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Cliff & Waterfall

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Apr 05, 2011 15:09 |  #16

argyle wrote in post #12163997 (external link)
Do yourself a favor and forget about HDR right now...its very difficult to pull off with landscapes and still have them display any semblance of reality. Basically, it takes a lot of skill to pull off, and a fair amount of processing time. A graduated filter or two will solve most dynamic range issues, and you'll be done with a single shot. No need for a lot of processing time. In lieu of filters, even the simple blending of two exposures will give better results than HDR.

HDR wouldn't have 'fixed' this photo as composed...the sky is dead and featureless, and just detracts from the image. Also looks like theres a bit of CA going on too. Practice more on proper composition, exposure, lighting, and shooting at the right time of day for the best light. Its not always possible, and sometimes you gotta take what you can get, but the golden hours are referred to as the 'golden hours' for a reason. Also, read up on exposing to the right.

+1 for this. well said

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