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Washington's Chapel, Valley Forge National Park

 
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Feb 01, 2009 13:26 |  #1

12 exposure image, tonemapped in FDRTools and tweaked in PSCS3. Maybe a little too heavy on the contrast. I really need to break down and purchase FDRTools (the pink grid overlay is the watermark from the trial version). I shot a few more sequences, I'll post here when I process them.

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Feb 01, 2009 15:46 |  #2

Here is a pano (3 HDRs). The HDRs were made from 12 exposures in PSCS3, photomerged in PSCS3 into the pano, tonemapped in FDRTools and tweaked in PSCS3. The original was about 8000 pixels wide.

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Feb 01, 2009 16:31 |  #3

Love 'em. Absolutely gorgeous. I have got to get out to that park. My 4th great grandfather was there in the winter of 1776-77...


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Feb 01, 2009 19:31 |  #4

Thanks jgrussell. Get over to the park and explore! That is very cool about your way great grandfather - love that kind of historical connection.

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Feb 01, 2009 20:32 |  #5

Here is a different tonemapping with Photomatix and tweaking in CS3. THis image probably represents a much more accurate picture of what I recall the scene looking like.

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Feb 02, 2009 10:45 |  #6

When it comes to stone, there is so much you can do with tonemapping. I'm not sure getting it closer to what you saw is all that important!


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Feb 04, 2009 15:05 |  #7

thats really good i didn't even notice he grid till i read the caption, HDR's are lots of fun and you seem to have a good eye for them


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Feb 04, 2009 15:16 |  #8

2nd Pano Edit FTW...

Very natural looking with all the details retained.


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Feb 04, 2009 21:17 |  #9

Thanks for the feedback! I like my HDR more natural, but I don;t mind trying different tonemapping and PPing within a single HDR dataset. Some more contrasty and some more "as I remember it". That's the fun of HDR. I have used and abused this chapel setting - next time I will shoot some overalls to give you folks the sense of the setting, the lighting etc. It is great for HDR because of the various stonework, the outdoor gothic-like arched windows and the large dynamic range inherent in the shadowed eaves versus the bright sunlit exterior scene in the adjacent field. Here is a previous post with another point of view:

https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=561912

The HDR in the current post was taken in the corridor located between 1 o'clock and 3 o'clock in the 360° pano posted in the link above.

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Feb 05, 2009 09:42 |  #10

Yea, I prefer the Photomatix render. I just like what it does to stone.


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Feb 05, 2009 10:19 |  #11

I am going to try a LREnfuse too, and see what I get.

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