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Feb 20, 2011 16:37 |  #1

Shot with a 7D using the kit 28-135mm lens from the Luna Restaurant at the Gaia Hotel in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. Processed in Photomatrix Pro and Photoshop CS5. Now that I'm back in New England, it makes me want to go back to the tropics! C&C always welcomed.

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Feb 20, 2011 16:47 |  #2

You want C&C?
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Feb 20, 2011 20:01 as a reply to  @ Merlin_AZ's post |  #3

That sun is perfect, nice job.




  
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Feb 21, 2011 12:45 |  #4

Let me begin by saying that I'm no expert!

Now that out of the way, this picture is nice but I do not think this qualifies as an HDR. The trees are underexposed and do not have enough details showing (especially the left and the right side).



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Feb 21, 2011 18:23 |  #5

nepali wrote in post #11885496 (external link)
Let me begin by saying that I'm no expert!

Now that out of the way, this picture is nice but I do not think this qualifies as an HDR. The trees are underexposed and do not have enough details showing (especially the left and the right side).

Fair enough. Actually, the default setting on Photomatrix Pro showed the trees fairly well exposed. I decided to play with the black point setting to deliberately darken the trees, especially at the edges, for artistic reasons.

That being said, I'm no pro either. I'm learning more about HDR every time I try it out. Thanks for the input.


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Feb 21, 2011 23:04 |  #6

What about the odd coloring?


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Feb 22, 2011 02:20 |  #7

Nice image of a lovely sunset. Just a question and a couple of comments. How many exposures? The whole image seems to have a bit of pink colour-cast to it (pink trees) and there appears to be a few halos around the trees on the right side of the image, particularly where they are close to the horizon.

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Feb 22, 2011 14:12 as a reply to  @ WesternGuy's post |  #8

Great Shot :)


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Feb 22, 2011 19:35 |  #9

WesternGuy wrote in post #11890165 (external link)
Nice image of a lovely sunset. Just a question and a couple of comments. How many exposures? The whole image seems to have a bit of pink colour-cast to it (pink trees) and there appears to be a few halos around the trees on the right side of the image, particularly where they are close to the horizon.

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I stacked up 3 exposures, bracketing about 1.5 stops. The odd coloring was undoubtedly an unintended effect of shooting directly into the sun. I had to use Photoshop to remove a large pink/orange glow in the trees, but the light from the glare bled into a larger area than I wanted to replace using content-aware filling. The halos around the trees are because the scene is so heavenly! :lol:

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Feb 22, 2011 20:52 |  #10

Any chance it is a lens flare?


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Feb 22, 2011 20:57 |  #11

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Any chance it is a lens flare?

Almost certainly. As I said earlier, I had to remove a large lens flare from the trees using content-aware fill in CS5, and I probably didn't get it all out.


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Feb 24, 2011 04:17 |  #12

Like the sun and sky, but there is something weird going on with the bottom half of the shot, too dark in the corners and the rest is blurred with a pink cast to it ??


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Feb 24, 2011 18:54 |  #13

I would totally darken the foreground (there is not enough detail for its current exposure). I would also add / increase the color in the sunset - it could possibly be an outstanding picture.


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Feb 24, 2011 19:01 |  #14

Just a couple of real quick adjustments. Just my take on the sunset ... nice shot.

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Feb 24, 2011 19:02 |  #15

Sorry ...

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