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My very first HDR attempt. Comments awaited =D

 
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Jun 01, 2011 03:31 |  #1

Hey guys!! I'm a member of this forum from just a couple of weeks. I took my time in reading articles written by users in this community and also spent some quality time viewing pictures posted here. And now, I come with my work. I am new to photography and I'm attracted to HDR very quickly. I'm posting my work here. Please reply with your comments on my work.

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IMAGE: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3117/5785738762_49f4bcdd45_b.jpg

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IMAGE: http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5304/5785181611_e2678a35a2_b.jpg

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Jun 01, 2011 12:27 |  #2

The first doesnt do much for me, but I think that is mostly the lack of foreground interest. the second turned out very nicely, nice details and you still have local contrast, it may be my eye but it looks slightly tipped to the left. keep practicing and playing with the software : )


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Jun 01, 2011 12:42 as a reply to  @ CalebG's post |  #3

Thanks for your suggestion Caleb :)
2nd shot was a hand held shot!! :)


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Jun 01, 2011 15:22 |  #4

Both are lovely!
I like the rays breaking through on the first one, did you have a lighter exp which brought out the trees in the foreground more?

The second one is picturebook perfect IMO, I love those reflections! I havn't done any HDR, but your results are more realistic and photographic, which make me want to give it a go. I'm not into the whole HDR unrealistic tonally perfect, everything showing pictures, they look more like paintings to me, but thats just me!

Nice work!

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Jun 01, 2011 16:14 |  #5

pemmaraju5 wrote in post #12516513 (external link)
2nd shot was a hand held shot!! :)

How did you get your multiple exposures without using a tripod?? Or, did you simply use one shot and modify tones? If so, it's not HDR.




  
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Jun 01, 2011 17:25 as a reply to  @ RegBruce's post |  #6

I feel that the first one is flat, an HDR is supposed to really increase the pop and color range ( I.E. darker blacks and whiter whites. ) I'm just not seeing much of that here otherwise unlike some of the others I do like the composition.


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Jun 01, 2011 17:43 |  #7

@Lou: Thank you so much!!

@RegBruce: No. I took multiple exposures by hand held. I tried to be as stable as possible when shooting images and luckily I got good shots. Thanks to "Align Source Images" option in Photomatix Pro which took care to align those images correctly.

@ythe 1300: I will try to improve my work in next posts. Thanks for the review :)


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Jun 01, 2011 17:50 |  #8

ythe1300 wrote in post #12518061 (external link)
I feel that the first one is flat, an HDR is supposed to really increase the pop and color range ( I.E. darker blacks and whiter whites. ) I'm just not seeing much of that here otherwise unlike some of the others I do like the composition.

Nope. HDR puts detail into sunk shadows and blown out highlights. So with multi-exposure HDR you will end up with less white and less black. HDR compresses the range of tones to make them fit into a printable print or viewable image.

The High Dynamic Range of the HDR term refers to the scene (input), not the output.

Of course, all photos should have black blacks and white whites unless there is a compelling artistic reason not to (there rarely is).


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Jun 01, 2011 17:52 |  #9

To the OP pemmaraju5: excellent first effort. The clouds & sun in particular are a good topic for HDR due to the great range there.


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Jun 02, 2011 14:26 |  #10

Monito wrote in post #12518208 (external link)
To the OP pemmaraju5: excellent first effort. The clouds & sun in particular are a good topic for HDR due to the great range there.

Thank you buddy!! :) That encourages me to work more on it :)


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