Handheld HDR tries and walk around Jersey City

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by zettapixel, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. zettapixel

    zettapixel Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 12, 2010
    I guess one lesson I learned from it is (which should've been obvious anyway) - no sense in having running water in multi-shot HDR.
    I also tried to compare Photomatix 3 and Nik HDR Efex. I liked Photomatix controls a bit better, but IMHO Nik does a better job at de-ghosting aligned shots, so I ended up buying HDR Efex...
    All except the last 2 are with 9-18, the last 2 - Konica 57/1.4

    3 from Downtown NY

    This was with Photomatix, spent 40min on it, too tired to try Nik...


    Nik.. wasn't able to remove nasty effect around the cloud (maybe will re-do the shot some day)


    Single shot HDR (Nik), multi-shot doesn't work well on water.

    Stuff from Jersey City

    Single-shot HDR (Nik)


    Mild single-shot HDR (Nik)


    Non-HDR shots


    Got lucky on this one - the wind calmed down for a couple of minutes and I was able to focus well

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  2. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    I rather like the water effect. Thanks for sharing.
  3. zettapixel

    zettapixel Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 12, 2010
    Thank you. Unfortunately, when I tried using HDR from multiple exposures (3, 1 stop bracketing) the less blurred water in the underexposed shots, having more details, interfered and the result was a mix of water from different shots - not very nice looking :frown:. Also, the fact that it can't really be aligned unless totally blurred doesn't help.