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 27 Jan 2012 (Friday) 12:25
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

Natural Looking HDR

 
roseyposey
Cream of the Crop
5,376 posts
Gallery: 28 photos
Likes: 3622
Joined Oct 2011
Location: Hastings, New Zealand
     
Dec 14, 2015 20:29 |  #1771

MedicineMan4040 wrote in post #17818986 (external link)
We were cycle camping this weekend and this was at the beginning of the trail-
7 shot bracket, merged in LRc (light room cloud), tweeked as layers in PSc (photoshop cloud)
(the original merged shot on one layer, and the original mered layer post NIK tweaking on another),
then back into LRc for the save. For me a lot of effort to prevent the whacked out sky look.

QUOTED IMAGE
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/C4U9​yz  (external link) New River Trail Foster Falls (external link) by MedicineMan4040 (external link), on Flickr

Worth the effort then Robert :-) I like :-)


Olympus M1 MkII, Olympus M5 MkII: Lenses covering 8 - 300mm
Canon M5: A variety of Canon, Sigma, Tamron, Tokina, prime and zoom lenses, Samyang fisheye, 2 lovely Minolta MD, just for fun a Helios 44-2 58m - and adapters.
Rose
http://www.flickr.com/​photos/rose_mcgillicud​dy/ (external link)
"Dance among the moonbeams, feel the magic in the air."

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
MedicineMan4040
The Magic Johnson of Cameras
Avatar
22,431 posts
Gallery: 1956 photos
Best ofs: 7
Likes: 78855
Joined Jul 2013
     
Dec 14, 2015 21:25 |  #1772

Thanks Rose, and remember we're 3 weeks away from farm implements-lot's of them!
What else can you do to a tractor if not HDR ???
Don't say learn to drive one!


flickr (external link)
Vid Collection: https://www.youtube.co​m/user/medicineman4040 (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
roseyposey
Cream of the Crop
5,376 posts
Gallery: 28 photos
Likes: 3622
Joined Oct 2011
Location: Hastings, New Zealand
Post edited over 6 years ago by roseyposey.
     
Dec 14, 2015 21:29 |  #1773

MedicineMan4040 wrote in post #17819251 (external link)
Thanks Rose, and remember we're 3 weeks away from farm implements-lot's of them!
What else can you do to a tractor if not HDR ???
Don't say learn to drive one!


The ones I've driven were very easy (on the flat)! ;-)a

Look forward to more HDR then :-)


Olympus M1 MkII, Olympus M5 MkII: Lenses covering 8 - 300mm
Canon M5: A variety of Canon, Sigma, Tamron, Tokina, prime and zoom lenses, Samyang fisheye, 2 lovely Minolta MD, just for fun a Helios 44-2 58m - and adapters.
Rose
http://www.flickr.com/​photos/rose_mcgillicud​dy/ (external link)
"Dance among the moonbeams, feel the magic in the air."

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
FuzzSummit
Senior Member
Avatar
882 posts
Gallery: 60 photos
Best ofs: 1
Likes: 549
Joined Oct 2009
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
     
Dec 14, 2015 22:05 |  #1774

MedicineMan4040 wrote in post #17818986 (external link)
For me a lot of effort to prevent the whacked out sky look.

Nicely done! Scenes like these are difficult to do well, if the plethora of overcooked HDR train images online is anything to go by! :-)


Website (external link) || Instagram (external link) || Facebook (external link) ||Blog (external link) ||
Canon 6D || Canon 16-35/2.8 | Canon 35/1.4 | Canon 50/1.4 | Canon 70-200/2.8 | Sigma 85/1.4

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
MedicineMan4040
The Magic Johnson of Cameras
Avatar
22,431 posts
Gallery: 1956 photos
Best ofs: 7
Likes: 78855
Joined Jul 2013
     
Dec 14, 2015 22:22 as a reply to  @ FuzzSummit's post |  #1775

Thanks FS. Maybe there are just too many train images period :)


flickr (external link)
Vid Collection: https://www.youtube.co​m/user/medicineman4040 (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
MedicineMan4040
The Magic Johnson of Cameras
Avatar
22,431 posts
Gallery: 1956 photos
Best ofs: 7
Likes: 78855
Joined Jul 2013
Post edited over 6 years ago by Pekka with reason 'fixed img url'.
     
