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More HDR with the Oly 9-18 and E-P2

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by Mr Hahn, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. Mr Hahn

    Mr Hahn Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 9, 2010
    SLC, Utah
    Nate
    These were all taken today with the Oly 9-18mm on my E-P2 mounted on a Manfrotto tripod. All three images were taken in 5 exposures and combined in Aperture 3 with Nik software. The location is the Mt. Timpanogos Temple located in American Fork, Utah.

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    Once again, thanks for looking.

    -Nate
     
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  2. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
    Jason
    Very nice. Could you by chance post the 0 EV image just for comparison?
     
  3. Mr Hahn

    Mr Hahn Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 9, 2010
    SLC, Utah
    Nate
    Here they are, 0 EV straight from the camera:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/56678159@N02/5264169575/" title="PC151259 by Nate Hahn, on Flickr">"375" height="500" alt="PC151259" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/56678159@N02/5264778576/" title="PC151264 by Nate Hahn, on Flickr">"500" height="375" alt="PC151264" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/56678159@N02/5264778808/" title="PC151279 by Nate Hahn, on Flickr">"500" height="375" alt="PC151279" /></a>
     
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  4. peripatew

    peripatew Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 21, 2010
    Great shots! The clouds look a little bit off though. I've never messed with HDR before, pretty easy to post-edit?
     
  5. Kosta

    Kosta Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 29, 2010
    Australia
    great shots! out of curiosity, where they taken as raws or jpegs?
    Thanks :)
     
  6. Mr Hahn

    Mr Hahn Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 9, 2010
    SLC, Utah
    Nate
    I'm still figuring out the post editing, mostly just pushing sliders until I get close. For these shots of the temple I was satisfied with a more artistic look, but for some landscape shots I'm still working on I'm going for as real and natural looking as possible, which seems to be the hard part with HDR.

    I just recently started using Aperture and now I only shoot in RAW, including these, because it's so seamless. I'm on my way to the store right now to find some books on HDR and Aperture 3.

    -Nate
     
  7. Kosta

    Kosta Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 29, 2010
    Australia
    Nate,
    do you find then that the Oly jpeg engine now becomes "useless" as you use the raw files and perform all your corrections and editing? just curious :) I like the jpegs but if i had the time I would definitely take advantage of aperture and the raws to give it my own feel.
     
  8. Mr Hahn

    Mr Hahn Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 9, 2010
    SLC, Utah
    Nate
    I love the Oly JPEG engine, I'm currently only shooting RAW beacause I want try it out and because it's so easy to do with Aperture. Currently the only time I really make any RAW specific adjustments is when I'm setting up an image set for HDR conversion.

    This was the last image was also taken today, and I think I'm finished playing with it for now and I'm adding it to the first post.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/56678159@N02/5266033825/" title="PC151270_HDR by Nate Hahn, on Flickr">"500" height="375" alt="PC151270_HDR" /></a>
     
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  9. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    Luke
    I like em all. The fourth one is my fave of the bunch.
     
  10. astonandy

    astonandy New to Mu-43

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    Sep 16, 2010
    I like them a lot too. They have a very pleasing colour balance. Great job.
     
  11. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
    Jason
    Thanks for posting the originals so we can see the differences. I tyink all to often that hdr is overly done. These are very nice though.
     
  12. PeterB666

    PeterB666 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 14, 2010
    Tura Beach, Australia
    Peter
    Very nice - quite subtle and an excellent example of HDR used well.
     
  13. Mr Hahn

    Mr Hahn Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 9, 2010
    SLC, Utah
    Nate
    Thanks for the comments everybody, much appreciated.

    -Nate