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 Post subject: Thornton Force, HDR
PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 12:19 pm 
Just wanted to share this HDR image of Thornton Force on the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail. It's from 6 exposures, generated and tone mapped with photomatix. What do you think?

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Hi Pete,

Beautiful shot - I love the detail in the rockface. Any chance of postng the 0eV shot as a thumbnail so we can see the benefit of the HDR treatment?

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I like the surreal look of the waterfall. Very nice.


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A Very Nice shot indeed!

Although one thing that perplexes me is; when taking multiple exposures of moving objects (such as a waterfall) then I take it there isn't really a way to get the water to look "frozen"? (I know you want it to look dreamy and it does look better that way but its just a thing thats bugging me)

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Thanks for the comments. Here's the 0eV shot for comparison. I guess you could use layering or something to preserve the frozen part of the water?

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Hi Pete,

Thanks for the 0ev shot. The waterfall in the original looks fine to me although, personal taste here, I would be tempted to "Select" it in Photoshop and de-saturate it while preserving luminosity to try and get that original dreamy white look back. The HDR treatment of the standing water looks great to me.

Oh, and I think it's safe to say that HDR should be part of the standard toolkit of any field geologist if it isn't already. 8)

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Stunning shot mate! Just about the best I've seen of late. Kudos to you.

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Fantastic shot!!! HDR really benefits this one.


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All I can say is WOW !
Simply amazing !


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Really nice shot and great detail


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Thanks for all the comments, much appreciated. For comparison here's a reworking using 'Merge to HDR' in Photoshop. It's a bit more subtle, and the waterfall looks a bit more realistic I think. Not sure which I prefer though.

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In my opinion the first one is far superior. Maybe not as accurate, but far more beautiful.

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I think that's an amazing shot - I'm still messing around with HDR but have not yet come up with anything I'm pleased with...


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I think the first one easily looks the best. Very nice shot. 8)


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