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Old Feb 19, 2010, 12:46 PM   #1
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I've not had a lot of time as of late, but I haven't quit this great forum.

What little I have of time to process pictures I used finding out about HDR and other technics. What I would like to know is if anyone can tell me which one is HDR. The reason I ask is because the technic I've use on the one that is not HDR is a little more work, but only needs the one photo.

The picture is not a picture I'm particularly proud of, but it has the colour range for the test.

Please use the poll so that it is anonymous.

Thank you for your help.

For the record the picture that is not HDR is not made though adding layers. It's only one picture that has been tweaked.





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Old Feb 19, 2010, 1:32 PM   #2
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I don't care about the poll. It could be confusing.
Second pick is better. First pick is over done.
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Old Feb 19, 2010, 1:48 PM   #3
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The reason is simple. I wanted to see if it is possible to make pictures just as dynamic without using HDR tools. It's not about who is right and who is wrong, that's why I wanted it to be anonymous.
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It absolutely depends on the photo. This pick doesn't really need HDR at all. That's the problem I see. I may be wrong though.
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It absolutely depends on the photo. This pick doesn't really need HDR at all. That's the problem I see. I may be wrong though.
Interesting thought, because I am in doubt when to use HDR. When will a picture gain more from being processed through a HDR program than a "normal" photoprogram e.g. Photoshop, Lightroom or Bridge?

I've been using HDR programs very often now, but just this other day I heard of a technic that gave dynamics to RAW pictures using the mentioned programs. If I do not have to consider that I might want to process the picture(s) through and HDR program it would be one thing less to think about when out shooting. This is one of the reasons I posted this poll, to see if it's possible to distinguish the HDR picture.
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i will say 2 looks the best . but the colours in one are oversaturated and it isnt as sharp
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If you can't see it in the scene you're shoting (extreme dynamic range, more than the camera can possibly get), you can rely on histograms.
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If you can't see it...you can rely on histograms.
When viewing the histogram in these cases, there will be spikes/high peaks on both sides?
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Sure. And you look for a more uniform histogram.
For instance, here's the original pick (left) and processed (right) using Martin AutoHDR software. You can see both histograms:

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Here's Alasdair second pick and processed. You can see the first histogram is not so extreme as to need HDR.

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