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Posted By: tootall, 07-25-2010, 06:48 PM

One shot from the West Australian Pentax Social Groups outing last week. The only processing done on this photo was HDR from 5 shots.



I felt there wasn't really many keepers, but the few others I've upload to flickr, but this one I felt was the best of an otherwise average bunch.

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Very nicely done. Doesn't look like an HDR much at all. The only thing I would do is, clone out that tree branch in the upper left.
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Thanks for the tip Peter.

I was a little surprised to see the star's after the HDR process given the amount of light pollution in the city.
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If I may ask what is HDR?

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QuoteOriginally posted by MountainCat Quote
If I may ask what is HDR?
To be lazy here is an extract from the photomatix web site


If you have ever photographed a high contrast scene, you know that even the best exposure will typically have blown out highlights and flat shadows. The solution is High Dynamic Range (HDR) processing:
› Take multiple photographs at varying exposure levels
› Merge the photos in Photomatix into an HDR image that reveals highlight and shadow details.
› Adjust the settings to get the look you want: from natural-looking with Exposure Fusion to painterly or surreal with Tone Mapping.


That last bit about surreal with Tone Mapping isn't the word I'd use (Its very easy to over cook a HDR image) Hope this answers your question. A quick search for HDR on this forum will show you plenty of examples.

edit: I should also point out that there are plenty of programs out there that can help with HDR processing including photoshop, but not everyone suits all.
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A nice shot, sharp and clear with good colour and lighting.
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A nice shot, sharp and clear with good colour and lighting.
Thanks eaglem, you should check out goddo31 from the night, he got some pretty good ones.
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QuoteOriginally posted by tootall Quote
Thanks eaglem, you should check out goddo31 from the night, he got some pretty good ones.
tootall, I am surprised I haven't commented on this thread yet, I think I must of forgot :ugh:
Anyway it's a nice shot, I like what you do with that fisheye. I'll have another look on Flickr sometime too. Thanks for the shout-out too.

cheers,
p.s. Any word on how Giles went on this night?

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cheers,
p.s. Any word on how Giles went on this night?
Nah, he tends to shy away from show off his shots. I'll hassel him to share
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Not shy, just lazy... posted three now, in the one thread. Hungry for tips, other than "don't quit your day job".

I do really like this photo - the stars are a marvellous bonus!
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Good result and appropriately captured with the FE.
Thanks for sharing.
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Good result and appropriately captured with the FE.
Thanks for sharing.
Thanks Ash, its a good lens which I didn't take off all night.
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