osaka castle

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by monchan, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. monchan

    monchan Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 7, 2012
    Tottori City, Japan
    very boring day, very cloudy day.
    So I took two exposures of Osaka castle, made an HDR and this is the result.
    Is it over done a bit?

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  2. tdekany

    tdekany Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 8, 2011
    Looks awesome to me!
  3. Dangermouse1968

    Dangermouse1968 Mu-43 Regular

    May 26, 2011
  4. aragorn1980

    aragorn1980 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 10, 2012
    Athens Greece
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  5. monchan

    monchan Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 7, 2012
    Tottori City, Japan
    Thanks for the comments. I new to PP, and my first HDR`s were terrible.
    Your comments gave me a bit of drive and so I printed it out. The print looks less like a HDR and more like a B&W. and I`m wrapped with the print, so much so It`s going up on the wall at work.

  6. Lorey

    Lorey Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 1, 2012
    Missouri, USA
    Not overdone to me. Nice work.
  7. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Looks great in B&W!
  8. David

    David Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 22, 2011
    looks great. I recall being at the same spot 10 years ago.
  9. Repp

    Repp Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 27, 2011
    Oak Harbor, WA
    I really do prefer b&w hdr to normal. The only think I'd suggest is to add some structure/texture to the sky (easly don't with Nik, if you have it)
  10. monchan

    monchan Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 7, 2012
    Tottori City, Japan
    Yeah, I not sure how, I`m only new at PP. since getting my camera
    I`ve been mostly concentrating on getting ok shots. only just started playing around with PS. Do you mean to give the sky a more dramtic look? I might do it again and see if I can do something with the sky.

    I aggree with you of the few HDR I`ve done the b&w ones look the best.
    So far this is the only one I`m going to hang on to though.
  11. TonyB

    TonyB Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 6, 2010
    Very nice

    The soft glow effect works very well with this subject, as does the mono conversion, thanks for posting.
  12. addieleman

    addieleman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 5, 2010
    The Netherlands
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    I like it a lot, the glow actually adds to the picture. This must be one of the very few HDR pictures that I actually like, mostly I don't care for HDR at all and I never do it myself.