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Ok,

So this is my first HDR attempt using Photmatix Free Trail.

Excuse the tree line blur, that was my "late night really need to go to bed" attempt at cloning the Photomatix label off!

All comments, crit and advice to help me improve HDR would be great. Thanks.

Anil.

Camera:Nikon D80 Check out Nikon Nation!
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Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:HDR Attempt
Username:bangalicious bangalicious
Uploaded:5 Jun 2008 - 1:59 AM
Tags:Digitally manipulated, Field, Hdr, Landscape / travel, Sky
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VIKI
VIKI  8 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2008 - 6:50 AM

I like it. Well done.

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cameracat
cameracat  118580 forum posts Norfolk Island61 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2008 - 8:44 AM

Great first HDR, Anil.

It's nice to see a HDR job, That does not shout HDR.....Smile

If you know what I mean....!

I have dabbled in hdr, My findings are that you need around 5 frames ( Bracketed -0.7 or -1 ) 3 frames did not seem to offer enough dynamics to play with, Tried 7 too, That was OK if the computer can handle it.....Smile 9 frames produced a massive file, Quite scary really.....!

Good luck with it.......Smile

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DaveU
DaveU  81344 forum posts England121 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2008 - 9:49 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

I bought the full version of Photomatix a year or so ago after dabbling with the trial version.

This does'nt look too bad. The foreground has that tone-mapped look which I find quite attractive .... sort of "super-real". The sky looks a bit murky to me although not horribly overcooked like a lot of people tend to go for. Lol but if a dial goes up to 10 you are still allowed to set it to 3 or 4.

I must admit that I love to use HDR for indoor shots but prefer to manually blend exposures in CS2 for landscapes. Seems to me that the sky is too easily buggered up with HDR .... bright halos around solid edges and grey smeary clouds.

Regarding number of separate exposures I seem to remember the HDRSoft FAQ's saying that -2,0,+2 was a good range for most outdoor scenes which don't directly include the sun. At the end of the day you only need sufficient exposures to fully capture the dynamic range of the scene in front of you. Taking more is a waste of time and disk space.

Lol ..... I should have done an abridged version Wink

Last Modified By DaveU at 5 Jun 2008 - 9:50 AM

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crazycucumber

I like the tone in this one, kind of reminds me of forgotten battlefields , not sure why ! Shame we have no decent vista's around Bedfordshire is so damn flat ! will have to play with photomatrix see what happens !

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SKavanagh
SKavanagh  7312 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2008 - 8:16 PM

Great attempt Anil.
When you take your 5-7 shots for your Hdr try and get all the shots fast without a gap between this will cut down the cloud movement. I have had some good HDR with up to 10 images over that there is too much information and CS cant sort it out.
When you do you cloning zoom in until it starts to pixelate and use a smallish brush that way you have more control.
Great comp and i agree with Mark about the battlefield
Steve

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