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04-15-2012, 06:44 PM   #31
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Thanks, quite a heroic effort! I don't think my laptop could handle that one.

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x-posted; desaturated tonemapped hdr

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A few more I like....

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HDR B&W, also Getty Center


Las Vegas (where else could it be?)


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Nice subject.... my suggestion would be (not that I'm an expert) to try and reduce the halo effect around the trees. Not easy to do HDR when you have a bright sky in sharp contrast with a dark area like the trees. What has worked best for me though is, if you are taking a picture with bright sky which always seems to create a strong halo, to take 5 exposures for your HDR, and then when you've completed the HDR mask out the sky and replace it with the best sky of the 5 original pictures (or a stock sky). This is what I did in my photo above from Big Sur - just wiped out a boring sky and masked in something better. I have no qualms about cheating. :-)

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jqjones,

Nice subject.... my suggestion would be (not that I'm an expert) to try and reduce the halo effect around the trees. Not easy to do HDR when you have a bright sky in sharp contrast with a dark area like the trees. What has worked best for me though is, if you are taking a picture with bright sky which always seems to create a strong halo, to take 5 exposures for your HDR, and then when you've completed the HDR mask out the sky and replace it with the best sky of the 5 original pictures (or a stock sky). This is what I did in my photo above from Big Sur - just wiped out a boring sky and masked in something better. I have no qualms about cheating. :-)
Thanks! I'll have to give that a try sometime. I don't think I have the patience to try that with all the tree branches though!
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Actually it's easier than you think. You just set colors you want to keep, and colors you want to erase, and brush over it. I use OnOne Perfect Mask, works pretty well! Manually though it would be impossible.
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Actually it's easier than you think. You just set colors you want to keep, and colors you want to erase, and brush over it. I use OnOne Perfect Mask, works pretty well! Manually though it would be impossible.
I'm going for the trial as I type this. Appreciate it!

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OK great, post your result!
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The Old Man of Storr. Nice! :-)
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It is indeed :-)

A wander up in the dark before dawn and it was so windy I was crying, but the view was worth it. One to do again.
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Lived in Scotland for two years and always wanted to hike Skye, but never got around to it. Is the Hotel Skeabost still there?
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How about a couple of recent ones from me?
Excellent thanks, fascinating statue and I love the composition of the grape and mustard image.

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I don't do it very often but I plan to - here's a few of mine.
Dave, I hope you do it often and post em here. Number 2 & 3 are excellent to my eye, I'm practically wading around in #2 looking for 'angles'
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Stopped down, unfortunately. Would've been better with shallow DoF.


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