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Old Oct 18, 2009, 12:10 AM   #1
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Default HDR Attempt - The Icefields

Photomatix and Noiseware. Still seems to be execsive noise. The camera or lens perhaps? Any and all comments welcomed.

This is one of my favorite places on the Icefields Parkway, Alberta, Canada.

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Old Oct 18, 2009, 7:38 AM   #2
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I wouldnt know it was an HDR unless you told me. Looks like an early morning shot with everything having a dreary bluish look.
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i agree bynx i think it hasnt been done correctly maybe im wrong?
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Old Oct 18, 2009, 11:54 AM   #4
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I can see good detail in all areas. The white snow isnt overexposed. The only really dark areas are the couple of bushes so its a good exposure. Id say, if its an HDR, its a good one. How about showing us a mid shot you used.
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Photomatix and Noiseware. Still seems to be execsive noise. The camera or lens perhaps? Any and all comments welcomed.

This is one of my favorite places on the Icefields Parkway, Alberta, Canada.

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I like the shot, and as others have said would not even know it's an HDR shot. At this size the only noise I see is in the sky, and if this is a problem, simply mask off the rest of the picture, and eliminate the noise in the sky.

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Old Oct 18, 2009, 11:40 PM   #6
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Thanks for the replies, this is how we learn.
The photos were taken late in the evening just before sundown.
I'm pretty sure I'm using the software correctly. Thanks Simple for posting the HDR thread, and the instructions with the software are easy to understand. Maybe I need to try a different subject matter and practice a little with the technique.
Bynx, I've attached the midrange shot and data for all three shots used.

Photo #1
Shooting Mode Aperture-Priority AE
Tv( Shutter Speed ) 1/200
Av( Aperture Value ) 7.1

Photo #2
Shooting Mode Aperture-Priority AE
Tv( Shutter Speed ) 1/800
Av( Aperture Value ) 7.1

Photo # 3
Shooting Mode Aperture-Priority AE
Tv( Shutter Speed ) 1/50
Av( Aperture Value ) 7.1
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Old Oct 19, 2009, 1:02 AM   #7
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i think the problem is your just changing your shutter speed scottie , are you adjusting the ev? http://www.hdrsoft.com/resources/dri.html#capture
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If your goal with this HDR was just to make the picture use all the available light or look like out of the human eye, I believe you have succeeded.

Sure to me it could be a little more detail that makes something stand out just a wee bit more than it should, as HDRs usually do.
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Old Oct 19, 2009, 3:30 PM   #9
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What you posted was the darkest image. Id say it was exposed for the sky and brightest areas of the snow. 1/800 sec shutter speed.
1/200 would be slower and would be the middle shot.
1/50 would be the slowest and would be exposed for the darker elements of the scene. No problem with your aperure. Its gotta be constant for each shot.
Personally, I would have used my smallest aperture and used longer times. Since you are using a tripod, and there is no moving vegetation, there should be no problem.
Looking back after seeing how dreary the light is, it makes me appreciate your HDR even more. But I think it can be tweaked yet more.

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Old Oct 19, 2009, 8:23 PM   #10
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Bynx, sorry, you are correct I posted the wrong photo. But I do see what you mean from your first reply about the blue color. Although it looks fine on my home monitor I checked it out on some other monitors and I do see the blue color cast.

Simple, I use the Auto Exposure Bracketing function of my camera. What else should I be doing?

Thanks Acapulco.

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