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A HDR Image, From 3 photo merge in Luminance HDR. F7, and ss 1/150, 1/90, 1/75. All photo had overexposure on the right sky. My goal is to find a result that have a good sky (not over exposed) and looks natural. I Choose 2 photo that I think achieved my goal, another one in mod.

I put the camera on the bridge pillar, actually I want the sky in 1/3. but because i cannot tilt the camera or get the position which give the in 1/3, i leaved it as this.

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Title:After The Rain
Username:arhab arhab
Uploaded:21 Nov 2012 - 11:09 PM
Tags:Landscape / travel
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Focus_Man
Focus_Man  4481 forum posts United Kingdom631 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2012 - 8:42 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Nice little scene Muhamad, a little flat but seems to be a good sort of place to take a few pics.

You wanted the sky to look better, well there is not a lot you can do unless you replace it, but in fact it suits the scenario and IMNO is therefore fine. I don't really tyhink there is a need here for HDR but anyway I have offered you a mod with the sky close to 1/3 as you wished and I think I do detect a slight slope to the right which i have deliberately left alone.

In my mod I have cloned out the tin can at the LH roof prop as well as the bit of protruding roof section of corrugated iron bottom right. I hope you think it is an improvement, but in actual fact i would have liked to ahve seen somebody standing by the lean-to, just at the Lh side toa dd a little more interest.

Nice work.

Frank

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paulbroad
paulbroad  781 forum posts United Kingdom850 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2012 - 5:31 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Quite reasonable and your HDR is much better handled than many we see. It is not obvious but the result is a bit flat, often the case with even a good HDR. Just brighten a touch and add some contrast. Doesn't look too sharp. Subjectsshot where there might be movement between frames can look unsharp when combined.

Paul

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banehawi Critique Team 10849 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2841 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2012 - 7:00 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

First observation is that the shot is not at all sharp. Might be just that youve forgotten to sharpen the re sized image.

Next is that the foreground is very flat and dull, as if it has been forgotten in the pursuit of the clouds. I have not used that software, so cant comment on its use, but I can say you didnt need HDR. Essentially, you had a good setup to make two exposures, one for the sky, and one for the earth. Then using layers and a mask, simply blend the good earth with the good sky.


Ive treated each area of the shot differently in the mod, and combined the result, - similar to what Im suggesting. The result has more life, - but I dont know if its an accurate representation of the scene.



regards



Willie

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arhab
arhab  243 forum posts Indonesia2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2012 - 9:51 AM


Quote: I think I do detect a slight slope to the right which i have deliberately left alone.

"You are right there is a slope, i am not seeing it before Smile"

In my mod I have cloned out the tin can at the LH roof prop as well as the bit of protruding roof section of corrugated iron bottom right. I hope you think it is an improvement,

"It is an improvement Frank."

but in actual fact i would have liked to ahve seen somebody standing by the lean-to, just at the Lh side toa dd a little more interest.

"Actually there is a man walking between the trees."

Nice work. "Thank You Frank"

Frank

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arhab
arhab  243 forum posts Indonesia2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2012 - 9:55 AM


Quote: Quite reasonable and your HDR is much better handled than many we see. It is not obvious but the result is a bit flat, often the case with even a good HDR. Just brighten a touch and add some contrast. Doesn't look too sharp. Subjectsshot where there might be movement between frames can look unsharp when combined.

"After the tonemapping, I don't sharpen anymore. I am thinking to adjust the color and sharpening but then i decided not doing that."
Paul

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arhab
arhab  243 forum posts Indonesia2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2012 - 10:07 AM


Quote: First observation is that the shot is not at all sharp. Might be just that youve forgotten to sharpen the re sized image.

"Smile Yeah, no sharpening"

Next is that the foreground is very flat and dull, as if it has been forgotten in the pursuit of the clouds. I have not used that software, so cant comment on its use, but I can say you didnt need HDR. Essentially, you had a good setup to make two exposures, one for the sky, and one for the earth. Then using layers and a mask, simply blend the good earth with the good sky.

"The software have 6 profile, and each profile giving 9 result processing. Actually we can adjust the color after the tonemapping process. But the menu is not comfortable, and a little difficult. But I think the result is good enough compare to picturenaut or even paintshopro x5"

Ive treated each area of the shot differently in the mod, and combined the result, - similar to what Im suggesting. The result has more life, - but I dont know if its an accurate representation of the scene.

"The foreground is accurate but not the sky, because in reality the left sky is dark and the right sky is bright.

regards



Willie

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Robert51
Robert51  5 United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2012 - 8:30 AM

Hi arhab

Super image that captures the peace after a rain storm.

I have uploaded a mod where I tried to give it that softer warmer evening light look. Hope you like it.

Robert

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arhab
arhab  243 forum posts Indonesia2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Dec 2012 - 5:07 AM


Quote: Hi arhab

Super image that captures the peace after a rain storm.

I have uploaded a mod where I tried to give it that softer warmer evening light look. Hope you like it.

"I Like it Smile"
Robert

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