Dec 16, 2015 21:04 |  #1776

I feel like I'm real close to stepping over the line on this one and getting the whacked clouds which I hate.
7 brackets in the Lumix GX8 + 30-70mm/2.8 lens. Blended in LRcc, detail enhanced in NIK on one layer,
adjusted the opacity of the enhanced layer-

IMAGE: https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5829/23432172279_41fcb8c71b_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://www.flickr.com …icineman4040/23​432172279/  (external link)
When clouds become leaves (external link) by MedicineMan4040 (external link) on Flickr

flickr (external link)
Vid Collection: https://www.youtube.co​m/user/medicineman4040 (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
navydoc
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
14,971 posts
Gallery: 236 photos
Likes: 17587
Joined Oct 2009
Location: Inland Empire, So. Cal
Post edited over 6 years ago by Pekka with reason 'fixed img url'.
     
Dec 16, 2015 21:38 |  #1777

MedicineMan4040 wrote in post #17821844 (external link)
I feel like I'm real close to stepping over the line on this one and getting the whacked clouds which I hate.
7 brackets in the Lumix GX8 + 30-70mm/2.8 lens. Blended in LRcc, detail enhanced in NIK on one layer,
adjusted the opacity of the enhanced layer-

QUOTED IMAGE
IMAGE LINK: https://www.flickr.com …icineman4040/23​432172279/  (external link)
When clouds become leaves (external link) by MedicineMan4040 (external link) on Flickr

I think the biggest issue with this image is the purple fringing. You might try to remove or reduce that and maybe warm the image up a little too.


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
MedicineMan4040
The Magic Johnson of Cameras
Avatar
22,431 posts
Gallery: 1956 photos
Best ofs: 7
Likes: 78855
Joined Jul 2013
Post edited over 6 years ago by MedicineMan4040.
     
Dec 16, 2015 21:42 |  #1778

Thanks Gene, now how exactly do you de-fringe purple?
Is it as simple as sliding down the purple slider in LRcc ?

OK, thought about it for a moment and came up with a curiosity question.
When I just look at the image of the tree and the clouds I don't see the purple.
Maybe that is why I didn't try to correct.
So you see this in a cursory look at the pic, cursory like you'd flip through pages on a magazine?
Or did you pixel dive to find the purple.
I ask for several reasons....one being it's been over a year since I've seen my ophthalmologist :)


flickr (external link)
Vid Collection: https://www.youtube.co​m/user/medicineman4040 (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
navydoc
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
14,971 posts
Gallery: 236 photos
Likes: 17587
Joined Oct 2009
Location: Inland Empire, So. Cal
     
Dec 16, 2015 22:37 |  #1779

In this instance at least, it was at first glance on this page. The image on my monitor seems to have an overall purple cast to it and I know from experience that purple fringing is common when there are a lot of tree branches. I'll see if it looks the same on your Flickr page and what I might try with it.


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
MedicineMan4040
The Magic Johnson of Cameras
Avatar
22,431 posts
Gallery: 1956 photos
Best ofs: 7
Likes: 78855
Joined Jul 2013
     
Dec 16, 2015 22:39 |  #1780

Yes, if you can fix it post it back up here if you can THEN tell me how you effected the fix please.


flickr (external link)
Vid Collection: https://www.youtube.co​m/user/medicineman4040 (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
MedicineMan4040
The Magic Johnson of Cameras
Avatar
22,431 posts
Gallery: 1956 photos
Best ofs: 7
Likes: 78855
Joined Jul 2013
     
Dec 16, 2015 22:58 |  #1781

That piney scene is a fantasy for us hammock hangers on the trail; and for several reasons.
The biggest being the soft pine needle covered ground for when the hammock fails (and they do!)
Love the Sun star, it's perfect.


