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Mar 12, 2014 08:43 |  #1021

ptcanon3ti wrote in post #16752698 (external link)
Kirk
When you use MarScaper to merge to HDR, do you import Raw files or do you pre-process first in something like LightRoom?
When I use photomatix I pre-process in LR then import to do the hdr. I find that the lens corrections in LR are very valuable before I merge my images.

Just wondering what you do.
Thanks!

I have tried both with success in terms of the final merge. That being said, you obviously have much more control over your source images by treating the raw files (for WB, lens corrections, etc.). Also, I have noticed that if you feed MarScaper raw files, the output image is in AdobeRGB. If you feed it RGB files with a particular color space tag, that tag is preserved. Also, converting your raws to TIFF prior to MarScaper will permit you to resize them - this way you can work on a smaller set of images and the whole process is even faster than importing full sized raws.

Just remember that you do not want to make exposure or other similar tonal corrections to your files. I have a preset that is called "Zeroed-WB As Shot" - it zeroes all sliders and sets the WB to As Shot. Then I will select the mid tone file in the sequence, make the WB adjustment and apply a lens correction and sync all of the files. I do not apply Sharpening or NR, other than chroma NR of about 15 (in ACR).

Do not use AUTO WB, as this will produce (potentially very) different results across the image set.

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Mar 13, 2014 13:29 |  #1022

SNS-Hdr

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Mar 13, 2014 13:49 as a reply to  @ sas8888's post |  #1023

^ Very, very nice.


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Mar 13, 2014 14:06 as a reply to  @ single_track's post |  #1024

^ Please tell me this is the 16-35 (close in my mind to my 17-40) and not the 17TS. I do not want to 'have' to purchase a 17TS....


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Mar 13, 2014 17:38 |  #1025

I hate to be the one to give you bad news but its the 17 TS-e
Havn't touched my 16-35 since I purchased the 17.


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Mar 13, 2014 18:36 |  #1026

sas8888 wrote in post #16756576 (external link)
I hate to be the one to give you bad news but its the 17 TS-e
Havn't touched my 16-35 since I purchased the 17.

Your evil. ;)


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Mar 13, 2014 18:45 |  #1027

My travel kit
17 TS-e. 70-200 2.8IS
Don't miss anything else


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Mar 13, 2014 19:20 |  #1028

Blended equirectangular panorama - stitched in PTGui and blended in PS from 3 exposures, 2stop intervals. Oldie but a goodie, reworked. Valley Forge National Historic Park.

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Mar 14, 2014 07:49 |  #1029

I was in Lancaster PA recently for my son's swim meet. I couldn't sit around a crowded, hot natatorium during magic hour when there was beautiful scenery all around the area.

The sky and its reflection on the snow and white buildings did make this night a bit surreal -- I intentionally kept the color on the cool side for that cold look. I have included both the natural and the slightly more surreal version here. The surreal is right out of PhotoMatrix. I wanted a natural look, but, in this case I prefer the one that is more saturated.

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Mar 14, 2014 13:34 |  #1030

Number 2 actually looks more "natural" to me.


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Mar 14, 2014 14:05 |  #1031

Pretty funny that someone with an avatar like yours would comment on this. I'm pretty sure the folks that work this farm dress like that, though I suspect they won't be commenting.


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Mar 14, 2014 19:19 |  #1032

snshdr
started to sprinkle and had to hurry to finish

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Mar 15, 2014 04:33 |  #1033

sas8888 wrote in post #16759316 (external link)
snshdr
started to sprinkle and had to hurry to finish

QUOTED IMAGE

My favorite is the previous despite its slightly tilted skyline. This one is a little bit hard for me. :)




  
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Mar 15, 2014 04:43 |  #1034

A natural HDR of the moon by improving SNR...

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Missing a beautiful music for the atmosphere... :D
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Mar 17, 2014 13:09 |  #1035

Manually blended

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