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Since I took these porsche shots in December 2009, I've discovered Exposure Fusion and Silver EFX - so I thought I'd revist the folder and see what difference these would make

I must admit, for this locatgion, Exposure Fusion is infinitley better than either of the Tone Mapping modes in Photomatix. Just a useable shot straight out of the box... I struggled for ages with Tone Mapped shots, halos everyhwere, wierdness going on...

Then the mono conversion...

Well I was pretty happy with my monos before SilverEFX, but found myself doing lots of tewaking with cuves and masks to drag detail out, now with EFX it is possible to do most of that very easily!

So yeah - I'm very impressed, processed 4 shots last night in the time it would have taken to do 1 normally!

Camera:Canon EOS 5D
Lens:canon 17-40
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Porsche
Username:ade_mcfade ade_mcfade
Uploaded:13 May 2010 - 8:52 PM
Tags:Architecture, Black & white, Hdr, Landscape / travel, Manchester, Porsche, Silver efx
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VivienO
VivienO  4 United Kingdom
13 May 2010 - 9:18 PM

Great capture and composition. Mono and angle of the car adds to the dramatic impact.
Vivien

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ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014848 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2010 - 9:36 PM

cheers - I just love the way the tower stands alone in this shot, noting else around it, just a HUGE tower!

car looks ok too

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ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014848 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2010 - 10:21 PM

didn't think this would take off quite as well as the Courtney set Wink

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paulcr
paulcr  91536 forum posts Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2010 - 10:29 PM

Well I think its a fine shot. Lovely range of tomes too. Paul

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POOCHIE
POOCHIE e2 Member 8POOCHIE vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2010 - 8:46 AM

Nice one works really well blended like this I've been using Nik efex pro and silver efex for a year or so now and couldn't be without it to tell you the truth tonal contrast filter in Nik efex pro is fantastic and so quick.

Pooch.

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England210 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2010 - 10:50 AM

Like the details and tones in this Ade - good reflection in too.
So Silver EFX is worth a look then?
Regards Richard

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ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014848 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2010 - 10:59 AM

if you do a lot of mono it is Rich - otherwise, not really worth it

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MediumSizeUnavailable

he he... I'm going through all my older shots as well at the moment, because of the same reason : silver efex pro
Quite a tool, isn't it Smile

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PeelNStick  10 United States4 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2010 - 1:12 PM

Great effect.

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ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014848 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2010 - 1:25 PM

EFX is ace - but it's the Exposure Fusion that made the differnece

I literally just guessed the setttings in the batch processor and pointed it at a folder full of RAW files - ages later all the shots got merged and just seemed that bit more "real" than the HDR's

I'll definitely be demoing this in workshops in future.

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Angi_Wallace
14 May 2010 - 3:14 PM

Awesome work, I just got the Silver efx and need to play with it, but I might just look into this other plugin too as I would love to get results as good as this. I really like all 4 shots in this series, I could see you putting out sme serious promotional work for vehicle brands etc
Angi

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ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014848 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2010 - 3:23 PM

Cheers Angi - Exposure Fusion is in Photomatix, the HDR software.

Rather than generate the HDR file, you now have an option called "Exposure Fusion" i the list, it's a bit like Exposure Blending, but seems to have been improved a lot

One of the options has several sliders so you can tailor the image like in Tone Mapping - I use that.

Its rather nice... Smile

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Pinkrose_Emybea

Great! I like it! Smile

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reme  10 United Kingdom
17 May 2010 - 6:36 PM

Cracking shot which looks fantastic in B&W.

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aqqa
aqqa  4 Greenland
25 Aug 2010 - 1:54 PM

I never loved Porsche, I do not know why, but now think I love them. Great shot!!!

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