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Jan 22, 2017 04:15 |  #2296

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State Park Sunrise, Ft. Pierce, Florida
5 exposures--->Photomatix--->Lightroom

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Jan 22, 2017 05:18 |  #2297

A reworked image for Charles :-)


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This time I aligned and deghosted the 2 bracketed sets with Photomatix The saved radiance files were then tonemapped with SNS-HDR 2 and stitched with Microsoft ICE
I went back to square one!

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Jan 22, 2017 10:28 |  #2298

HDR from last Friday:


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Jan 22, 2017 13:11 |  #2299


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Jan 22, 2017 15:40 |  #2300

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A reworked image for Charles :-)

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This time I aligned and deghosted the 2 bracketed sets with Photomatix The saved radiance files were then tonemapped with SNS-HDR 2 and stitched with Microsoft ICE
I went back to square one!

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Jan 23, 2017 03:39 as a reply to  @ C Scott IV's post |  #2301

Positive feedback always appreciated. Thanks


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Jan 24, 2017 01:25 |  #2302

Maybe this isn't as natural as I thought initially. One shot, four virtual copies Lightroom, one stop apart, sns-hdr to process, back to LR for some contrast, clarity, slight vibrance, and fixing histogram

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Jan 24, 2017 04:27 |  #2303

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Maybe this isn't as natural as I thought initially. One shot, four virtual copies Lightroom, one stop apart, sns-hdr to process, back to LR for some contrast, clarity, slight vibrance, and fixing histogram

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As I understand it, making virtual copies at different EVs makes no difference as a tonemapper like SNS-HDR can extract the full dynamic range held in the original single RAW. BTW, I am not sure whether you have fixed the histogram fully. I downloaded your Flickr image (yes, it can be done if you have the right browser and an understanding of HTM) and opened it in Photoshop - it looks like this:

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Moving the black point in a tad and and then moving the white point to just below the steep cliff on the histogram is beneficial. The image then looks more sunny and clarity is improved.

I do like the way you have framed this shot.

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Jan 24, 2017 08:12 |  #2304

Loch Morlich, Cairngorm National Park, Scotland


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Jan 24, 2017 09:23 |  #2305

roseyposey wrote in post #18253938 (external link)
Maybe this isn't as natural as I thought initially. One shot, four virtual copies Lightroom, one stop apart, sns-hdr to process, back to LR for some contrast, clarity, slight vibrance, and fixing histogram


A couple of things to consider. First - make sure you fix chromatic aberrations and fringing before you start combining and processing images - the evergreen needles against the sky are a classic set up for fringes (here, purplish-magenta) that get amplified as you start to add in a lot of local contrast and saturation.

Second - this image has a nice sense of distance to it, but the tone mapping process has removed all of that natural contrast. The peaks in the distance should be hazy, and lighter in tone than the grass in the foreground. The trees and topography in the middle and foreground should get progressively darker and have more contrast the closer they get to the camera. The tone mapper does not know this, so it tends to compress and equalize the scene, on a larger scale, and then attempts to add local detail back in on a much smaller scale. So, you end up with a flat image that has strong wiggles and bumps.

Try adding some haze back into the background and sky and try adding some more large-scale contrast into the foreground to re-establish this natural separation that occurs with distance. Also, this is a sunny scene, so shadows can be dark, like black dark, and highlights can be close to white in some select places.

Looks like a beautiful place to be!

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Jan 24, 2017 18:23 as a reply to  @ post 13787249 |  #2306

i like the first photo butthey all look really good great work




  
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Jan 27, 2017 07:27 |  #2307

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i like the first photo butthey all look really good great work

Which one? There are 6 images onb the page!


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Jan 27, 2017 07:29 |  #2308


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Jan 27, 2017 12:18 |  #2309

MIKEYHEA28 wrote in post #18254599 (external link)
i like the first photo butthey all look really good great work

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Which one? There are 6 images onb the page!

Click on link in his post in the top right corner... https://photography-on-the.net …showthread.php?​p=13787249
i think he's referring to the images posted earlier in this thread from January, 2012. :eek:



  
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Jan 27, 2017 13:19 |  #2310

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Click on link in his post in the top right corner... https://photography-on-the.net …showthread.php?​p=13787249
i think he's referring to the images posted earlier in this thread from January, 2012. :eek:

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Thanks for (some) clarification - but I see that you only think he was referring to to an images way back!


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