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Oct 18, 2010 00:06 |  #1

Seriously, there my first 3 attempts....ever. I have grown to like HDR and want to create a style of my own. I would appreciate any C&C. Thanks for looking.

1. Arches National Park

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Oct 18, 2010 13:57 |  #2

are they that bad?


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Oct 18, 2010 15:32 |  #3

Very natural looking; well done. Way better than my first try. I got hooked and I was doing everything HDR for a short time but I ran into trouble when I started taking long exposures.


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Oct 18, 2010 22:24 as a reply to  @ CameraBuff's post |  #4

Very nicely done. I like all three of these. Did you replace the sky in the first image with one of the single exposures by chance?


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Oct 18, 2010 22:53 |  #5

They all seem pretty dark - here is a quick edit of the first (Arches) to give you an idea.


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Oct 18, 2010 23:02 |  #6

The other two have subtle detail that needs a little coaxing out of the shadows to make just that little bit of a difference. Here's my take.

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Oct 19, 2010 00:32 |  #7

#2, limited to blue and yellow, is pretty cool although the blue gets a bit nuclear in some places.
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Oct 19, 2010 09:15 |  #8

col4bin wrote in post #11120168 (external link)
are they that bad?

Actually they're quite good. But look to kirkt's edits for your next steps.
Great start.


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Oct 19, 2010 10:12 |  #9

Kirk, for mine, you've nailed these. Nice work.




  
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Oct 19, 2010 12:28 |  #10

Thanks for the feedback and comments.

I did replace the sky in the arches picture. The original sky was showing uneven color which looked odd. The replaced sky was done by taking a sample of the actual sky color and filling in the banding.

Kirkt.....thanks for the edits. I did go back last night and look at the arches one and thought it looked dark on second look. I will have to look at your other edits tonight on my larger screen. Right now I am stuck at work on a bad laptop display.


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Oct 20, 2010 09:07 |  #11

I like the contrast of light in the 1st shot. The darkness of the rock emphasises the sunlight portion and tells a very different story than Kirk's edit. To me, the edit may look better on a histogram, but it's changed the emotion of the shot. Maybe, some lightening can be achieved without loosing this feeling, but I like the first one better.


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Oct 20, 2010 23:44 |  #12

1st one is very nice.. and I love the Grand teton shot.. but would love to see if you waited a little longer for the clouds to clear just a bit more.. but over all nice work


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Oct 24, 2010 21:18 |  #13

kirkt wrote in post #11123108 (external link)
They all seem pretty dark - here is a quick edit of the first (Arches) to give you an idea.

Way to bright, this is a sunrise/sunset photo. The darker one looked better, it just needed work on the sky.


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Oct 24, 2010 21:20 |  #14

J-Blake wrote in post #11131376 (external link)
I like the contrast of light in the 1st shot. The darkness of the rock emphasises the sunlight portion and tells a very different story than Kirk's edit. To me, the edit may look better on a histogram, but it's changed the emotion of the shot. Maybe, some lightening can be achieved without loosing this feeling, but I like the first one better.

I think you captured the shot perfectly, just the sky seems to be off....for me. Blowing it out kills the fact that you are trying to capture this at sunrise/sunset.


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