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Old Sep 27, 2009, 2:39 PM   #1
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Default Week End cottage and boathouse at low tide - HDR experiment

This scenery is just 100 yards from where I live. I found out the other day, that it is quiet "picturesqe" to look at - unfortunately I "chopped off" a bit of the boathouse....




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I fell for the "cosy" athmosphere and the reflections of the boathouse in the water.


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Old Sep 27, 2009, 3:03 PM   #2
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Wowser, you are doing really well with your HDR pics. This is a great shot. Not a good one but a great one. No one can complain its over the top but there is so much detail in it achieved only by HDR means. Great job and I look forward to your next ones.
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I really like this shot, but there are some glitches. The boat reflection is darker than the boat. Reflections, with almost no exceptions, are lighter than the object. This threw me, since I'm always looking for reflections to capture.

Could you post some of the unaltered shots?

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WELLDONE WALTER !!!! i think this is your best so far i really like what you have achieved all the detail in the wood the sand ..... in fact everything i love it
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Default One of the unaltered shots:

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....Reflections, with almost no exceptions, are lighter than the object.
Well, I hate to dissapoint you, Dave - but the reflections look like they are darker over here. I guess either the light - it was an overcast day - or may-be the colour of the water has some influence here?


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Well, I hate to dissapoint you, Dave - but the reflections look like they are darker over here. I guess either the light - it was an overcast day - or may-be the colour of the water has some influence here?


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Naah, I covered myself by saying "almost no exceptions"

I retract my whinny complaint.

I'll simply go back to saying, "I really like this shot," without the addendums.

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...and I look forward to your next ones.
Another shot from the same day, but from the next dock. You can actually see part of the first motive on the right.

BTW, the "fuzzy" black thing on the dock is my dog "Samson"!



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Neither a good shot, nor a great one - but the HDR-rendering is quite satisfactory.


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Thank you Bynx, Chato and simple for the encouragement and the just critique! I appreciate your views!


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im not really a fan of HDR, well thats not exactly true, i should say im not a fan of the way most people do HDR, which IMO is usualy overdone so much it becomes abstact, but these i like, very much, you have done just enough and the effect is great
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The sharpness and the DOF of the 2nd shot is amazing. Love it!
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