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Expanding E-PL1 Dynamic Range with HDR Simulation

Discussion in 'Creative Corner' started by isabel95, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. isabel95

    isabel95 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    I used the $16 Mediachance ReDynaMix plug-in to deal with the strong sunshine reflections in these images.
    You can download a trial version here: ReDynamix, Photoshop plug-in, HDR from single file
    The first image had noise reduction first with Topaz DeNoise 5. The second image didn't need noise reduction.
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    Both images I used were jpg images, although I shot in RAW as well. In many cases I prefer using the jpgs from the camera, which I have set for iEnhance color.

    Isabel
     
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  2. Brian G

    Brian G Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 16, 2010
    Victoria, BC
    Nicely done images, there.

    I too have been experimenting with HDR processing, not necessarily for it's "steroidal" look, but to give the appearance of more optimized dynamic range.

    I see it as a very useful tool. Were you happy with the results, relative to the non-HDR-processed images?

    Brian
     
  3. Grant

    Grant Mu-43 Veteran

    Unabashed plug … if anyone is close to Bridgewater NS I am doing a talk on HDR at the MARC
     
  4. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Isabel ... Windows only....
    Hrmmmmp!
     
  5. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    Northumberland
    The second pic is a perfect "house sale" brochure picture, well done.
     
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  6. isabel95

    isabel95 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Oops!, Brian...

    Thank you for the kind comment.
    Isabel

     
  7. isabel95

    isabel95 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Yes...I get much better dynamic range when I use...

    mediachance ReDynaMix.

    I have to be very careful with it so that pictures DON'T look illustrative, as many hdr images do.

    Sometimes I will go for an extreme look, but most of the time my use for this plug-in is to increase dynamic range when I have very bright highlights for which I had to underexpose, resulting in shadow areas lacking details.

    Isabel
     
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