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Old Oct 22, 2009, 3:06 PM   #1
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Old Oct 22, 2009, 3:32 PM   #2
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Curious. It seems like a moonlight pick. Nice composition simple.
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Old Oct 22, 2009, 3:52 PM   #3
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Apparently an HDR due to the halo effect above the tree line. Perhaps it could be rescued by cropping that area out.
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Old Oct 22, 2009, 4:16 PM   #4
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the artifacts, which i am assuming is causing the whiteness in the trees is a bit too much. it lost all of its color.

a setting like this seems to want a more "soft" processing effect. to give it more the serene feeling. right now it looks rather harsh.
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Old Oct 23, 2009, 12:13 AM   #5
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the halo was intenional to try and cover the bright white bland sky as i created a new fill layer of solid black then erased it slightly

here is the original LOL one shot .



without the fill layer

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Old Oct 25, 2009, 4:28 AM   #6
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ok i went back here today as it is only a 2 min walk the wind was blowing hard so i opted to do psuedo again







uploaded 3 shots as i used 3 hdr programs all are slightly different
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Well Simon, I like your original first shot, and I like the 2nd shot of your new post. I would like the new pics more if the bench were facing rather than having the back to the viewer. Also the tree is too much in the middle. But the textures look so bloody good its not a problem.
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Old Oct 25, 2009, 11:25 AM   #8
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that tree is very interesting. i thought the white was from some artifacts. but it appears just to have an interesting texture and colors to it.

i like the original shot, the version without the fill layer.

and i really love the sky in #2 of the second set.
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Old Oct 25, 2009, 12:09 PM   #9
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Default Fill-layer? Could anyone explain? What, why and how?

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...the version without the fill layer...
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...as i created a new fill layer of solid black then erased it slightly


- ...without the fill layer
I guess I am completely blowing my cover now, and probably expose my total ignorance in pp when I ask what is this 'Fill Layer'?

- What does it do?
- Why are you using it?
- Where are you using it (which part of the pic?)
- How are you using it?

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Old Oct 25, 2009, 2:54 PM   #10
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I preferred your original post regarding the first shot. It gives a vignette with your fill layer, and not a halo artifact in my eyes. gives the observer a sense of where to yonder off with the eyes and I felt that the vignette effect really helped catch what you wanted to show off, Simon

Now, the second time you where there and got three individual HDR shots. I like that you experimented with different softwares. Which softwares was it?
BTW: The best picture out of those is hard to decide IMO. Depends on which mood I want with it. They are individually great HDRs, but i guess the 2nd one is a bit neater, and the dramatic essence is really nice for a psuedo HDR
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