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Scorbing    516
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linsook    149

Can we see the original?

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Buttus    875

looks nice, isn't all whacked out like some HDR's...

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+warwagon    9,650

LOVE IT!

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theyarecomingforyou    9,094

It's better than most HDR images.

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Scorbing    516

I took that photo at Universal Studios, Orlando with my Canon XSi camera and used Photoshop CS5 and Nik Software filters to create the HDR effect. It is one of many photos I am working on to display at a show later this year.

This is the original photo on JPG format and lower resolution. The original photo is RAW and quite large!

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Here's another HDR photo I am working on. So far this is what I have done to it.

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Here's 1 more of my HDR photos. This was at Sea World Orlando.

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Marshall    15,353

Nice work! Good looking shots.

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Scorbing    516

Nice work! Good looking shots.

Thanks!

I bought a new Nikon D5100 for Christmas and I haven't tried it. I'm dying to give it a test ride to see how it compares to the Canon XSi I used to take those shots above.

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Mohitster    87

Awesome HDRs!!

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chrisj1968    1,415

they are excellent because you don't incorporate the halo effect like alot do. it's all about the tonality.

I tip my hat to you

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Scorbing    516

they are excellent because you don't incorporate the halo effect like alot do. it's all about the tonality.

I tip my hat to you

:)

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HawkMan    5,099

Nice, it annoys me a bit that the light pole is cut off though.

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The_Decryptor    1,105

Did you take multiple exposures to rebuild the range? or did you just use the RAW file the camera created and ran that through filters?

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Scorbing    516

Did you take multiple exposures to rebuild the range? or did you just use the RAW file the camera created and ran that through filters?

I used the RAW image and ran it through the filters. Set the exposure level, etc on Photoshop.

Nice, it annoys me a bit that the light pole is cut off though.

Nice observation. I didn't noticed that!. Thanks for letting me know.

Awesome HDRs!!

Thanks.

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Scorbing    516

Here's another one I took some time ago at the KSC

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One more

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threetonesun    1,205

Here's the thing... the picture of the car is pretty boring. HDR (via software, no less) does not fix that.

In all of those pictures something is oddly framed... the tree and the lightpost in the first, the top of the fireworks in the second, there's too many boats in the third, that plane is just a plane that's been parked, and the front of the Command Module is missing.

My two cents. I wouldn't even touch processing software (aside from cropping / straightening) until you're happy with what the camera is capturing.

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PmRd    279

If you only took one picture (even if it's in RAW) and ran it through filters it has nothing to do with HDR. HDR is the process of re-adding the overexposed and underexposed portions of a picture from other pictures of the same scene taken at different exposure. What you did is simply apply filters to an image. The 'Local Tone Mapping' effect in Paint Shop Pro gives you this exact result.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_dynamic_range_imaging

But still, your pictures are awesome.

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DirtyLarry    2,073

Here's the thing... the picture of the car is pretty boring. HDR (via software, no less) does not fix that.

In all of those pictures something is oddly framed... the tree and the lightpost in the first, the top of the fireworks in the second, there's too many boats in the third, that plane is just a plane that's been parked, and the front of the Command Module is missing.

My two cents. I wouldn't even touch processing software (aside from cropping / straightening) until you're happy with what the camera is capturing.

I actually agree. The composition, while better than the average person, is still not really Wow.

To be brutally honest, the color is what makes this images interesting, and as pointed out above, this is not the original way of doing HDR, as such everyone and their mother can now do "HDR" thanks to the software out there.

So I do think this is the most frank and honest response in this thread. It is going to do your worlds of good if you forget about the HDR stuff for awhile and just really concentrate on taking great photos to begin with. Composition that is unique and interesting (which you already show signs of for sure, do not want to downplay this fact).

I kind of liken it to a musician singing out of key, then using Auto Tune to correct it. or playing slightly off beat, and using Pro Tools to correct it. The end result may sound good at the end of the day, but that end result is still relying on a piece of software, which when all is said and done, anyone who has the patience and the hardware to learn it could do it.

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threetonesun    1,205

Yeah, I don't want to sound harsh, it's just that's there's wayyyyyy too many options for processing photos in software today that ruin what the photo is really about. When taking a photo, this is the order of importance:

1) Where you put your feet.

2) Where the light is

3) How fast the shutter closes

4) the f-stop

Assuming you nailed those and the picture was in focus, pretty much everything else is unimportant.

The great part about digital is that you don't have to worry about ISO and cropping anymore (to some extent, anyway), and you can go nuts taking pictures without blowing all your money on film.

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hckngrtfakt    64

Looks too much "faux hdr" .... same (or even batter) results can be achieved through shadows/highlights and channel leveling.

The castle and the boats pixs are not bad, ... the first one ... too much magenta

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flynempire    46

I love it! Beautiful pics.. Great job! :)

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neufuse    2,700

Looks too much "faux hdr" .... same (or even batter) results can be achieved through shadows/highlights and channel leveling.

The castle and the boats pixs are not bad, ... the first one ... too much magenta

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wow that looks bad, looks way over corrected color wise.. contrast isn't great either... some of the columns "fade" out in that pic

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HawkMan    5,099

Here's another one I took some time ago at the KSC

abwFO2mR.jpg

One more

adz784v2.jpg

Not a fan of these, not sure if it's a problem with HDR's of shiny metal or if it's the specific HDR processing. but they look to shiny plasticy or shrinkwrapped. maybe if the HDR was applied selectively to the scene and not so much the metal objects.

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hckngrtfakt    64

wow that looks bad, looks way over corrected color wise.. contrast isn't great either... some of the columns "fade" out in that pic

yeah, because i didnt color correct nor color balance and i didnt take the picture :laugh:

but please, PLEASE show me a better version of the original without that HDR click on photoshop :shifty:

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neufuse    2,700

yeah, because i didnt color correct nor color balance and i didnt take the picture :laugh:

but please, PLEASE show me a better version of the original without that HDR click on photoshop :shifty:

I wasn't saying you did it, I was just saying it looked bad

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