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Jun 09, 2014 08:45 as a reply to  @ post 16960777 |  #16

I think Kolor-Pikker's is closest to reality. I tried an edit using the three bracketed exposures and wound up only using the -1.67 image. I wanted to emphasize the fact that almost the entire scene is in shade except for the points on the mountain. Apparently, my image may be too dark but other than differences with monitor settings, I think this scene should be on the dark side...in my opinion anyway.

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Jun 09, 2014 14:53 |  #17

Too much saturation and details in the shadows. Under my proposal.

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Jun 09, 2014 15:06 as a reply to  @ Pebal's post |  #18

Navydoc and Pebal version looks very beautiful.




  
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Jun 09, 2014 15:13 |  #19

+1, yes more natural looking for the win!


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Jun 09, 2014 15:52 |  #20

My take. Nice shot, btw. You could go a lot of different ways with it.

(And again, my uploaded images look like crap compared to what I see in PS. I wonder if my webhost is really crunching them.)

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Jun 09, 2014 17:44 as a reply to  @ M_Six's post |  #21

Thought I'd try as well.


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Jun 09, 2014 18:47 |  #22

M_Six wrote in post #16961602 (external link)
My take. Nice shot, btw. You could go a lot of different ways with it.

That's my take as well, so many tools/approaches! I myself haven't messed with it, but I've enjoyed the different edits, and I personally would be hard-pressed to prefer one over another (or the others)!


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Jun 09, 2014 19:22 |  #23

I'm liking NavyDoc's version so far, but several others are also quite good. I think a nice contrasty B&W would work.


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Jun 09, 2014 19:59 |  #24

When in doubt, make a fake old postcard.

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Jun 11, 2014 14:11 |  #25

Sorry for not writing for a few days. Was kind of busy.

I must admit that i received so many options and ideas that really helped. In the weekend i will have more time to play again with those images.

Kirk: Thanks i will keep your cropping idea. Really liked it.

nittaya wrote in post #16961521 (external link)
Navydoc and Pebal version looks very beautiful.


I totally agree, Navydoc created a wonderful contrast on the mountain which my image is lacking, while Pebal and Kolor-Pikker created a wonderful sky. It seems that blending is the way to go.


A last question. Yes from my point of view i want something more natural from this image. How would you expect or like this image more? More saturated? More warm ? Would you increase the clarity or make it smoother ?

Thank you very much guys. Really helpful for me. :wink:


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Jun 11, 2014 22:22 |  #26

I don't know that blending would get the best results or be more efficient...try working in a good Raw processors where you can not only do global adjustments like pulling back the Highlights (clouds), Contrast, Clarity, maybe some Vibrance, but you can also do selective adjustments to the Color channels (think the Blues) and then with Camera Raw and Lightroom you can also do local adjustment brushes, all in the non-destructive Raw editor. Some have suggested taking just one of your bracketed photos and work on it, of course you can also open your finished tiff (or jpeg) after your HDR work in a Raw processor!


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Jun 11, 2014 22:56 |  #27

tonylong wrote in post #16966644 (external link)
I don't know that blending would get the best results or be more efficient...try working in a good Raw processors where you can not only do global adjustments like pulling back the Highlights (clouds), Contrast, Clarity, maybe some Vibrance, but you can also do selective adjustments to the Color channels (think the Blues) and then with Camera Raw and Lightroom you can also do local adjustment brushes, all in the non-destructive Raw editor. Some have suggested taking just one of your bracketed photos and work on it, of course you can also open your finished tiff (or jpeg) after your HDR work in a Raw processor!

+1. With modern RAW processors, I don't see much real need for HDR in normal day-lit conditions unless there are large areas of DEEP shadow. I also think that digital printers (especially those with little or no film printing experience) tend to print highlights too dark and shadows too light - especially the shadows too light part.


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Jun 12, 2014 03:33 |  #28

Tweaked in snap seed on my ipad . If only they had a histogram and a few more controls...

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Jun 12, 2014 08:07 |  #29

Figured I'd give this one a try.
Imported to LR, Edit in HDR EFEX Pro 2 (Realistic, Deep1, 4-5 control points to selectively reduce saturation (building and boat.) Minor +clarity back in LR.

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Jun 12, 2014 10:42 |  #30

So, I'm finally back at work and can use my tools again, this time Photomatix 5 and Photoshop:

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This is about as natural as I can get it...

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