Littlehampton Pier in HDR

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by David Stringer, Mar 6, 2010.

  1. David Stringer

    David Stringer Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 31, 2010
    Horsham, West Sussex
    Well seeing as it was a decent day today weatherwise i finally got out to take a few shots. Ive not been having much luck so far with HDR but i think the practice is pushing me in the right direction.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dave_stringer/4412229612/" title="Littlehampton Pier by Dave Stringer, on Flickr">[​IMG]"1024" height="784" alt="Littlehampton Pier" /></a>
     
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  2. hodad66

    hodad66 Mu-43 Top Veteran Charter Member

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    Jan 27, 2010
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    great shot! love the skies and water....
    lens?
     
  3. Rich M

    Rich M Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 2, 2010
    Littlehampton Pier

    David.....I like it.

    You look at it and you know it is HDR, but it's not garish or overdone. It has a fanciful feel to it. Like I said.....nice.

    Care to share any details? ....# of exposures, tripod or handheld, Photomatix or PS?

    Regards......R
     
  4. David Stringer

    David Stringer Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 31, 2010
    Horsham, West Sussex
    I always forget those little details hehe.
    GF1 with 20mm pancake, ISO 100, f16, 7 exposure autobracket handheld and processed in Photomatix and then levels adjustment in Photoshop CS4.
     
  5. Rich M

    Rich M Mu-43 Veteran

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    Handheld? That's AWESOME. I am inspired.

    Thenk yew.....:2thumbs:
     
  6. andyw

    andyw Mu-43 Veteran Charter Member

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    Jan 27, 2010
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    HDR works really well on that wood, Fantastic!!
     
  7. David Stringer

    David Stringer Mu-43 Regular

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    Thanks guys, Rich photomatix aligns by matching features and it does it very well so handheld isnt too bad
     
  8. Rich M

    Rich M Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 2, 2010
    That's a good thing to know.....I have it sitting on my Mac, but never really delved into it.

    Thanks.....R
     
  9. deckitout

    deckitout Mu-43 Veteran Charter Member

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    Jan 28, 2010
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    Love it, hand held I am impressed
     
  10. goldenlight

    goldenlight Mu-43 All-Pro Charter Member

    Jan 30, 2010
    Essex
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    Love the effect on thep ier but the top part of the sky looks a little overcooked for my taste. It would crop nicely as a 16:9 though. :smile:
     
  11. ahuyevshi

    ahuyevshi Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 9, 2010
    Berkeley, CA
    This is really good...
     
  12. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus Charter Member

    David - very impressive and I agree that it is just right for the HDR and works very well. It's such a different look and you've handled it really well here.
     
  13. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer Charter Member

    Cool picture. But i'm not sure what HDR acutually is? I can tell from the picture that it must be something to do with the contrast and maybe something to do with the sharpness? Whatever it is, i would love to give it a go.

    iconindustries
     
  14. Herman

    Herman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 7, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Thanks David for this top HDR shot, very impressive. I will take a look into HDR.
    I look forward to more HDR shots from you.

    Have a nice day.
    Kind regards, Herman
     
  15. David Stringer

    David Stringer Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 31, 2010
    Horsham, West Sussex
    If you want to give it a try this is where i got all my information from and it has a pretty good free tutorial.

    http://www.stuckincustoms.com/
     
  16. David Stringer

    David Stringer Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 31, 2010
    Horsham, West Sussex
    I know what you mean about the top, also the blurry people obviously from the 7 exposures, i'm going to try again at some point to correct both these issues and then it may end up in my hallway.
     
  17. Iansky

    Iansky Mu-43 All-Pro Charter Member

    Dec 26, 2009
    The Cotswolds, UK
    Lovely shot David and the HDR effect looks good but not overdone.

    I love the leading line of the pier with the stopping points along the way and the subtle yet evident rays of the sunthrough the clouds are great.

    A lovely and well created image.
     
  18. Brian Mosley

    Brian Mosley Administrator Emeritus Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    David, great shot - as someone noted, the sky could do with being a little lighter... why did you choose f16 and what were you focused on?

    Cheers

    Brian