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 Post subject: HDR/long exposure
PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 7:45 pm 
I've been wanting to try out both techniques for a while so on my wander round Vancouver's Stanley Park I found this fairly uninteresting water outlet and took three shots at different exposure levels and times. Processed all these in Photomatix, and didn't really tinker around with the settings too much. The composition isn't great and there's quite a bit of over-exposure in the bottom left but I was happy with how the water turned out at least!

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Image 1: 1/5 sec at f22, 0 EV
Image 2: 1/10 sec at f22, -1 EV
Image 3: 1/2 sec at f22, 1 EV


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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 8:16 pm 
Hi Welly,

Next time try f16 or even f11 and +/-2 EV for AEB :)

Cheers,
HNV


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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 8:32 pm 
I'll do that! Was my first HDR image so next one will be better!


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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 9:12 pm 
HDRI tend to produce flat images as there's alot of detail everywhere. I get the pictures a bit contrasty so the pics would look natural.


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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2008 7:11 am 
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Hi Welly,

I haven't tried either of these techniques yet, but I think this shot is quite good, especially for first time round.

Keep it up :D


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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2008 11:28 am 
Hi,

It looks like a quite nice shot Welly, you've captured the right effect with the water and it looks very crisp and clea. My only critisism is that the shadowed area is a bit blue, perhaps you could shift your WB a bit towards the red, to give it a warm glow.

Nice shot,
Regards,
Jack


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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2008 12:08 pm 
I haven't tried HDR yet - hope to get photomatix this week - but for a first try it looks ok to me. The water is good. What time of year is it - it looks very wintery to me - like a cold winters morning with the colour. :D


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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2008 5:48 pm 
Hey Jack/miki,

Yeah I should probably work with the white balance a little, considering this was on one of the hottest days this year :) Definitely wasn't winter! I'm going to have another go elsewhere on a more interesting water fall.. this was essentially a water pipe outlet that goes into the sea. I'm not sure if it's a sewerage outlet or not!


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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2008 6:44 pm 
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Well there is quite a bit of green growing around it :lol: :lol: :lol:


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