flickr (external link)
Vid Collection: https://www.youtube.co​m/user/medicineman4040 (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
navydoc
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
14,971 posts
Gallery: 236 photos
Likes: 17587
Joined Oct 2009
Location: Inland Empire, So. Cal
     
Dec 16, 2015 23:00 |  #1782

Viewing the image on Flickr, the purple finging was obvious so I downloaded the large version so I could open it in PS ACR. There, I used the 'color' tools to reduce the purple fringing and I also warmed the white balance a little. The image still seemed 'harsh' to me...too much detail as it were so I used the plugin Topaz Simplify to knock down the highlights and boost the saturation too. I think it's still a bit too contrasty but that's just me.

Here's what I came up with using your jpg file.


HOSTED PHOTO
please log in to view hosted photos in full size.


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
navydoc
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
14,971 posts
Gallery: 236 photos
Likes: 17587
Joined Oct 2009
Location: Inland Empire, So. Cal
     
Dec 16, 2015 23:03 |  #1783

David Arbogast wrote in post #17821987 (external link)
This is a five-shot handheld merged in Photomatix. Sadly it's not as sharp due to the handheld nature...really need to get a super small/light tripod fo the trail.

IMAGE NOT FOUND
HTTP response: NOT FOUND | MIME changed to 'image/png' | Redirected to error image by FLICKR

Forest Light (external link) by David Arbogast (external link), on Flickr

Beautiful image David. I find that if I use 'shake reduction' in PS, it can usually improve the look of handheld shots. I apply that to the full sized image and generally sharpen slightly too once I've reduced the image down to the size I plan on uploading it as.


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
MedicineMan4040
The Magic Johnson of Cameras
Avatar
22,431 posts
Gallery: 1956 photos
Best ofs: 7
Likes: 78855
Joined Jul 2013
     
Dec 16, 2015 23:05 |  #1784

Looks good Gene, thanks for the effort.
I'm here at work and asked co-workers if they could see purple and they all could. I said show me and as soon as he pointed to the
thicker branches it became obvious.


flickr (external link)
Vid Collection: https://www.youtube.co​m/user/medicineman4040 (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
David ­ Arbogast
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
12,457 posts
Gallery: 37 photos
Likes: 10567
Joined Aug 2010
Location: AL | GA Stateline
     
Dec 16, 2015 23:40 |  #1785

MedicineMan4040 wrote in post #17821993 (external link)
That piney scene is a fantasy for us hammock hangers on the trail; and for several reasons.
The biggest being the soft pine needle covered ground for when the hammock fails (and they do!)
Love the Sun star, it's perfect.

Thanks! Watched your New River video tonight. Very cool...glad the hammocks didn't fail there...just your memory. ;)

navydoc wrote in post #17822001 (external link)
Beautiful image David. I find that if I use 'shake reduction' in PS, it can usually improve the look of handheld shots. I apply that to the full sized image and generally sharpen slightly too once I've reduced the image down to the size I plan on uploading it as.

Great tip!

I think my shots were pretty sharp individually (used auto ISO along with the a7R II's IBIS to minimize handshake. It may ne asking a bit much of the hdr merge to perfectly align five different handheld shots shots. I usually do just three and get sharper results, but wanted 5 here to avoid some double line artifacts on the backlit tree trunks. 5 seemed to fix that problem. Still, I may have not pixel-peeped every frame well enough...could have had just one blurry frame I guess.

BTW, this was shot with the Canon 40mm pancake.


David | Flickr (external link)
Sony: α1, α7S III | Sony: 24GM, 35GM, 12-24GM, 24-105G, 200-600G | Sigma Art: 35 F1.2, 105 Macro | Zeiss Batis: 85, 135 | Zeiss Loxia: 21, 35, 85

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

1,277,200 views & 4,225 likes for this thread
Natural Looking HDR
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 mercaver
824 guests, 156 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.