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Old Sep 8, 2005, 7:46 AM   #1
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Hi,

I tooka bracketed exposure in this street as the dynamic range to have the sky and alleyway details properly exposed was too high. I then brushed in the properly exposed sky and background details to the upper right hand side onto the correctly exposed street.

I'm quite happy with the outcome considering it was handheld.

What do you think. ? Any improvements or better technique that I could employ?

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Well done. The blended sky and foreground look perfectly natural together.

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Well done:!:

Which version of Photoshop are you using?

Photoshop CS2 has included an automated "merge to HDR (High Dynamic Range)" function that will automatically mangle many images taken at different exposure settings to produce one blended file.

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I use photoshop CS. Yip I heard that the new version had that option included. It would be nice to try that out. I am having to do it the long way and paint in the layer mask from underneith.
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i like this shot quite a bit.. its sharp and the exposure (via bracketing) is spot on... i prefer it to the church shot as its a cleaner composition and is a bit sharper..
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Lovely shot Vin, especially like the wacky angle.

>> "I use photoshop CS. Yip I heard that the new version had that option included. It would be nice to try that out."

Merge To HDR is very powerful but I don't think it would have helped you in this case as it requires multiple shots to be lined up pretty much exact (i.e. heavy steady tripod etc).
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Yes they have to be close, a tripod is needed :-)

The merge function does have an option to try to register images that are slightly off.
But memory usage skyrockets if you try to use it.
I've been geting out of memory errors on my 2gb 64bit machine, trying to use that register option with multiple large images as input. :?

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Merge To HDR is very powerful but I don't think it would have helped you in this case as it requires multiple shots to be lined up pretty much exact (i.e. heavy steady tripod etc).
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i like this shot quite a bit.. its sharp and the exposure (via bracketing) is spot on... i prefer it to the church shot as its a cleaner composition and is a bit sharper..
To harp back to a previous discussion you were involved in Hards, I can only put this down to the difference in the 10-22 and the 17-85. I think its easy for you to see which was used and where.

However the detail in the church shot really does not come through of do it justicedue to the reduction for web.



Thanks for the comments.
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