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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 5:34 pm 
This is my first attempt at HDR photography. I was using a Canon Rebel XS. The sky was was blown out in the lower left corner of the horizon and there was discoloration around the horizon which I cloned out with photoshop.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 12:00 am 
Ok, does not look like a hdr, which is a good thing (at times). But you have to decide on one thing :) Either you have your verticals vertical or your horizon horizontal :)


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It's not really an interesting candidate for HDR photography, though. You've manged to life some shadows and control highlights without making it look unnatural which is good.

There's some ghosting in the clouds which suggest it was a little windy. If you used Photomatix this can be controlled to some degree.

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It doesnt look HDR, and the building it wonky, as someone else said, did you mean for the building to lean, or did you just use the grass bank as a guide?

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 2:27 pm 
I didn't really notice the bad angle of the building.:oops:

I suppose I could rotate and crop the photo.

Also with regards to the ghosting. I didn't have a tripod with me when I took this I just hand held the camera and used AEB mode.

If your talking about the edge where the horizon meets the building on the left side of the building. That is where I cloned out a bush.


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A tripod won't help reduce your cloud ghosting. It's the movement of objects in your scene between your bracketed exposures (people, leaves, cloud, water etc).

Photomatix can reduce this but it's not perfect.

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I think I recognize the building... is this in Corner Brook?

I like the photo a lot. I think the way you have it rotated is good - I think as if a horizontal bank would be more pleasing to the eye than a vertical building. I feel like the slight tilt give more height perception maybe.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:21 pm 
Yes I was just behind the Sir Richard Squires building where the Corner Brook trail ends.

I didn't expect to find anyone here who'd recognize it. :D


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 6:43 pm 
my attempt on HDR:

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Some of the previous ones I posted here were HDR too.


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