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Blacks and highlights ..... did I cheat a bit ??

 
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Sep 13, 2010 07:21 |  #16

As long as you say up front that it wasn't a 1-shot picture, I think it's great. Otherwise people like me who don't know that much about it will wonder why we can't get the same results.


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Sep 13, 2010 08:31 |  #17

You did a wonderful job of salvaging an impossible situation with PP. I'm new to the digital darkroom side and it is great to see what can be done. Presently I'm still challenged to open up Elements and find the image that I want. ;)




  
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Sep 13, 2010 10:53 |  #18

Ha :) what I have seen in different venues that call what they do "Art"... then you have a Rembrandt here Matt... beautiful levitation job and composition.

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Sep 13, 2010 20:32 |  #19

archer1960 wrote in post #10898881 (external link)
As long as you say up front that it wasn't a 1-shot picture, I think it's great. Otherwise people like me who don't know that much about it will wonder why we can't get the same results.

Unless I misunderstood the OP, this was a one-shot exposure. He created different levels of exposure during PP and then combined those with HDR software. No PS with two seperate bird exposures combined into a single eposure. makes teh captured moment all the more special.


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Sep 14, 2010 01:09 |  #20

NeutronBoy wrote in post #10903222 (external link)
Unless I misunderstood the OP, this was a one-shot exposure. He created different levels of exposure during PP and then combined those with HDR software. No PS with two seperate bird exposures combined into a single eposure. makes teh captured moment all the more special.

Yup, definitely one shot just converted four different exposures of that one 'frame', then combined.

Here's the original. No PP'ing, just the jpg conversion from the one RAW file.

IMAGE NOT FOUND
IMAGE IS A REDIRECT OR MISSING!
Byte size: ZERO | Content warning: NOT AN IMAGE

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Sep 14, 2010 06:53 |  #21

NeutronBoy wrote in post #10903222 (external link)
Unless I misunderstood the OP, this was a one-shot exposure. He created different levels of exposure during PP and then combined those with HDR software. No PS with two seperate bird exposures combined into a single eposure. makes teh captured moment all the more special.

Then I'm the one who misunderstood; thanks for the clarification.


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Sep 14, 2010 09:32 |  #22

In the real world you could see the detail of the Oystercatcher and Gull. So why can't you in an image? I want my image to look like the real thing, not like what we think an image should look like with respect to dynamic range.


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Sep 14, 2010 09:34 |  #23

For that image in Lightroom, you could just crop, add a bit of "fill light" and exposure, maybe a tad "recovery" and you would get about the same effect in seconds. I hardly take out my HDR program anymore for shots like these.


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