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Another few firsts here

First post with my new 17-40 F4 L
First architecture HDR
First indoor HDR and
First fountain in an HDR

Bit of a test for the technique - haing a relatively dark arcade with such a bright fountain dominating the foreground. Coped pretty well all considered.

I normally try to correct verticals and stuff like that with atrchitecture shots, but there was no chance here - that 17mm end is mental when you get it away from horizontal!

Camera:Canon EOS 5D
Lens:Canon 17-40 F4 L
Recording media:400 JPG * 5
Title:Victoria Quarter - HDR
Username:ade_mcfade ade_mcfade
Uploaded:13 Feb 2007 - 10:23 PM
Tags:Architecture, Fountain, Hdr, Indoors, Leeds, Victoria quarter, Water
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stevenb
stevenb e2 Member 11260 forum postsstevenb vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2007 - 10:27 PM

Top notch HDR well done Ade, works realy well, I'll have to look you up at Focus & pick your brains

Bill

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ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014816 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2007 - 10:29 PM

as long as it's only my brains Bill, you're welcome!

tell yo what, 17mm lens in a city is wierd... everything seems miles away!

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Nick-T
Nick-T  845 forum posts United Kingdom
13 Feb 2007 - 10:32 PM

Love it Ade, works well.

CLK

Nick

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juldon
juldon  1178 forum posts England
13 Feb 2007 - 10:33 PM

Awesome Ade, that water looks really nice Smile

Julie

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KevinMW
KevinMW  8 Wales
13 Feb 2007 - 10:35 PM

Stunning shot Adrian. Great symmetery, and the detail is superb.

Kevin

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kevski
kevski  7 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2007 - 10:37 PM

Love this HDR stuff.Superb shot.
kev.

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ewartwilson
13 Feb 2007 - 10:39 PM

It makes a really interesting view. Something to gaze at because it is unexpected. Fiona.

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AngelaR
AngelaR  9155 forum posts United Kingdom
13 Feb 2007 - 10:43 PM

There's a lot in this - really impressive work.

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sut68
sut68 e2 Member 111997 forum postssut68 vcard England76 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2007 - 10:49 PM

Forget the verticals, this doesn't need correcting at all ... you're looking up aren't you and the eye doesn't see in straight verticals, so stuff the purists.

HDR has handled that water bloody well mate, and the detail through the rest of the shot is there for all to see, another fine example ... looks like all your firsts have paid off in spades.

Paul

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SteveCharles
13 Feb 2007 - 10:53 PM

One of the more realistic HDR shots, nice work. Like a cathedral to shopping.

Steve

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JohnEW
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13 Feb 2007 - 11:16 PM

I can live with the convergings. Just got a Sigma 10-20mm which rates as totally insane.
John

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ESP
ESP  726 forum posts England
13 Feb 2007 - 11:16 PM

I think this is superb !

A great shot to start with and your conversion is spot on !!

Sara

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RogBrown
RogBrown  73006 forum posts England10 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2007 - 11:19 PM

Absolutely perfect. Brilliant.

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jameslovell71
13 Feb 2007 - 11:28 PM

Excellent shot Ade. I've had the 17-40 lens for some time and it is on my camera much more than the 24-105. It is super sharp and no vignetting at the 17mm end.

James

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HowardA
HowardA  7231 forum posts
13 Feb 2007 - 11:29 PM

Excellent work. Congrats. A lovely mixture of golds and blues - there's a great deal to take in here.
Howard

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Steve Cribbin
13 Feb 2007 - 11:38 PM

This is up there with the best of the HDR images on this site for me Ade. Hell you learn fast! Top work.

Steve

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colin
colin  10697 forum posts Scotland5 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2007 - 11:42 PM

Excellent stuff, Ade.
Colin

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ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014816 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2007 - 11:49 PM

cheers everyone - took a fair bit of piddling around in Photomatrix, but finally got it how I wanted it

In a way, you're best chucking away most of the HDR effect and letting the dark bits go darker, otherwise it looks like a cartoon.

so get that black slider over to the right!

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shufflemelody
14 Feb 2007 - 12:22 AM

that's not bad for you man x

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looboss
looboss  73124 forum posts United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2007 - 12:24 AM

fantastic, A photo I shall draw inspiration from, thanks!

Luis

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shufflemelody
14 Feb 2007 - 12:38 AM

There are many firsts... but I know you can do better than this....

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Loupix
Loupix  880 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2007 - 12:40 AM

This photo gave me a bit of a headache... sorry not the photo itself, but to explain about censor cropping to someone who hasnt got a clue...

