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Dec 29, 2018 04:50 |  #3091

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I enjoy looking at your work, as it is fantastic. The first one here though looks like the camera shifted between shots, as the posts and buildings are blurred vice in alignment with one another. But overall great shots.

It's good of you to say so Gnhntn . I have been at it a long time (got my first camera in 1938!)

I should have spotted tje ghosts - seems to happen a lot when the lens is at or near its widest angle.

Again thanks for your +ve feedback. Good wishes for 2019.

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Dec 29, 2018 15:26 |  #3092

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These are very nice photos! Are they HDR's, I wonder?


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Dec 30, 2018 04:20 |  #3093

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These are very nice photos! Are they HDR's, I wonder?

Yes, setagate , they are HDRs. The first was generated from a single RAW and the second from a set of 3. They were processed with SNS-HDR 2 - which I still belive is the best for blues and greens in landscapes.

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Dec 31, 2018 10:57 |  #3097

I actually have a preset I made called Football. You really can't "over cook" a football photo without it looking wrong. I use the preset to make the photo look better, but not too much better.

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Dec 31, 2018 14:36 |  #3098

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Jan 06, 2019 05:09 |  #3099

Elfreths Alley

Here we have 5 bracketed images taken under different exposures, blended using Photomatix Pro. (Method: Exposure Fusion/Natural)
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Jan 06, 2019 05:37 |  #3100

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Elfreths Alley

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A colourful scene but, IMO it should not be in this thread as it does not look natural, it is over-saturated - particularly the reds. Photomatix is prone to this.

There appear to be no shadows at all in this scene so I would also question whether 5 exposures were necessary.


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Jan 06, 2019 08:38 |  #3101

Stiga wrote in post #18785646 (external link)
A colourful scene but, IMO it should not be in this thread as it does not look natural, it is over-saturated - particularly the reds. Photomatix is prone to this.

There appear to be no shadows at all in this scene so I would also question whether 5 exposures were necessary.

While I agree with you, there are many images in this thread that don't look natural or don't appear to have needed HDR.

I like this image but I see two things that could make it better. 1) Removing the ghost flags. 2) I can't tell if the sky was blue or overcast. I suspect overcast due to the lack of shadows. Maybe play with white balance a bit?

By the way I've always struggled keeping blue skies blue in HDR.


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Jan 06, 2019 11:51 |  #3102

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While I agree with you, there are many images in this thread that don't look natural or don't appear to have needed HDR.

I like this image but I see two things that could make it better. 1) Removing the ghost flags. 2) I can't tell if the sky was blue or overcast. I suspect overcast due to the lack of shadows. Maybe play with white balance a bit?

By the way I've always struggled keeping blue skies blue in HDR.

I agree and I think it would be a better thread if some of the unnatural posts were challenged.

Re blue sky, I have found that easyHDR and SNS-HDR render blues well. I have also seen very natural blues processed by Aurora.


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Jan 06, 2019 16:05 as a reply to  @ Stiga's post |  #3103

It is hard to say whether some 'need' HDR though. I know a lot of my 'HDR' (not posted in this thread) is close and if I was using Nikon or Sony FF I probably wouldn't need it, but I like to improve shadow detail.


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Jan 07, 2019 05:44 |  #3104

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It is hard to say whether some 'need' HDR though. I know a lot of my 'HDR' (not posted in this thread) is close and if I was using Nikon or Sony FF I probably wouldn't need it, but I like to improve shadow detail.

Yup, that is why I use HDR in moderation. I see so many shots in the Nature & Landscapes forum (and best sunsets / sunrises) that I know could be improved with a bit of image blending or "softly, softly" HDR. These 2 images illustrate this.

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