First outing with HDR in mind

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by tdekany, Apr 26, 2013.

  1. tdekany

    tdekany Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 8, 2011
  2. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
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    They look really good to me - I've rarely liked the overcooked HDR shots - you definitely got it right. :2thumbs:
  3. Rob917

    Rob917 Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 18, 2011
    jacksonville, florida usa
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    Definitely not "overcooked", but I wonder if you could have acheived the same results from one exposure? The contrast range doesn't appear so demanding to require HDR.
    Just wondering
  4. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
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    In my experience it would be very difficult to get the level of detail out of the clouds in that second shot while not completely blowing out the scene. I'm not sure that look is achievable without HDR or some very careful application of graduated ND filters.

    I think these are both very nice examples, Thomas. I particularly like the second one. The only suggestion I would make is to perhaps pull back the luminosity in the greens just a touch.
  5. chonbhoy

    chonbhoy Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 23, 2013
    Scottish Highlands
    Very nice 2nd shot and i like the greens, theres something about the focus of the first shot, lovely photo but my eyes want to see more detail in the mid ground, keep up the great work
  6. F/Stop

    F/Stop Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 9, 2013
    West Virginia
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    Brian Y.
    Second is my fav. Not overdone at all.
  7. tdekany

    tdekany Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 8, 2011
    Thank you all for the kind words.

    I think I fixed the greens,:biggrin:
  8. tdekany

    tdekany Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 8, 2011
  9. sinclair

    sinclair Mu-43 Veteran

    I like how the color of the building is reflected onto the nearby tree.
  10. slothead

    slothead Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 14, 2012
    Frederick, MD
    I like all that you have posted here tdekany. The main reason I like them is because they are not overdone (as many HDR images can be).
  11. tdekany

    tdekany Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 8, 2011

    Thank you and I agree - 1st picture replaced.

    Thank you guys for your kind replies.