This is an amazing photo, I have the same lense but on a 350d so I loose the wide angle Sad (thats what I was trying to explain)

anyway I love the HDR photos, I must try this way of developing, do you have any tips?

Once again this photo and many like it are amazing, keep em comming

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NevP
NevP  9853 forum posts Canada13 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2007 - 3:37 AM

Quality work all the way.

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ripleysalien
14 Feb 2007 - 7:22 AM

WOW just dont say enough, this is good, very good, nice one.

Steve

I knew "piddling" was a technical photo term

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LesF
LesF e2 Member 7176 forum postsLesF vcard 8 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2007 - 8:24 AM

Excellent really like it, what time of day did you take this, as its normaly a busy arcade.

Les F

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mr g
mr g  10403 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2007 - 8:44 AM

Nicely done - quality work
Rob

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Tandberg
Tandberg  111218 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2007 - 9:29 AM

Impressive and glad you like the new lens!!

Well done mate
Dave

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ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014816 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2007 - 9:36 AM

Cheers folks

I'm sure you'll do a lovely job Mr Latimer - I was suffereing from an urgent need to go to the loo when I took this one so wasn't concentrating fully.

Tips for a HDR?

well I've started taken 5 shots of each scene so that I can do batch processing. Each shot is 2 stops apart.

then it's just a case of meddling or piddling, the preference is yours, with your tone mapping software.

Lovely

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Stewy
Stewy e2 Member 7101 forum postsStewy vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2007 - 9:44 AM

Stunning Ade. Incredible detail.

Like the row of "ghosts"!!

Martyn

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DiegoDesigns
14 Feb 2007 - 10:00 AM

Congratulations on a fine piece of work.

Dave

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RipleyExile
14 Feb 2007 - 10:24 AM

Loads of detail and the fountain makes a good 'foreground'. The non-vertical verticals work for me, so no complaints there either. The HDR treatment has worked really well. Also nice to see it all lit up and without all the people that are usually milling around.

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culturedcanvas
14 Feb 2007 - 10:38 AM

Sod!! lol .. this is a shot I was planning on taking at the weekend lol ... nicely done .. very nicely done!

D

Smile

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ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014816 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2007 - 10:44 AM

Smile

beatcha Dan!

We werre in there at about 7:30, no one around really, just a few chavs passing through.

security guards are cooler in the evening - in the day they don't like tripod legs as people fall over them

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Billlee
Billlee  85531 forum posts England
14 Feb 2007 - 12:37 PM

Actually like the water on this one Ade!!! The combination of the w/a lens and the HDR technique has rendered this into an almost surreal image. Bit of a mind bender, worth more than just a casual glance!! Bill.

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thearmsofvenusdemilo

Note to self. Dont do any more mods for Ade he dosent like them lol

Colin

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ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014816 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2007 - 2:51 PM

Smile

they are kinda mad Colin, but I've missed most of them (never check them) so cheers!

I'll look out for them more often.

you like the cartoon end of HDR then - it's all wonderfully surreal

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Maddie
Maddie  92714 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2007 - 4:03 PM

i like this one alot

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wamp
wamp  8276 forum posts England8 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2007 - 4:46 PM

This is a stunning shot, the detail and colour really is very good

Sean

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PatrickSmith
14 Feb 2007 - 5:24 PM

I know what you mean about a 17mm in a city! It is quite a challenge but the only way to get in a decent amount of coverage. I think it looks natural and not surreal at all.

Patrick

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stevenj
stevenj  111982 forum posts England
14 Feb 2007 - 6:26 PM

Blimey Ade! Lights, mirrors, glass, movement, water! Is there nothing HDR can't handle!?

Good one, got the range I like and so glad you whacked that black to the right :o)

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simon butterworth

This is really fab!
A superb image.

Simon

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davart
davart  9 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2007 - 8:13 PM

Really Nice shot. Looks brilliant.

I sound like adunce among all these knowledgable people above, whats HDR?

Nice one,

Dav.

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mikesmith
mikesmith e2 Member 1045 forum postsmikesmith vcard United Kingdom35 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2007 - 9:10 PM

Bloody marvelous Ade, it even beats the real thing

Mike

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liparig
liparig  10233 forum posts United States
14 Feb 2007 - 10:29 PM

excellent
joe

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dazzaman
dazzaman  8570 forum posts England
15 Feb 2007 - 12:20 AM

SUPERB
adrian

daz

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glenalva
glenalva e2 Member 8324 forum postsglenalva vcard Scotland
16 Feb 2007 - 7:19 PM

Its all been said........

Ali

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pauldawn  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2011 - 3:34 PM

very nice!

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