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Old Nov 11, 2010, 4:10 AM   #11
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Thanks guys, thanks for the comments. I will have that in mind next time I'm shooting scenerys like this. Also all of my photos are taken by hand, since I don't have a tripod with me. I just actually bought a gorillapod today, I must say. What an awesome thing, realy suprised me =)

And thanks for the Links wizzard, I'm gonna look into them and calibrate my monitor =)
Brian, yeh your HDR converted foto did make it nicer actually. Why didn't I think of that myself, haha =) Maybee I just thought that it would look a bit cool and mystique with a litle darker touch. And you guys probably see it much darker due to my brightness settings are turned up to max..

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Hi Istvan, nice pic, like the last auto hdr job too.
Think it would look great as a panoramic with the top and bottom cropped off.
Sounds like you got a great adventure set out before you. Really looking forward to seeing your pics from traveling around. ps like your beech shot as well.
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Old Nov 11, 2010, 5:24 AM   #13
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Hey Mark, thanks alot. Yeah I see what you mean by making a panorama pic out of it, think aswell that it would look good.

Yeh I think theres gonna be lots of fun ahead of me, and lots of good photos i hope =) Thanks Mark!
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Old Nov 11, 2010, 8:23 AM   #14
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Very nice shot.

At first I felt that it was split a little too evenly horizontally, but cropping out some of the water loses the reflection, and you need the sky, so it probably works best as it is.
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Old Nov 11, 2010, 10:30 AM   #15
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You have a good eye, I really like the picture. As was said before, the dynamic range is a beyond what your camera is capable of, but exposure isn't bad. Brian's edit did work well.

I have a Macbook Pro and us a Spyder 3 pro for calibrating it - amazing difference both with the light/dark and the colors. I also use a 24" Apple Cinema monitor attached to the computer for a second monitor and it doesn't show as much difference between the calibrated and uncalibrated versions.
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Not to get too much off the subject, but I am finding that calibrating a laptop is probably an exercise in futility. I can get the colors balanced out with not too much trouble, but the brightness and contrast settings have to vary depending on ambient light. Moving to different lighting conditions changes the whole setup. I don't think I will use it for critical work, or try to print photos from it. Makes a nice portable storage unit, though.

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I'd agree, Brian, but if that's all he's got then he may be able to at least get it
a little better...

@ Istvan84

I believe you are traveling right now so a laptop is probably all you
have to work with... If you later find that you want to get more serious
with photography then a decent desktop PC and monitor would be a good
idea... But for now you can (probably) at least get your lappy desplay a
little better than it is and that will help...
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Old Nov 13, 2010, 4:37 PM   #18
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Thaks again guys!

Yeh as you said Brian, the laptops are realy hard to set with brightness. I mean, I'm sittin out now in the sun, and running with just the battery. It is set to have e much lower brightness in this mode to save the battery. And now out in the sun, I can't barely see.. haha.

Wizzard, yeh I will by myself a new iMac when I get home =)
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Old Nov 18, 2010, 1:30 PM   #19
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hi estvan, if you try to figure it out the water are looks a black color and you need to use special tools to adjust because if you directly using the bright setting the sky will fade. aslo keep in mind that in taking a photo usually nature you need to consider the formation of sky including its brightness so you couldn't hardly adjust the image if you want to configure it out..

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