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Apr 20, 2013 17:29 |  #1

Old Country Road ~ ISO 100 18mm f/22 1/80 sec Photomatix and Lightroom

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Water Hazard ;) ~ 2 Versions, ISO 100 18mm f/22 1/50 sec Photomatix and Lightroom

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Apr 20, 2013 18:07 |  #2

Here's a version edited just with LR.

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Apr 21, 2013 02:06 |  #3

I like the first one, good composition and perspective




  
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Apr 21, 2013 02:26 |  #4

Agreed... 1st one looks very natural.


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Apr 21, 2013 11:14 |  #5

Thanks :) So the others are probably a bit too overdone then? I tend to get carried away :P


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Apr 21, 2013 12:51 |  #6

awesome shots


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Apr 21, 2013 13:26 |  #7

Sorry they don't look like HDRs to me, they just look under-exposed. I do agree, the first one is the clear winner.

Also curious as to why use F22? You risk diffraction effects. Using F11 would have given you the same DOF more than likely since you are at 18mm.


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Apr 21, 2013 16:49 |  #8

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Sorry they don't look like HDRs to me, they just look under-exposed. I do agree, the first one is the clear winner.

Also curious as to why use F22? You risk diffraction effects. Using F11 would have given you the same DOF more than likely since you are at 18mm.

Hmmm.... well, I am still learning. I guess I'm still a bit confused then as to what an HDR is.... I took a series of photos at 1 stop intervals and combined them in Photomatix. Maybe I mucked up the settings when adjusting them? Or maybe my PP in LR??

I don't know honestly.... it just seems like all of my landscapes come out too soft.... so I figured it might help make things crisper.... but I am still learning about all of this manual stuff. I've read my manual and I read whatever books I can get my hands on.... but being self taught leaves a lot to be desired. I more or less have to wait to screw up and for someone to correct me before I even know that I screwed up :P

Hell, I don;t even know what the term diffraction effects means :P Though I will google it ;)


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Apr 21, 2013 16:52 |  #9

Aaaaahhhhh.... googled it... I see now Thanks :) Will commit that to memory... never saw that in any of my books


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Apr 21, 2013 17:00 |  #10

Generally HDR is meant to extend the dynamic range of an image due to the limit of the dynamic range a camera can capture in a single image. I generally use HDR when there is a large amount of difference in light between the light and darkness of a scene. If you look through my Flickr you can see some HDRs there that I have done (if you can figure out which ones are HDRs, which is the result many photographs who shoot HDR are after :) )


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Apr 21, 2013 17:21 |  #11

Better?


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Apr 21, 2013 17:36 |  #12

Right, in the original of this image the sky was far too light and undefined if I exposed for the road. It may not have been the best example of when to use HDR....... but it definitely did what I wanted it to as far as that went. I guess I just need to reserve it for the most extreme of situations? I had seen a bunch of HDRs on here and I loved what it did to the sky and clouds.


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Apr 21, 2013 18:10 |  #13

Better! Still the clouds are a little over-exposed but that may be the case in the -1 exposure that you took. I generally take -2, 0, +2. In a daytime scene like that one you took I would have set the EV to -1 so it would have been -3, -1, +1.

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Apr 21, 2013 18:40 |  #14

I took 5 shots... -2, -1, 0, +1, +2 but couldn't use all 5 because the clouds were moving too fast. So I used -1, 0 and +1. Maybe I can go back and try it with the -2, -1, +1 ?? But those clouds...though they seemed stationary when I took the photos...were certainly on the move :P


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Apr 21, 2013 18:57 |  #15

Here's -2, -1, +1 ..... didn't do much PP in LR...


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