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Old Jun 30, 2011, 2:52 AM   #1
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Here are two HDR's from my trip to Paris.

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Took a moment for #2 to sink in but way awesome with the sun streaks. #1 is nice and clean but could use some straightening at least to my eyes it looks like a right leaner.

I don't mind the over the top effect and produces nice eye candy.
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When doing HDR for some reason green usually looks ridiculous. If you just toned the yellowish green look in the second image by reducing the yellow and/or adding some blue and perhaps a bit of desaturation then the whole image would be greatly improved in my opinion. The green trees are so bright they detract and draw the eyes constantly. Other than that they are two very sweet images. Was the second shot from the top of Arc de Triomphe?
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Took a moment for #2 to sink in but way awesome with the sun streaks. #1 is nice and clean but could use some straightening at least to my eyes it looks like a right leaner.

I don't mind the over the top effect and produces nice eye candy.
Yes, you're right, the first one does need some straightening. Thanks for noticing that.

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When doing HDR for some reason green usually looks ridiculous. If you just toned the yellowish green look in the second image by reducing the yellow and/or adding some blue and perhaps a bit of desaturation then the whole image would be greatly improved in my opinion. The green trees are so bright they detract and draw the eyes constantly. Other than that they are two very sweet images. Was the second shot from the top of Arc de Triomphe?
Thanks for your comments, and yes, it was from the top of the Arc de Triomphe.
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This is what I had in mind. I hope it uploads right since uploading always seems to change what I see on my screen.
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Hi shooting rubber

Both are beautiful compositions.

My personal preference from HDRs is to have them as natural as possible, though I understand you might have undertaken rather full 'HDR' post processing for the effect.

As Bynx correctly explained (and nicely editted) HDRs can overdo the green. I really like the sunlight / sunbeams you captured in the 2nd photo, and Bynx's edit is great imho.

Thanks for sharing. Certainly are great keepers!

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This is what I had in mind. I hope it uploads right since uploading always seems to change what I see on my screen.
I love this edit! Thank you so much, looks much better IMHO. What exactly did you do to the image?
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