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Feb 03, 2011 08:50 |  #16

Agree with the above. Lose the halos and print it if you want to.

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Feb 03, 2011 08:54 |  #17

Apart from the Halo's I don't really like the way it fades from dark to the left to extremely colorful on the right... But it's awesome at the same time!




  
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Feb 03, 2011 14:48 |  #18

Well done.




  
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Feb 04, 2011 12:12 |  #19

thanks for all the input guys/gals. really appreciate it. Some great pointers that I'll take into consideration while I learn these things :). I'll try and post the final result once I'm done.

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Feb 04, 2011 14:41 |  #20

The composition is good, but the halos are too much and the sky looks dirty.


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Feb 04, 2011 16:52 |  #21

Nice picture, especially because it does not look as fake as many HDR shots!




  
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Feb 04, 2011 17:16 |  #22

As others have said, the halo effect is rather distracting. Also, the sky is the low-point of interest in this photo. A little bit of sky PP, and you've got a real keeper.


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Feb 04, 2011 17:22 |  #23

When you say halos, are you talking about the whiteish glow around the tops of the buildings?


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Feb 04, 2011 17:43 |  #24

Saxi wrote in post #11778413 (external link)
When you say halos, are you talking about the whiteish glow around the tops of the buildings?

Yes.


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Feb 04, 2011 17:50 |  #25

TGrundvig wrote in post #11778538 (external link)
Yes.

They are there, but I don't see them all that distracting.


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Feb 04, 2011 22:22 |  #26

Saxi wrote in post #11778574 (external link)
They are there, but I don't see them all that distracting.

Halos are distracting because they are not natural. The idea of HDR is to make the camera capture what the eye can see when there in person. This is more than the camera can capture for a high dynamic range scene.


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Feb 05, 2011 08:12 as a reply to  @ Gary McDuffie's post |  #27

Like any form of art, this is a subjective topic. There are no rules, only opinions. The more a photo is tone mapped, the less it conforms to what was seen when shot. Some people really like heavily tone mapped photographs, some don't, and still others find it appropriate on certain subjects.

The photo in the OP appears to be an attempt at keeping the tone mapping low and presenting the scene fairly naturally, using HDR processing to increase the dynamic range to present the scene as it was seen when shot. I'm pretty sure, the halos were not present when it was captured. The majority of comments, including my own, are a reflection of this and offer suggestions to improve the processing in manner presented.


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Feb 05, 2011 09:13 |  #28

I find the shorline in the foreground distracting. Perhaps it is that way but to me the transition from water to shore is too abrupt.




  
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