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 Post subject: First HDR
PostPosted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 2:27 am 
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This is my (not first but first successful attempt at HDR imaging. I used photomatix pro to combine the Chair and sunset the Fence was done using basic. Please give me your feed back and suggestions, they're much appreciated.
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I like them Jake, especially the last one. They're not obviously HDR, but they do have a slightly unreal quality about them which I like...

Were you deliberately subtle with the effect? How many exposures did you use and how much were they bracketed?


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3 exposures using 1EV as the bracket. Now you say they're not HDR (I'm not taking this offensively, just wondering) what you mean by that? 3 exposures combined in photomatix = HDR...

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 11:45 am 
I think that what Gordon meant is that the same result can be attained with non-HDR...whereas the goal of HDR is to have pictures that would have been impossible to shoot otherwise.

Here's a good example.


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No, I think he meant that they are not like stand out HDR. Like you don't look at the picture and go thats HDR. :?


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I like the subtle effect your HDR technique has given the pictures. Some have a full-blown very obviously post-processed look while others are more subtle (I think Gordon was speaking of the latter), I think both can look nice.


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These are all good. As Gordon says the third one is a stand-out. What he said wasn't an insult, more of a compliment I feel. It's all too easy to take off into a surreal fantasy world when it comes to HDR (check out my own for confirmation :lol: ). You've managed to resist this temptation very well. All in, nice work. I'd lose the lens flare from the first but otherwise very inspiring. Keep at it.

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I think number 1/ is a perfect example of a shot that would be very difficult to take without using HDR and yet doesn't have that "in your face" HDR look. 8)

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 5:14 pm 
As they all said they dont have that "in ur face" HDR loook to them as the link that has been posted

The one that stands out the most to me "HDR vise" is the third one comparing to the other 2. I really liek that one tho the reason for this is becasue i m very into 1940-20 things and it has that Kanteen/Cafteria chair look and that colour is just amazing (i m big pink fan)

good job!


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Yep, I meant that some HDR shots are obviously using the technique, but yours were much more subtle. It was a complement!


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 8:17 pm 
this is what the probably ment by an more obvious HDR picture.
Its a picture of our company.

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and 1 of the original's, to see the difference

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the reflection in the glass is quite nice on the HDR


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Indeed that is more HDR...


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HS your HDR (to me) does not look like an HDR more like a drawing.
looks very cool.

Nick


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I agree with nick, that does truly look a lot like a drawing that you'd find in a very abstract place, very cool none-the-less. Cool looking building by the way.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 6:00 pm 
if you use the tonemapping in photomatix it's easy to create a picture like that, just play around with the settings 8)


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