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On my first visit to Malham in Jan, I took a shot similar to this for HDR but stuffed up by leaving the camera set to auto focus rather than manual, so I got some alignment issues with the shots. I posted a pseudo HDR back then though but always vowed to go back and get it 'properly' ... so here it is.

Janet's Foss, nr Gordale Scar on the outskirts of Malham, North Yorkshire.

5 shots [-2, -1, 0, +1, +2 EVs], was enough to cover the Dynamic Range here. Processed in C1, HDR'd in Photomatix and 'finished' in PhotoShop.

EDIT: A weak thumb but it's all there in the LARGE version ;-D

Hope you're all having a great Easter. Please feel free to leave any comments you feel neccessary.

Cheers for your time thus far,
Paul

Camera:Canon EOS 350D
Lens:Sigma 10-20mm EX
Recording media:Digital RAW ISO 100
Title:Moss Cottage
Username:sut68 sut68
Uploaded:8 Apr 2007 - 9:12 AM
Tags:Hdr, Janets foss, Landscape / travel, Log, Malham, Moss, Water
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Chant57
Chant57 e2 Member 8391 forum postsChant57 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2007 - 9:14 AM

Bags of detail, and I like the variety of greens, good sense of water movement too.
C

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2007 - 9:18 AM

Great large and lots of superb detail.
Good one Paul.
Tom.

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sut68
sut68 e2 Member 111998 forum postssut68 vcard England76 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2007 - 9:18 AM

Cheers C and Tom, don't expect this one to do that well as it won't appeal to all, but I like it and feel that I achieved what I set out to do with it ;-P

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tomcat
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8 Apr 2007 - 9:26 AM

Well worth the hard work Paul

Adrian

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crox
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8 Apr 2007 - 9:27 AM

A nice woodland scene, well seen and taken.

Paul

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pmorgan
pmorgan e2 Member 8217 forum postspmorgan vcard England13 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2007 - 9:31 AM

Another excellently composed shot Paul, superb camera work!

Rgds
Paul

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sut68
sut68 e2 Member 111998 forum postssut68 vcard England76 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2007 - 9:31 AM

Cheers Adrian, good to have your comments fella.

Thanks too Paul[s], much appreciated.

Paul

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MrsS
MrsS e2 Member 84527 forum postsMrsS vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2007 - 9:41 AM

Awesome, as usual - have run out of superlatives!

See no-one has asked about the title yet!

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jameslovell71
jameslovell71 e2 Member 834 forum postsjameslovell71 vcard England
8 Apr 2007 - 9:44 AM

Great shot Paul - know that spot well and that log leads you through the shot superbly.

James

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Tandberg
Tandberg e2 Member 111223 forum postsTandberg vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2007 - 9:47 AM

Well done for going back Paul..
Worth it i reckon..
Details great and i love things up close and in your face like this

Dave

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sut68
sut68 e2 Member 111998 forum postssut68 vcard England76 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2007 - 9:47 AM

Cheers missus, thanks for that.

Thanks too James, glad you like the composition, the dynamic lead-in was what attracted me to it.

Cheers Dave, me too bud ;-D

Paul

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dazzaman
dazzaman e2 Member 8630 forum postsdazzaman vcard England
8 Apr 2007 - 9:59 AM

superb use of the siggy paul.
love this matey.

every time i put three exp together in photomatix, then tone map it.the noise is unreal.dont know wot im doin wrong mate.


daz.

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MikeH
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8 Apr 2007 - 10:01 AM

Cracking detail,
Mike

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Tandberg
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8 Apr 2007 - 10:01 AM


Quote: every time i put three exp together in photomatix, then tone map it.the noise is unreal.dont know wot im doin

Try 2 Daz

It works

Dave

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Robsterios
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8 Apr 2007 - 10:16 AM

Love the exposure Paul..that photomatrix seems to work a treat. great composition as well..rgs, Rob.

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sut68
sut68 e2 Member 111998 forum postssut68 vcard England76 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2007 - 10:17 AM

Couldn't say without looking at your originals Daz, try reducing the 'strength', you can always get the result back in PhotoShop using curves ... cheers for the comments though mate!!

Thanks too Mike and Rob, cheers for your time guys.

Paul

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Neil_Higgins
Neil_Higgins e2 Member 835 forum postsNeil_Higgins vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2007 - 10:22 AM

I'm not a big HDR fan, however i reckon you have put it to good use here bringing out all that detail in the shadow area's, well done.

