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9th Mu-43 salon competition - HDR

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by andix, Jul 4, 2012.

  1. andix

    andix Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 16, 2012
    I know this is a tricky one, and not everybody might like it. I love HDR because it gives images a sense of being unique, and it leaves a lot of room for the photographer's... "artistic" interpretation if you will.
    (EDIT: Please keep it real HDR, and not the "dramatic" filter in the camera. ;)  )

    So here we go. And as per the house, below are the rules:

    Closing date: July 18th.

    Shots can be from your portfolio or taken specifically for the competition.

    Now for the Rules:

    1. Either take a picture that matches the nominated theme or select one from your portfolio. You must be the photographer that created the picture in order to enter it.

    2. Shots can be uploaded from any gallery, Mu43 or whatever is your preference.

    3. To enter your photo after uploading, copy the code in the Linked Image box and paste it into a reply to to this message. You can use the Quick Reply box at the bottom of this page.

    4. Only one entry per salon, please. If you want to withdraw an entry and replace it with another, that is OK, but you must make it clear in the post containing your replacement picture that this is what you intend doing.

    5. The decision of the curator at the end of the challenge is final - don't give him a hard time about it: this is just a friendly photo challenge, after all!

    6. The person who submitted the chosen picture will assume the responsibility of curator and as soon as possible post a message in a new thread in the Mu-43 Contests and Challenges forum, with details of the new theme. That opening message must include a copy of these instructions, which also double as the rules.

    7. The curator can't enter his or her own salon.

    8. Please, don´t be shy...Participate and have fun.

    9. Each salon should be open for about two weeks.
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  2. scarbrd

    scarbrd Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 1, 2011
    Houston, TX
    Within The Place of a Stone Circle

    3 images combined to capture detail in the sky and the stones.

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  3. KS11

    KS11 Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 31, 2011
    Busan/Hong Kong
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  4. Repp

    Repp Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 27, 2011
    Seoul, South Korea
    B&W HDR
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  5. supermaxv

    supermaxv Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 20, 2011
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/edtang/6769349313/" title="Upwards! by Ed Tang, on Flickr"> 6769349313_19b3a2a0ce_z. "640" height="480" alt="Upwards!"></a>
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  6. woof

    woof Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Oct 18, 2011
    The present.
    I prefer HDR that is not too overblown. I tend to use it where it serves the subject as opposed to becoming the subject. This chapel was actually very dark inside. The only light was that coming in from the windows high up along the ceiling and from the stained glass window.

    HDR helped level the wide DR from window light to shadows behind the arches, and served also to saturate colors so that it was not as muddy as it would have appeared had I taken one exposure.

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  7. scarbrd

    scarbrd Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 1, 2011
    Houston, TX
    c'mon folks, let's see some awesome HDR images!!!
  8. michaeln

    michaeln Guest

    Last weekend, northern California coast. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1, 14-45@14mm with polarizer. 7 shots 1 EV apart, individual RAW images into DxO Optics Pro 7.5.2, from there into Photomatix Pro 4.2.2, then into ACR 7, then PS CS6. Not as complicated as it sounds, I just enjoy all the PP.

    DMC-GX1    ---    14mm    f/7.1    1/100s    ISO 160
  9. Brian G

    Brian G Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 16, 2010
    Victoria, BC
    Deck With A View

    It's been a while since I've posted anything on the forum! This is from 5 bracketed exposures, handheld. HDR merge in Photomatix, then finished in Photoshop CS5, including a bit of Topaz Adjust.

    Love the shot of the Chapel, above, by the way! :bravo-009:

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  10. ryansinibaldi

    ryansinibaldi Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 9, 2012
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  11. jack.bidwell

    jack.bidwell Mu-43 Rookie

    Handheld 5 bracket of a Canal in a recent trip to Venice. Desaturated slightly

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/67757558@N03/7532222792/" title="Venice Canal by JackBidwell, on Flickr"> 7532222792_bdaeea6569_c. "526" height="800" alt="Venice Canal"></a>
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  12. Wasabi Bob

    Wasabi Bob Mu-43 All-Pro

    Tribute in Light

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/wasabi_bob/6148933152/" title="Tribute in Light 2011 by Wasabi Bob, on Flickr"> 6148933152_bc90513eee_b. "1024" height="770" alt="Tribute in Light 2011"></a>
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  13. michaeln

    michaeln Guest

    Kinda puts a lump in my throat, Wasabi Bob. Well done.
  14. Wasabi Bob

    Wasabi Bob Mu-43 All-Pro


    Thanks - me too.
    Living so close to it made it one of the moments where you'll never forget what you were doing.
  15. michaeln

    michaeln Guest

    Heck, I live in San Francisco and I remember watching the second plane hit LIVE on CNN. I will never ever forget either.
  16. woof

    woof Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Oct 18, 2011
    The present.
    Thank you... that shot from the deck is really great. Love the receding lines with all of that landscape to explore.

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  17. racecar

    racecar New to Mu-43

    Jul 18, 2012
    You guys have some great shots! Just got my pl2 a few days ago and tinkering around with hdr, so here's my go at it Hopefully it's not too late.

    E-PL2    ---    17mm    f/3.7    1/50s    ISO 1600

    olympus pl2
    3 bracket exposure
    kit zoom lens
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