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Moon Light Shed HDR

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HawkMan    5,232

My first HDR shot where I was actually able to get decent shots. helped that I had both my camera and tripod, as well as a wired control :)

I'm a big fan of sharp crisp photos, but in this one I ended up with the more dream softer composition as opposed the 100% clarity. it just fit the photo more. This is probably also the first more artistic photo I'm truly happy with. Granted it could be better, but by the time I got set up the moon had hid behind the damn clouds oh well. not much to do about it.

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UthusM?neArtistic_HDR2.jpg by HawkMan79, on Flickr

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Andre    9

What's so HDR about it?

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DJD    44

Nice shot Hawkman!

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BoneyardBrew    120

Beautiful! :)

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Andre    9

HDR is an image that...

...is usually made out of several low or mid dynamic range images (eg. JPEG, TIFF, NEF, CR2, etc)

...contains a lot data per per pixel per colour. Standard image formats like JPEG are 8-bit. HDR image formats can be 32-bit or even more.

...can NOT be viewed on conventional commercial screens in its true form.

Tone mapping on the other hand, as this is what the photo posted by HawkMan probably is, is nothing more than a technique that involves taking an HDR or an MDR (single RAW file from your camera) image and using a clever algorithm to increase and decrease exposure in regions of an image to emulate what an HDR might look like on an LDR screen.

I don't want to sound like an ass and this is not directed at anyone here, but I am tired of people referring to tone mapping as HDR because those are completely two different things.

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HawkMan    5,232

Doing 3D graphics/rendering as well, I'm fully aware of what HDR is and isn't and I know that technically this isn't a HDR image, though it could be if the input images where saved to a HDR file format and all that.

but that's rather irrelevant as HDR is what the majority of photographers call tone mapped pictures, as it refers more to the technique of taking it than the technique of compositing it. I can understand the frustration as I've had enough cases where people call stuff the wrong thing, however I've more or less given up on complaining about them, as in most cases, as it is with HDR, I can't change it, he majority has decided to call it the wrong thing and that's it, nothing I do will change that. And most of these people wouldn't know what a tone mapped picture is even if you explained them it's what their HDR images really are..

either way, this is not the thread to discuss the differences between naming conventions ;)

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+Raze    17,631

Great picture!

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Osiris    872

I didnt see who the OP was before I clicked, nevertheless cant deny thats a great looking image mate. Would be lovely to have scenary like that around.

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Malisk    142

HDR or not, looks nice, and better than 90% of those overdone HDR images out there that look more like paintings than photographs.

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Geoffrey B.    1,415

that is rather beautiful, reminds me of where i grew up.

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Muhammad Farrukh    1,080

Great work HawkMan

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witalit    15

Cool image I like it!

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