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 Post subject: Old boat HDR'd
PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2008 5:37 pm 
Hi everyone, having been messing around with hdr for a couple of weeks, I finally came up with something I thought I'd share.... any comments would be welcomed. BTW this was the first outing with my Sigma 10-20mm.

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Nice shot. I would have liked to have seen some more detail in the sky and there's still a slight halo around the boat but neither detracts from the image. A keeper.

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There are quite a lot of dust spots on that photo, in case you hadn't noticed. Fixable though.

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very nice!!


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A more dramatic sky would have made it a much more interesting photograph.

Although that said, the boat is very detailed and sharp, good range of tones too (some may say a bit flat but its fine to me)

Perhaps put a "Fake" sky in. Compositing can be a handy thing to do, (when you take parts from other pictures and make a new one from them) especially when you get a bare or very overcast sky, when what you wanted was something a bit more exciting.

Not saying its a bad photo; its really nice, but just one thing I thought might make it even better.

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Hello James!
The boat stands out quite nicely, but the shore and the sky is (still) too flat for me.
Btw.: How do you like your 10-20mm (still missing in your signature)?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 1:29 pm 
Thanks for your comments guys..
The conditions were very overcast and there was a heavy drizzle blowing in from behind camera - I intend to return to the boat when it's not raining so sideways, or even in the dry!
Zorro, I hope the dust spots can be put down to drizzle (guilty look) although I could be wrong.
DD, I was hoping for more interesting skies but having just bought the 10-20mm on Saturday I was going out shooting whatever the conditions :)

First impressions on the lens - very pleased. I can see myself using it alot from now on.

A question - what causes the 'halo' around objects when hdr'ing?


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It could be drizzle. The end result is much the same. How are more recent pics turning out?

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I haven't taken any since returning from the coast, will try some flat white pics this evening to check if it was drizzle or other.


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I just noticed you have the same lens selection as I do. Nice.

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Great minds???


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 7:03 am 
That's really nice. I have to do some more HDR, I keep forgetting :)

Keep it up!


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 2:20 pm 
Hi James, that a really nice image. Quite understated for a HDR image, but that's probably a good thing as it's way too easy to go over the top. I really like the colours in the boat and the way you've composed it in the picture.

I'm glad you're getting on well with the 10-20mm...it's great isn't it :) You used it well in this image too, really good perspective on the boat. Well done!


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 8:34 pm 
Hi Mark, thanks for you comments.. I was surprised that the HDR process found anything at all in the sky, as it came across as just flat grey when out that day.
I am so pleased with the 10-20mm - I keep thinking of ideas/sites that I would like to try out, it should be a busy year....


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Try that lens on some nice angular modern architecture. Never mind that the perspective is screwed up, the effect can be stunning. As it's a relatively slow lens you're really looking for good light so as to avoid the fringing common with slow shutter speeds but other than that it can be quite startling what you can come up with.

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