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 Post subject: Orton Church HDRs
PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 3:59 pm 
Here are a few HDRs (my first attempt) of the church in the Cumbrian village of Orton, in the North of England, created with Photomatix. As always, criticism and suggestions are welcome.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 4:42 pm 
I LOVE the first and third ones....
Only thing i could say is you should have waited for lightning to strike in the first one..lol
Seriously thoughh, there are filters to make the sky look even more "scary" ..i just cant remember what they are called......

Great JOb!

Nice watermark as well


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 5:07 pm 
Some intresting HDR. But i have to go for the last as my favorite? where these three shots with diffrent ev, or a single jpeg hdr?


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 5:28 pm 
Each shot was made by combining five raw files at different EVs: -4, -2, 0, +2, +4


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 9:24 pm 
love 1,2,3 there is alot of depth in the shots. very well done!!!

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 1:43 am 
Looks like their from Half-life! :D I like indoor shots, the third one especially!


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:24 am 
More like CS Source :P

this is quite intresting the orginal shot was it taken at EV O? i m guessing it was hehe


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 11:48 am 
alex168 wrote:
More like CS Source :P

this is quite intresting the orginal shot was it taken at EV O? i m guessing it was hehe


Same engine! :)


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Number three is excellent. HDR isn't very easy to do correctly indoors. You've captured it perfectly.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 12:13 pm 
Very effective use of HDR. 8) Not too over the top as some images can be. Good work.

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3rd one is my fav too!

The tones and textures in the stone pillers are fantastic, along with the detail preserved in the stain glass windows, not forgetting the the nice brown that the pews are giving off. the light from the roof is perfect too!

haha both use the Source Engine =D

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The HDR used in the source engine isn't true HDR, its only 32bit instead of 64/128bit HDR that Crysis uses [although only the GeForce 8 and 9 series can do 128bit HDR that i know of, maybe ATI's - but heh, I don't have a 64bit screen >_<]
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Am so glad I looked at these before calling it a night...spectacular shots,
Really interested in learning some of these techniques, the more I see them the better I like em...

thank you so much for putting this series up, my favorite, is the third one, as well, and I like that last one...but mostly am so impressed by the talent here, the know how...consistently great work, Calmac.

Fabulous interiors..the light is just right, and the first one is a little scary, that sky...whoooo.

Great job..enjoyed this group, alot..

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 7:59 am 
We nerds whent a bit off topic there hahha!

i never really thought of HDR to be used indoors if you ask me when i think HDR i will think a few landscapes or something with a building in it! but here you showed us that it can be more then just that!


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 11:30 am 
Thanks for the comments, although I've never played any of those games!

The hardest thing about HDRs is getting them to look realistic. I'm definitely not a fan of the over tone mapped ones such as this one, but some people like the effect.

Does anyone have any suggestions for how to improve next time?


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I don't know much about HDR, but those shots look amazing :shock:

Great work!

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