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I haven't really done an HDR for ages now so I thought I'd give this a go, one of the boats close to the car park at Spurn Point.

Wasn't sure whether these were both past their sell-by date, but about half an hour after I took this on Saturday, there was an engineer working on the tractor ... though if he got it working or not I'm not sure, and I doubt very much I'd trust that boat if he did Wink

3 x shots -2, 0, +2 EV, combined in Photomatix and finished in PS.

Enjoy your day,
Paul

Camera:Canon Eos 40D
Lens:Sigma 10-20mm EX
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Hardy Hardware ...
Username:sut68 sut68
Uploaded:26 Aug 2008 - 10:37 AM
Tags:Boat, General, Rust, Spurn point, Tractor, Transport
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sable
sable  6 England7 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2008 - 10:44 AM

Good shot like the processing too

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angej
angej  9477 forum posts United Kingdom
26 Aug 2008 - 10:48 AM

Nice bit of processing Paul and I like the fact that you can hardly tell it's hdr.Smile
Ange

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Wooly
Wooly  8112 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2008 - 10:53 AM

Very nice bit of HDR Paul.

Alan

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sut68
sut68 e2 Member 111997 forum postssut68 vcard England76 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2008 - 10:56 AM

That was the point TBH Ange, glad you picked up on it.

Ta guys, catch you later ... back in the office now Sad

Paul

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MrsS
MrsS  84527 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2008 - 11:02 AM

Colour one for me, looks gr8! Smile

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Sezz
Sezz  9617 forum posts England15 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2008 - 11:03 AM

I love this type of image Paul, superb processing - both look great but I prefer the colour version - I think Smile

Sarah *

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Billlee
Billlee  85531 forum posts England
26 Aug 2008 - 11:04 AM

A well crafted image, good comp and colours. I like it!! Cheers, Bill.

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Chrism8
Chrism8  7745 forum posts England14 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2008 - 11:05 AM

Excellent shot, well processed.

Chris

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RipleyExile
26 Aug 2008 - 11:26 AM

Good result. I'm not a big fan of the shots where it's obvious it's HDR and been tone mapped to death.

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Mounters
Mounters  784 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2008 - 11:30 AM

Tasty, I like this very much

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cjl47
cjl47  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2008 - 11:48 AM

Excellent capture. I thought the HDR was excellent but the mono absolutely great.
chris

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TyChee
TyChee e2 Member 9187 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2008 - 12:01 PM

V1 for me. Excellent work.
Ty

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NEWMANP e2 Member 61587 forum postsNEWMANP vcard United Kingdom574 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2008 - 12:37 PM

cut my bloody hand climbing into the cab on my last visit, shouldnt have bothered it looks better from where you took it from,
Phil

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sut68
sut68 e2 Member 111997 forum postssut68 vcard England76 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2008 - 12:38 PM

Thanks folks, glad the HDR & TM'ing doesn't look false, as mentioned that was my aim.

Sorry for the delayed response but I've hit the ground running this morning at work Sad

Paul

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sut68
sut68 e2 Member 111997 forum postssut68 vcard England76 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2008 - 12:39 PM

Hope it's healed now Phil!!!

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Steve Cribbin
26 Aug 2008 - 12:39 PM

The sky comes out really well in the HDR and makes for a very strong image. I really like the sun on the tyres. Great work Paul.

Steve

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Glynn
Glynn  81169 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2008 - 1:10 PM

Hi Paul,

Colour one for me mate. Excellent comp and the detail is just amazing. Did i hear someone say "I feel an HDR coming here mate" Wink

Glynn

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LesF
LesF e2 Member 7176 forum postsLesF vcard 8 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2008 - 1:15 PM

Go on then have the RC for the Tonka Toy, good bit of HDR work Paul.

LesF

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martinl
martinl e2 Member 10249 forum postsmartinl vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2008 - 1:25 PM

Defo the colour version for me. The B & W doesn't have quite the impact for me.

Nicely done HDR though as it is a very natural looking shot.
Martin
Smile

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sut68
sut68 e2 Member 111997 forum postssut68 vcard England76 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2008 - 1:28 PM

That' sone of the things that caught my eye Steve ... as well as all that lovely rust!!! Smile

It IS HDR Glynn Wink

Tonka toys indeed Les ... "Real tough toys for real tough boys" Smile

Cheers too Martin, appreciate it,
Paul

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newy17  8273 forum posts United Kingdom
26 Aug 2008 - 1:54 PM

// "Real tough toys for real tough boys"///
PMSL YEP HAD LOADS OF THEM LOL
this is superb Paul great work Smile
chears kid,,,

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richardwheel
26 Aug 2008 - 2:54 PM

cheat! - you weren't allowed to use that lens Wink

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DaveU
DaveU e2 Member 81339 forum postsDaveU vcard England121 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2008 - 2:59 PM

Just goes to prove that you don't need ND grads ..... a subtle touch on the TM controls here Paul.

