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Jan 28, 2012 10:43 |  #16

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I like this thread as well. Here comes some more from my archive. This picture was taken from my hotel-room in Svolvær (North in Norway). It was 1:00 am and the midnight sun was just at the horizon.

One of the photographically cool things about living far north or south of the equator is that for portions of the year you have great morning or evening light all day long! I remember when I went on a fishing trip in Alaska in July, I was able to read a book by the light coming through the window of the lodge... and it was 11:30PM.

Really nice image, BTW!


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Jan 28, 2012 10:54 |  #17

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To me Natural HDR is any HDR. Just my $.02.

I couldn't agree less...


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Jan 28, 2012 10:55 |  #18

janok wrote in post #13783259external link
I like this thread as well. Here comes some more from my archive. This picture was taken from my hotel-room in Svolvær (North in Norway). It was 1:00 am and the midnight sun was just at the horizon.

chumlee wrote in post #13783268external link
Subscribed...nice thread!

Would you guys like to share some processing information?


This picture is taken with 3 shots +/-2AV - tonemapped in Photomatix and postprocessed in CS5 with Topaz Adjust.


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Jan 28, 2012 10:57 as a reply to janok's post |  #19

Janok, I'm always impressed by the incredible sharpness of your pictures. I tried to get to your flickr link on the last shot, to see what lens and camera you used, but the link is not resolving for some reason.

What lens and camera did you use for this? It's pretty damned incredible, to me.


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Jan 28, 2012 11:07 |  #20

Thank you Old Baldy - this picture was taken with my Canon 60D - and the Sigma AF 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM.


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Jan 28, 2012 11:10 |  #21

janok wrote in post #13783439external link
Thank you Old Baldy - this picture was taken with my Canon 60D - and the Sigma AF 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM.

Very, very impressive. This just goes to show...it's hardly ever the equipment in front of the photographer that makes a good image. It's what's between the ears and in the heart of the photographer. :)

I remember thinking similar things when I saw the images that the developer of "Zero Noise" was achieving, with his ancient old bottom-rung Rebel camera.


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Jan 28, 2012 14:14 |  #22

I am using SNS-HDR as it gives me the best natural results without too much of tweaking:

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Jan 28, 2012 14:21 |  #23

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I am using SNS-HDR as it gives me the best natural results without too much of tweaking:


I like the expression of these pictures - nice treatment.


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Jan 28, 2012 14:22 as a reply to ThreeD23's post |  #24

Those are very natural looking. The top one seems to have huge DR with the bright sun and very deep shadows. Personally, I may have tried to lift the shadows touch a tiny bit, but I do like your results very much.


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Jan 28, 2012 14:47 |  #25

thanks for the feedback and constructive critiscm which is always welcome, guys! I am starter so I really appreciate any kind of tips!


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Jan 28, 2012 15:07 |  #26

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Jan 28, 2012 17:29 |  #27

Great city/landscapes ThreeD23 :)

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Tonemapped in ACR :)

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Jan 29, 2012 03:42 |  #28

very natural! is this coming from one picture or at least two?


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Jan 29, 2012 03:57 |  #29

More from the land of the midnight sun:

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Jan 29, 2012 04:32 |  #30

ThreeD23 wrote in post #13787086external link
very natural! is this coming from one picture or at least two?

Thanks!

I combined 3 exposures (-4, 0, +4) into a 16-bit TIF using a PSCS5 action I created. I then opened up the TIF in ACR and used a modified tone curve to simulate a film-like response (simple +1EV curve that flattens out near the highlights to preserve them). I finally added some fill light to open up the shadows.


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