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Sinclair's at night (HDR)

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Jul 16, 2013 12:53 |  #1

I did not get any feedback from these in a different thread. Was hoping someone here could school me. ;)

Both are HDR, shot in Av at ISO 100.

1) Three exposures in f/6.3, 2.5-10 seconds

IMAGE LINK: …/78810152@N06/9​274631233/  (external link)

2) Three exposures in f/1.8, 1/100 - 1/5 seconds
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I tried to keep them looking natural. There was quite a bit of light pollution and shadows to contend with.

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Jul 16, 2013 16:14 |  #2

How did you do the HDR? They don't look HDR - normally a good thing! but image has over and under exposed areas and doesnt really "pop". White balance seems a bit to green to me.

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Jul 16, 2013 22:11 |  #3

In the first, I think your shortest exposure should have been shorter, as the pump globes are way blown, and the green of the globes (as shown in #2) would add an important feature of the photo.

You may want to watch this -​/watch?v=-JT1b12BBHs (external link) Three images for an HDR really aren't enough for really good, realistic HDRs.

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Jul 17, 2013 09:21 |  #4

Thanks for the feedback! I watched the vid, and it helped a lot.

Those were only +/-2 stops. Next time out, I'll try to get the seven.

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Jul 18, 2013 11:31 |  #5

I agree with Martin. No need for HDR in these situations...not enough dynamic range to warrant it. If you're after the HDR look, then you could tone map a single image.

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