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sut68
sut68 e2 Member 111998 forum postssut68 vcard England76 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2007 - 10:32 AM

Cheers Neil, it's how you process things that normally dictates whether it's someones 'bag' or not, I try to keep things as real as possible when tone mapping though.

Paul

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kaybee
kaybee e2 Member 103954 forum postskaybee vcard Scotland24 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2007 - 11:25 AM

That log is begging to be walked down.




Did you?





Roy

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Goggz
Goggz e2 Member 72301 forum postsGoggz vcard Wales72 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2007 - 11:36 AM

Stunning detail and I love the comp! Well done!!

I'd like to walk down that log too!

Cheers, Goggz

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shortski
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8 Apr 2007 - 1:08 PM

great angle and beautiful colours and detail, ok so why moss cottage!...jojo

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petra16
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8 Apr 2007 - 1:22 PM

hdr does bring out more detail, crackin shot

petra

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MrsS
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8 Apr 2007 - 1:45 PM

Thanks Jojo - been waiting for someone to ask that!
Paul out at golf right now - I'm sure he will enlighten you ltr :0)

Cheers!

Fran x

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chris-p
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8 Apr 2007 - 5:38 PM

As said..the detail is brilliant
Chris

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rhiw_com
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8 Apr 2007 - 6:34 PM

Amazing textures Paul, looks stunning!

Rg Tony

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martinl
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8 Apr 2007 - 8:22 PM

Packed full of wonderful detail Paul.

Chickened out of walking across the log when I went there. Very slippy, and not about to risk my camera equipment, although I'm sure I could have got a decent composition from there!!

Martin

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Nigel_95
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8 Apr 2007 - 9:35 PM

HDR wise, this is spot on IMHO. Other than that, the thing that strikes me about this image, is it's detail and 3D nature (not just the tree trunk). Great shot(s) and processing Paul.

Nigel

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Eviscera
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8 Apr 2007 - 9:36 PM

fantastic large, and i thought you couldnt do hdr with moving stuff like water!

back to my drawing board.

Dave

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sut68
sut68 e2 Member 111998 forum postssut68 vcard England76 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2007 - 10:23 PM

JoJo, you have to be a fan of Viz to understand the reference, if you arent't, then please just give give me a shout and I will explain ;-DD

Paul

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Ig2509
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8 Apr 2007 - 11:42 PM

It's all been said - great large.
Ian.

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dp
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9 Apr 2007 - 8:35 AM

The bigun rocks my boat. The HDR work is spot on.

Dave

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focused-photography
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9 Apr 2007 - 10:01 AM

I like it again. Nice work.

Carsten

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sut68
sut68 e2 Member 111998 forum postssut68 vcard England76 Constructive Critique Points
9 Apr 2007 - 10:17 AM

Thanks guys, glad this one has got a good bit of interest. Sorry for my short response last night, but I had had a fair bit of beer celebrating our win at the Golf club for the first 'major' of the season. I was obviously sober enough though to think it more prudent not to try and write something clever, which I would look at an regret this morning.

Anyway, enough of my waffle, thanks everyone for your comments and clicks, enjoy the rest of your day ... now where's the Paracetamol :-(

Paul

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focused-photography
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9 Apr 2007 - 10:28 AM

@ Paul,
... the Paracetamol is here... I use and I need it...*gg*

Have a great day too

Carsten

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colin
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9 Apr 2007 - 11:45 AM

The detail in the large one is superb, Paul.
Nicely composed.
Colin

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Maddie
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9 Apr 2007 - 12:03 PM

super detail Paul

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JouŠo
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9 Apr 2007 - 12:47 PM

pleased to make it 50, Paul....

Happy Easter........

Jouko

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sut68
sut68 e2 Member 111998 forum postssut68 vcard England76 Constructive Critique Points
9 Apr 2007 - 1:36 PM

Cheers Carsten, but I've found some ;-D

Thanks too Colin, Maddie and Jouko ... Happy Easter one and all ;-D

Paul

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RobD
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9 Apr 2007 - 7:25 PM

Really sold on this HDR stuff on the strength of great shots like this
Rob

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sut68
sut68 e2 Member 111998 forum postssut68 vcard England76 Constructive Critique Points
9 Apr 2007 - 7:31 PM

Opens a few doors Rob and gives you an extra option or two, especially where filters are nigh on impossible to use.

Paul

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thorn
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10 Apr 2007 - 10:36 AM

Hi Paul,
feel as if i'm there looking at it with you.Class work.Take care.AnnSmile

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