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Nightime HDR of downtown Minneapolis - C&C please

 
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Apr 01, 2007 04:14 |  #1

Here is an HDR I made a week ago using CS3.. it was my first real attempt at hdr at night. id write more, but its 4am and i really should be sleeping

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Apr 01, 2007 06:52 |  #2
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What I see is severely lightened shadows leaving the entire picture low in contrast. There is also halo effect from extreme shadow lightening around the edges of the buildings.


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Apr 01, 2007 07:34 |  #3

What software did you use to create this? If Photoshop then try doing a "local adaption" and bring the black point in to meet the start of the peeks and also try creating an "s" curve to get more contrast.


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Apr 01, 2007 12:08 |  #4

the halo-ing is actually a lot better than it was originally, i tried dodging out the halos as much as possible, but could never get it right. I didnt think it was too low in contrast, until i realized that i havent done much editing since getting a new computer, and i dawned on me that i never spent any time trying to get the brightness and contrast correct. so after a bit of morning monitor tweaking, and a little bit of curves, heres another.. any better?

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Apr 02, 2007 10:22 |  #5

Yes, it's better, but even so I don't personally find it very attractive. Shots of cities at night often have a real zing to them, and this just doesn't - it's so flat. I know that's probably an inevitable aspect of the HDR process, but I'm afraid it doesn't do it for me.


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Apr 02, 2007 10:33 |  #6

I think this shot looks like something off a computer game. It doesnt really take your breath away like some other night shots this forum has on offer


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Apr 02, 2007 11:53 |  #7

well, that sounds like a pretty good consensus that it really isnt the greatest image.. and i completely agree. i have never been able to get my hdr's to look like what a lot of the impressive images i have seen on the forums, mine always end up looking more like a "natural" look compared to the super high-contrast ratio images. But thats what practice is for.. thanks for the honest comments everyone


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Apr 03, 2007 01:06 |  #8

The second one is definitely an improvement. I think it would look a lot better if the sky were a bit darker. It almost seems as though the difference in exposures that make up the HDR are a bit too far apart, thus making it look a bit unnatural.


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