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A few HDR's from summer camp
Lens: Tamron 17-50 Camera: K20d Photo Location: Mille-Iles, QC Canada 
Posted By: ve2vfd, 08-24-2010, 08:12 AM

Here are a few quicky HDR's I took at summer camp last month

A note, I am still quite new to processing HDR's and am still trying to find a "look" I like.

The picnic table

The creek (a little over processed, but I kind of like it that way)

Our campsite (I don't like that one)

The lake (maybe a little dark?)

What do you think?

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08-24-2010, 08:16 AM   #2
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i really like your last shot pat... wonderful depth to it...almost 3d like.... (the preceding one is a great camp shot....) dave m
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I think that the colors in the first and the last are just about perfect, but that the middle two are over-processed.

There are lots of soft areas in these photos- was this caused by the lens, or by the HDR processing?

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@dcmsox2004 Thanks! I was afraid the last one may be a little on the dark side.

@Adam The middle 2 are indeed over processed quite a bit, and I just realized my horizon is crooked on the creek photo! My guess is that the soft areas are caused by processing HDR photo sets taken on a really windy day. The lens is a Tamrom 17-50 f2.8, it's usually quite sharp.


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I really like the lake and the creek!
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The lake shot is a great one, and not too dark at all IMHO. The ghosting of the canoers and swimmers on the dock is a bit disturbing though...

If you're using Photomatix for your processing, you'll love the "selection-based deghosting" in 4.0, when it comes out. Does wonders for fixing these areas in HDRs!
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I like the lake. Very Good.
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Nice series. The wind might explains the sort of weird fuzziness on the left of #2.

Kind of a lot of dirt on #1 - I would crop all of it off and make it a quasi-pano.

On #4, I'd maybe crop off the bottom 1/2 of the water (where it starts going brown) to emphasize the other elements of the image.

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@DaveHolmes Thanks!

@panoguy Thanks, the people in the pic are ghosted because of the movement but I didn't mind it too much as I wanted the attention drawn to the landscape and not the people. I'll check out Photomatix 4, I'm using an ancient version.

@danny Thanks!

@SpecialK The wind was pretty strong when I was taking the pics, not a whole lot I could do against wind movement... I agree that #4 could have used a much tighter crop. I'm a little hesitant cropping #1, I tried several crops and kind of liked the yin-yang of sky and beach on it. Less sand would indeed put emphasis on the picnic table though.
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Well now those look pretty darn good to me. Well done Pat.

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