First fist attempt at HDR

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by JayPeg, Apr 25, 2013.

  1. JayPeg

    JayPeg New to Mu-43

    Dec 2, 2012

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  2. mattia

    mattia Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 3, 2012
    The Netherlands
    The first is a little overcooked for my taste, but unlike the composition. The second isn't really a scene that requires extending your camera's dynamic range.
  3. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
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    I agree that the first image is simply "too much" HDR, it doesn't look natural, particularly with the extreme blue shading. That's not to say it's a bad image, but my tastes with regard to HDR are to achieve a very subtle look that simply compensates for the sensors ability to capture light in the same way that the eye does. That image screams "HI, I'M AN HDR SHOT."

    The second is much more pleasing.
  4. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    I like them both, and doubt either is HDR.
    The first is a spooky blue tonemap, nice in the way that IR-converted cameras sometimes take scenes.
    The second looks like a long exposure with normal dynamic range. I like the cold hazy misty stuff blowing from the rooftop.
  5. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
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    Interesting - I prefer the second, but I do like the first. It's a bit extreme but sometimes that has its' own artistic value. Nice! :cool:
  6. rklepper

    rklepper Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 19, 2012
    Iowa, USA
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    I think the first would be much better without the bluish tint. Did you use some kind of a filter? I like the dramatic effect, but would remove the tint in post.