Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Post Processing, Marketing & Presenting Photos HDR Creation 
Thread started 05 Jun 2011 (Sunday) 21:42
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

A little USAF HDR, c+c appreciated!

 
aprescott
Member
Avatar
119 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Jun 2011
Location: Inland NW
     
Jun 05, 2011 21:42 |  #1

Hey everyone, this is my first thread here but I've been lurking and enjoying the board for a while. I've been working on improving HDRs for some time - wanted to hear some feedback from everyone here though! There's some haloing that I can't quite get rid of, can anyone explain layers and photoshop a little better for me?

IMAGE: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2554/5802277067_a1d1c62b70.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com/​photos/signallamp/5802​277067/  (external link)
kc (external link) by signallamp (external link), on Flickr

Every artist was first an amateur.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
sladerade
Member
Avatar
52 posts
Joined Feb 2011
     
Jun 05, 2011 23:43 |  #2

I like the KC, did you take bracketed shots? If you did what where the exposures at?

I'm still a beginner at HDR and layering pictures. This is what I have gathered on layering for an HDR image. I know ill have someone correct me on the layering part. I'm still new to this as well

When you layer in photoshop you have 3 images at different exposures ex. -2, 0, +2. You can open all three images in photoshop and "mask" them into the picture to fix certain areas of the photo like "haloing" or to change the effect of the picture like contrast. Making it bright in one area and dark in the other to bring out detail that tone mapping did not get.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
aprescott
THREAD ­ STARTER
Member
Avatar
119 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Jun 2011
Location: Inland NW
     
Jun 06, 2011 00:37 |  #3

I took bracketed shots at -2, 0, and +2 handheld. I processed and tonemapped them in photomatix. I tried to avoid halos there, but I couldn't really avoid it on the nose of plane. I tried to mask in CS5 but photoshop isn't my biggest strength! Using the -2 exposure looked really unnatural when brought into the tonemapped shot.


Every artist was first an amateur.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
navydoc
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
13,435 posts
Gallery: 203 photos
Likes: 13489
Joined Oct 2009
Location: Inland Empire, So. Cal
     
Jun 06, 2011 00:43 as a reply to  @ aprescott's post |  #4

I think this is an interesting shot and if you can get the haloing under control, it will look super.


Gene - My Photo Gallery || (external link) My USS Oriskany website (external link) || My Flickr (external link)
Take nothing but photos - leave nothing but footprints - break nothing but silence - kill nothing but time.

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
J-Blake
Great Googley Moogley!
Avatar
2,078 posts
Gallery: 113 photos
Best ofs: 9
Likes: 1476
Joined Dec 2009
Location: Denver, CO
     
Jun 06, 2011 08:30 |  #5

The shot looks good, especially if you follow the link and look at it large in Flickr. Regarding the sky, it sounds like you're going through the right steps and thought process. Did you try reprocessing another version from scratch in PM, focusing this effort for the sky only? Then merge this version of the sky with the rest of the photo above. Quite often I can eliminate halo's using this method and you may find that you prefer other portions of the photo as well.

There are fairly easy ways to clone out halos too. Copy the layer with the sky, change it's blending mode to darker color, and clone away. You can be fairly slopy with this as only the lighter color will be effected.


Jon
So much to learn, so little time.
A few worthy shots (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
aprescott
THREAD ­ STARTER
Member
Avatar
119 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Jun 2011
Location: Inland NW
     
Jun 08, 2011 22:38 |  #6

J-Blake wrote in post #12544610 (external link)
Did you try reprocessing another version from scratch in PM, focusing this effort for the sky only? Then merge this version of the sky with the rest of the photo above. Quite often I can eliminate halo's using this method and you may find that you prefer other portions of the photo as well.

There are fairly easy ways to clone out halos too. Copy the layer with the sky, change it's blending mode to darker color, and clone away. You can be fairly slopy with this as only the lighter color will be effected.

Definitely need to try this later, thanks for the awesome advice!


Every artist was first an amateur.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

1,258 views & 0 likes for this thread
A little USAF HDR, c+c appreciated!
FORUMS Post Processing, Marketing & Presenting Photos HDR Creation 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is amaz0nacc0untssales
1451 guests, 222 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.