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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:49 am 
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Just thought Id try it since I like Photomatix but I wanted to know how Photoshop does HDR (in terms of how to use it) and I kinda like both but Photomatix seems easier for HDR.

Anyway, this is 3 images, with the original and then the two I mucked around with. This is a shot of the now empty Lake George about 50km from Canberra Australia.

ORIGINAL - at "normal" exposure
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My first attempt to make some kind of shilouette with some punchy looking clouds
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Second attempt to make the foreground seem more interesting lol
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What do you guys think? Please let me know your honest thoughts - only way I think I will learn how to do this kind of stuff

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Well, assuming the top image is a normal photo, I don't think the suject has enough dynamic range to warrant using HDR. If it is an HDR, it needs more contrast, possibly color.

Pic 2 has strong vignetting, but I like the clouds.

Pic 3 I like the overall look (viewing from an unoptimized LCD) but think the left clouds are clipped too much. Also noticable vignetting.

(I don't know if the vignetting was a desired effect.)


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very nice but i would like to see more of the windmills


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:48 am 
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Yes, "blow" up them windmills. (Bad pun)


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