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Aug 03, 2011 19:00 |  #1

Went out today to do some shooting of a local church. At least this one church has some architectural detail and very beautiful from outside. It was hot sunny day 98 degrees and humid. My camera didn't work well and out of 70+ shots only got about 18 ok ones.

This is my first attempt at HDR. Would appreciate any comments. Thx

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Aug 03, 2011 19:16 |  #2

Not bad, but you're getting some odd artifacts around the trees, and the back of the church. If it was windy, that could cause the issues with trees. HDR doesn't like things moving between exposures... ;-)a


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Aug 03, 2011 19:22 |  #3

ok Thank you Paul


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Aug 04, 2011 01:42 |  #4

Just goofing around, I cropped the tree out and cropped tight on the right side. The result seemed to emphasize the line from the blue parking spaces, up the roof, and then to the top of the steeple (which could be lightened, sharpened, and saturated to become the focal point).

Lose that blurry tree!


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Aug 04, 2011 02:28 |  #5

A very good attempt and nice picture.

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Aug 04, 2011 07:01 as a reply to  @ Woodworker's post |  #6

Fake HDR (multiple exposures from a single frame), or did you combine separate original bracketed exposures? TBH, I don't see any conditions that would have required HDR to begin with. I don't suspect movement between frames since the same artifacts that are around the tree are also around the edges of the church, which is fixed in place. looks to be too heavy on the sliders...


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Aug 04, 2011 10:38 |  #7

If this was from multiple exposures, the bracketing was too tight. The shadows are way too dark, with lots of detail still hidden.


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Aug 05, 2011 09:32 |  #8

something with the trees is off and i would push the hdr more


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Aug 05, 2011 10:50 |  #9

If it was all from the same shot, the trees should not be that bad.


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Aug 06, 2011 08:39 |  #10

it was from 3 frames, I actually had 5 frames but the program only accepts 3. And no it's not fake HDR have all 3 photos can post them here if needed.


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Aug 06, 2011 11:34 |  #11

alexdesign wrote in post #12886945 (external link)
it was from 3 frames, I actually had 5 frames but the program only accepts 3. And no it's not fake HDR have all 3 photos can post them here if needed.

Photoshop will merge more than three images (In Bridge, Tools/Photoshop/Merge to HDR). Photoshop does a pretty good job of exactly aligning the images.

To prevent blurs, make sure that bracketing is changing only the shutter speed. If the aperture is changing, different exposures could have different ranges in focus. Also, take the pictures as quickly as possible so that clouds and leaves don't move in between exposures. (I didn't know these things until your post encouraged me to learn a bit more.)

I wonder if you'd get better results with less sunlight. Most of the good HDR photos I've seen were taken in low-light conditions. Maybe a neutral density filter would help.

I took a second look at the composition and still feel that I like the image cropped tight to the church, with no tree, and with the steeple shifted off center. Just my opinion. Thanks for letting me learn with you!


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