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recognise this one maestro:):)




  
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Jul 08, 2017 03:56 |  #2419

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Yes, Rob, the carved hands were almost new when I shot this one in 2004! I tonemapped a single JPEG with SNS-HDR and the result was much better than I had anticipated :-)

This shot was taken last year - old age (just like me) has set in -?


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This doorway, about 5ft high, was built about 700 years ago. That indicates that homo sapiens has grown a bit since then!

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Part of Warkworth Castle, NE England

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Jul 18, 2017 02:40 as a reply to  @ Stiga's post |  #2423

Hi, Martin, I used to do the HDR road but have not done so for a couple years now but still have the software and after reloading it back on to the computer the updates came fast and furious to the SNS-HDR and Photomatix Pro anyways I used to construct the images in Photomatix as at that time felt it had the best alignment option/s then save as a Radiance or OpenEXR and transfer to SNS-HDR as felt SNS-HDR offered up the best natural looking images straight out the can.
When doing this to produce as a Radiance or OpenEXR file I had to import into Photomatix from a folder not from Lightroom as then you did not get the option to save in that format (as a Radiance or OpenEXR), after doing a couple of test it seems this is still the case or I cannot see a way of doing it via export from Lighroom to Photomatix and then to SNS-HDR.
As you have stuck with the HDR system of working what now with the updated and probably new HDR software available out there do you feel is the best way forward for realistic looking images please?
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Hi, Martin, I used to do the HDR road but have not done so for a couple years now but still have the software and after reloading it back on to the computer the updates came fast and furious to the SNS-HDR and Photomatix Pro anyways I used to construct the images in Photomatix as at that time felt it had the best alignment option/s then save as a Radiance or OpenEXR and transfer to SNS-HDR as felt SNS-HDR offered up the best natural looking images straight out the can.
When doing this to produce as a Radiance or OpenEXR file I had to import into Photomatix from a folder not from Lightroom as then you did not get the option to save in that format (as a Radiance or OpenEXR), after doing a couple of test it seems this is still the case or I cannot see a way of doing it via export from Lighroom to Photomatix and then to SNS-HDR.
As you have stuck with the HDR system of working what now with the updated and probably new HDR software available out there do you feel is the best way forward for realistic looking images please?
Thank you for your time.
Russ

Russ, I cannot give much advice on LR as I don't use it. However, here is my take on current HDR software.

LR Merge to HDR: I have tried it on a friend's PC. It is very easy to use. It is very good at alignment and generates a very natural looking result. But it is a photo-merge app and does no tonemapping.

Photomatic Pro 6.0.2: It is now much easier to generate natural looking images using the new Tone Balancer method. The tendency to over-saturate some colours (especially red) seems to have disappeared and overall colout rendering is good. You can still save a radiance file with this new version and then tonemap it with easyHDR or SNS-HDR.

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pp still gives the best colour rendering IMO. The blues and greens in a tonemapped image are particularly good. Deghosting is still poor but it is my preferred option for tonemapping.

easyHDR 3.10.1: Excellent image alignment, good colour rendering and automatic de-ghosting. But I find that I get halos with against-the-light shots. You can save a radiance file half way through processing.

Aurora HDR: This relatively HDR app has had good reviews but at present only available for MacOS. A Windows version is expected in August.

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Jul 19, 2017 16:40 |  #2426

A couple for Martin


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Great colour and texture as always Martin




  
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Another well known view


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Jul 20, 2017 04:33 |  #2429

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Great colour and texture as always Martin

Thanks Woolly :-)


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