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JouŠo
JouŠo  1056 forum posts Finland
26 Aug 2008 - 3:18 PM

more tractor pulling, I see Wink

Jouko

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DaveU e2 Member 81339 forum postsDaveU vcard England121 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2008 - 3:20 PM


Quote: More tractor pulling, I see

He tried pulling women once but failed miserably Jouko Wink

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AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2008 - 4:04 PM


Quote: Great minds eh Alley???

Indeed Mr Sutton Wink

Very good bit of processing there....Paul.
But where are all the props? Wink


~Alley~

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sut68 e2 Member 111997 forum postssut68 vcard England76 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2008 - 4:28 PM

... I did tell you & Janet that I didn't need them [I could screw it all up on my own] Tongue

Cheers all ... Dave, I pulled a muscle once!!! Wink

Paul

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Sue_R e2 Member 8Sue_R vcard Scotland6 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2008 - 4:52 PM

Both good, but I prefer the colour version.

Sue

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dathersmith
26 Aug 2008 - 5:21 PM

Great work Paul, very subtle HDR at its best.

Darren.

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Briwooly
Briwooly  8452 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2008 - 5:49 PM

I have just commented on another one of these and said Ive been waiting for shot of the yellow machine and when I checked there must be three . So will put mine up later lol

Brian.....................................

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ashley
ashley  10167 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2008 - 5:52 PM

I like the HDR processing very subtle and always works
well on this type of subject.

Ash

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sut68
sut68 e2 Member 111997 forum postssut68 vcard England76 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2008 - 6:42 PM

Thanks Sue and you too fellas. Will keep my eyes peeled for it Brian, but I'm going to be a little busy tonight getting ready for a day trip to London with work!!! Sad

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Goggz
Goggz  72301 forum posts Wales72 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2008 - 7:27 PM

Nicely done Paul, sorry for all the clicking & running - I should make the effort to keep up properly LOL.

Cheers, Goggz

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sut68
sut68 e2 Member 111997 forum postssut68 vcard England76 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2008 - 7:40 PM

Know what you mean Goggzy, I have to do a lot of that too Wink

Paul

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dazzaman
dazzaman  8570 forum posts England
26 Aug 2008 - 7:53 PM

HDR at its best.
daz Smile
ps. when i look at your work, i just wanna pack my camera away. Sad think me needs a break from photography. im getting stuck in a rut.

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sut68
sut68 e2 Member 111997 forum postssut68 vcard England76 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2008 - 8:03 PM

Cheers Dazzler, but ya can't get an EC with it in yer bag mate Wink Keep smiling mate and go shoot summat completely different, you might fail but it cleanses the soul bud ... trust me!!!

Paul

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dazzaman
dazzaman  8570 forum posts England
26 Aug 2008 - 8:43 PM

thanks for that paul Smile
daz.

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martin.w e2 Member 12352 forum postsmartin.w vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2008 - 8:49 PM

Good to see something different and very subtly done too. Surprisingly I can't decide between versions Smile

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sut68
sut68 e2 Member 111997 forum postssut68 vcard England76 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2008 - 10:18 PM

UR welcome Dazzler, keep smilin' mate Smile

C'mon Martin, get off the fence ... you'll get splinters Wink

Paul

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dathersmith
26 Aug 2008 - 11:17 PM

Off to London with work myself in the morning Paul, no chance for photography while I'm there though which is a shame.

Darren.

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sut68 e2 Member 111997 forum postssut68 vcard England76 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2008 - 11:19 PM

Me neither Darren ... in and out as quickly as possible Sad

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javam  91083 forum posts United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2008 - 11:59 PM

Some bits hint at the HDR nature (namely the tyres and the sky just above the cab), but all-in-all subtly done and a colourful detailed result. Mono needs heavier black imho, but looks to have potential.

Neil

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Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2008 - 8:57 AM

Like the details and colours in this Paul. Well captured and processed.
Regards Richard.

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sut68
sut68 e2 Member 111997 forum postssut68 vcard England76 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2008 - 8:52 PM

Not sure what you mean about the tyres Neil as that's the suns reflection on the rubber, but agree about the sky around the cab, maybe could've rescued that by overlaying one of the shots and painting back in, but it'll do for now Wink

Ta too Rich,
Paul

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javam  91083 forum posts United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2008 - 9:25 AM

Could just be a combination of old rubber and sunlight, but to my eyes the white areas at the bottom the treads look a little too bright.

I would concede that I am perhaps taking niggling to a new level though Wink

Neil

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sut68 e2 Member 111997 forum postssut68 vcard England76 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2008 - 9:41 AM


Quote: but to my eyes the white areas at the bottom the treads look a little too bright.

... they're there on the centre file Neil, obviously it may become fractionally more pronounced on the file after TM and contrast adjustments, but it is fairly minor ... honest, I'll show you next week Wink

Quote: I would concede that I am perhaps taking niggling to a new level though

... stepping up to DaveU's level Tongue

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javam
javam  91083 forum posts United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2008 - 11:21 AM

lol Smile

I was thinking that, but did not want to admit it to myself.

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sut68
sut68 e2 Member 111997 forum postssut68 vcard England76 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2008 - 12:37 PM

There ya go ... it's out in the open now and it's good therapy Wink

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