Mercator waiting for the thunderstorm, HDR

f6cvalkyrie

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Hi,

during our trip to Ostend, I shot a pic of the Mercator in really difficult conditions : strange sky, backlighted ship, huge contrasts ....

I struggled several hours to make an acceptable photo from it.

In the end, the HDR merge function of Corel PaintShop Pro Photo X2 was used to generate this image.

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Do you like it ?

Comments and critique more than welcome !

C U
Rafael
 

PeterB666

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Love the image and love the grainy look to it. At first I wasn't sure about the colour noise at the rear of the boat but the more I thought about it, the more it tones in with the rest of the picture.

Well done.
 

DownUnderDog

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hey Rafael,
love this shot, my suggestion is make the image much darker, this will enhance the storm sky, and help get rid of the noise in the foreground.
Can you do this and post another image so we can compare?
Cheers
DUD
 

f6cvalkyrie

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Hi, DUD,

if you're interested, I don't mind uploading the raw-file, then you can have a go at it yourself.
I've tried to make it darker, but that just extends the noisy zone further into the pic.

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Rafael
 

Pelao

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I suspect it's a real challenge to get a fresh composition on this vessel. So the way I see it, you've taken advantage of other factors, such as the storm, and turned something 'OK' into something eye catching. Lots of texture and mood.
 

Pap

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I do like the look of it. I’ve tried that process in PSP 2 but so far nothing that I did turns me on.
Your’s, on the other hand, is what I wanted.
Pap
 
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