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Just trying out HDR I read that subtle is good but is this over the top?

Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:EF24-105mm F/4L IS USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:NEW FOREST
Username:pksphotos pksphotos
Uploaded:17 Nov 2013 - 7:13 PM
Tags:Hdr, Landscape, Landscape / travel
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fotobee
18 Nov 2013 - 10:54 AM

Maybe blue and grey in sky too much? otherwise very good.
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Martin

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theartistusuallyknownasbert
19 Dec 2013 - 1:01 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Umm...I don't usually chuck a critical 5 cents' worth in,

cos I don't like to upset people, but since you ask...


I think the scene is perfect, and I'm guessing that the light was pretty much perfect.

But I think the HDR was unnecessary, to me it looks a bit messed-up, particularly the sky Sad

(It looks to me like you went a bit wild with dodging/burning.)

Would you consider reposting it without the HDR?


In any case, my 5 cents' worth isn't even worth 5 cents, so I'll shut up and go away now Smile

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pksphotos
pksphotos e2 Member 5pksphotos vcard United Kingdom
19 Dec 2013 - 9:45 AM

Not upset at all, it's the best way to improve. Unfortunately I don't have the original files. Thankyou for your input.

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banehawi
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19 Dec 2013 - 12:25 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

It is over the top, but you have to experiment with HDR. It works best in situations where there extremes of light, and the typical scene I can think of where it comes into its own is inside a dark church, with bright stained glass windows, - two extremes. The method has to be multiple exposures converted to an HDR image, then tone mapped. If you take shortcuts, the result isnt as good. So try more challenging conditions.

Some people do like HDR slightly OTT for village scenes, etc as it can give a slightly unreal appearance. Not everyone cup of tea, but theres a market for it.


Regards



Willie

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