...
Below are two variations of the same scene with about five minutes' time interval. Would be delighted to read how you compare : )


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Old May 31, 2009, 9:08 PM   #2
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Both nice shots but I prefer the first one. It has more detail in the shadow areas. And I like detail.
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Old Jun 1, 2009, 7:21 AM   #3
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Both nice shots but I prefer the first one. It has more detail in the shadow areas. And I like detail.
Thank you Paul! Actually in the second one almost everything missed the last streaks of evening sun by five minutes except the monster cloud! It was absorbing to gaze into its heart glowing due to the slanting sunrays hitting from the righthandside over the aegean...
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#2 is more striking. I think the contrast helps in that case. Nice captures.
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#2 is more striking. I think the contrast helps in that case. Nice captures.
Thank you for letting me know about your opinion Walter. Actually I couldn't bring myself to submit only one of these two due to several reasons I like in each one, about which I started to hear in the kind responses. Perhaps I might think of a third version relying on them!
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another for the second image here. my reason is i can see more detial in the buildings below in the darker areas
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another for the second image here. my reason is i can see more detial in the buildings below in the darker areas
Happy to hear your preference along with your reason : ) These these two hdr(s) are comprised of 5 handheld shots each, so I could have done a better job, given the lighting condition, if I had my tripod with me. Below is a detail from the darker areas.
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a tripod is a must for hdr ..... you must have steady hands bahadir welldone
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Those are both impressive, but #2 really is dramatic. Volcanic-like, yes, but it also looks like it could be someone calling for Moses to go up there, too!
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a tripod is a must for hdr ..... you must have steady hands bahadir welldone
Thank you. I too considered my hands steady holding the camera once. But sadly I seem to have lost this merit due to the SR feauture on the camera body instead of mine!! Actually a 5 shot hdr at 2ev spacing under such a lighting condition can cause the shutter speed go as low as 1'' for the brightest frame. I try not to exceed iso 100 when shooting for the hdr which I find quite prone to noise while tone mapping.

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Those are both impressive, but #2 really is dramatic. Volcanic-like, yes, but it also looks like it could be someone calling for Moses to go up there, too!
Hey, so pleased to hear from you Greg...I must say I find Moses's negotiation with God a pretty good association for the image!! Ah, I, too, went up there for a couple of times though : ) Btw, I visit the Oly dslr forum from time to time to see the great images you keep on submitting there.
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