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My very first ever HDR and my first photograph I have taken in a long time.
Starting to get the spark back thanks to the bunch of epzers helping and encouraging me.
Feel free to comment, all help gratefully received and I have enabled mods so you can show me too
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Your first HDR or Eif's? It's done well anyway, not cartoony or anything. Looking forward to the next ones (and how daunting is that task with 5 exposures for everything?!)
The tones and textures are fab, and I have no problem with the HDR - - it's great.
I love these windows (even have one in my own pf ) so my only adjustments would be to crop it to show off those fabulous cobwebs and get rid of the cables at the bottom
Will ring you tom, if that's ok
I actually composed it all by myself Eif did show me how to set up the camera. I pressed the button, and he did help me with processing. I did it much stronger, he did it much weaker and we compromised on this...
So, not sure really who's image it is but at least I'm honest and saying Ive had help
Funny, about the crop, because I had cropped in tight in camera and then pulled out cos I thought it needed a surronding, so I suppose I like yours better
Always the way huh ...
Tomorrow is fine Fran, I am actually STILL in office and will be until midnight, just thought I would take a break.
I'm here cos Eifion is doing a studio workshop at the local camera club and I decided to stay here instead....
Hi Lee. That is a whole lot better than HDRs by people I could mention who are much more experienced than you. (Like DaveU but don't tell him I said that! ) I think you need to crop out the cables at the bottom, straighten the verticals & then it just needs a bit more punch, Levels & curves maybe, & possibly take a bit of yellow out. Excellent first effort.
Thanks heaps Guys, see, now that I look at it again, it all seems SO obvious lol.
Eif was actually a hard task master and everytime I looked at him, he just said, "Well, what do you think ?" and wouldnt actually tell me to do something....
Spose its only gonna make me learn
I wouldn't worry about the verticals, Lee, as I remember it, there weren't any!
That was the wine Fran
Nice bit of processing this Lee
Would agree about cropping the cables out he he ..
See, when I took the image I cropped in tight, like I normally do, then "He who thinks he is the boss" said it needed something at the bottom for it to give a "Sense" of belonging...
I like both and I will try something else tomorrow cos I've remembered how cool it is to learn from you lot lol.
I agree with the Rog....even the bit about DaveU
Great first attempt....with minor tweaks needed.
Loved those cobwebs...great subject
P.S Keep em comming
I shall not rise to the bait laid out by those naughty Grandad Brown and Ms Catz people. Suffice to say that for a first HDR attempt you've done a very good job Lee. In fact my niggles are more to do with subject matter and "finishing" rather than the HDR processing itself.
Subject matter wise it's not really my cup of tea as I go for more expansive views rather than the more detail shots like this. Finishing wise then you really need to colour correct to get rid of the strong yellow cast and maybe use the distort tool just to tidy up the verticals a little.
But as others have said, a very good first attempt
I really enjoy this shot, took a very similar one myself! Llanberis slate museum I think? Never tried HDR but looks good to me!
I see what you mean now Dave, and now I hate mine totally.
I wont let it put me off though and will keep practising...
Thanks for the Mod Dave, not got time to play today, to busy getting ready for the Open Day next Sunday
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