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WARNING! Posibility this is not HDR ;p

Decided to continue uploading my shots from Paris, even though yesterdays went down like a lead balloon! Anyway, I'll get over it Smile

Todays shot is down some side street near Notre Dame. It's the side entrance into a convent or something.

I've been following Paul Stefan's work with awe for some time & love the effect he produces. He has a different (ie-> better) method, but I decided to give HDR a shot. I started with one RAW file, processed 3 times & a HDR image generated & tone mapped using Photomatix. Imported into Lightroom & cropped/straigthened & tonally enhanced.

I've included the original in the modified uploads.

Thanks for looking & all comments welcome as usual (good & bad!).

Trevor.

Camera:Canon EOS 20D
Lens:Sigma 10-20 @ 10mm.
Recording media:RAW
Title:#13 - HDR
Username:jellylegs jellylegs
Uploaded:3 Jan 2007 - 2:14 PM
Tags:Architecture, Digitally manipulated, France, Hdr, Landscape / travel, Lightroom, Paris, Photomatix
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vaughar
vaughar e2 Member 10242 forum postsvaughar vcard United Kingdom
3 Jan 2007 - 2:17 PM

Like the effect. Will have a browse to see what didn't work now Grin

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keithh
keithh e2 Member 1123441 forum postskeithh vcard Wallis and Futuna33 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2007 - 2:21 PM

I quite like this....but it's not HDR!!!

(and relax)
Wink

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Timbow
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3 Jan 2007 - 2:23 PM

Like the paterns and textures, nice work

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paulcr
paulcr e2 Member 101536 forum postspaulcr vcard Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2007 - 2:25 PM

Excellent example. Paul

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jellylegs
jellylegs e2 Member 1059 forum postsjellylegs vcard Ireland
3 Jan 2007 - 2:26 PM

I'm chilled Keith. Smile

What do you mean? I'm missing something! 3 exposures combined using Photomatix to generate HDR. (I know monitors can't display true HDR...is that what you mean?).

I'm probably wrong......but I'd like to know why. Cheers.

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1nten5e
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3 Jan 2007 - 2:29 PM

Tha cobbles are amazing, great shot

Gaz

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SamGillespie
SamGillespie e2 Member 894 forum postsSamGillespie vcard United Kingdom
3 Jan 2007 - 2:31 PM

Great HDR.
Sam

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jellylegs
jellylegs e2 Member 1059 forum postsjellylegs vcard Ireland
3 Jan 2007 - 2:33 PM

Jeese! "HDR or not HDR.....that is the question". lol.

Thanks for the comments folks. Much appreciated to get feedback.

Trevor.

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Backrower
Backrower e2 Member 8Backrower vcard United Kingdom
3 Jan 2007 - 2:37 PM

Don't understand all the technical bits or the comments. Whatever you did it looks good to me.

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Hanners
Hanners e2 Member 8875 forum postsHanners vcard Ireland10 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2007 - 2:40 PM

great effect, I keep having a littele play but don't get anwhere near this good.







CLIX

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The_Collector
The_Collector e2 Member 8The_Collector vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2007 - 2:55 PM

It looks like HDR to me but as I don't know how to HDR yet I can't really judge!
What I can say is that after checking out your OG shot in the mod's section is that this is a cracking piece of processing and the final effect is quite stunning, well executed.

Darren.

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DaveU
DaveU e2 Member 81344 forum postsDaveU vcard England121 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2007 - 3:15 PM

I'm no expert, but I believe that for "true" HDR you need to combine several different exposures to get the dynamic range that a single RAW file can't offer.

That said, this is a fine image and is post-processed beautifully.

Dave.

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jimbo_t
jimbo_t e2 Member 11959 forum postsjimbo_t vcard England
3 Jan 2007 - 3:51 PM

God knows if its HDR, but it looks like a great photo and that must count for something!
James

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jellylegs
jellylegs e2 Member 1059 forum postsjellylegs vcard Ireland
3 Jan 2007 - 3:55 PM

lol....cheers guys.

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paulcr
paulcr e2 Member 101536 forum postspaulcr vcard Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2007 - 3:55 PM

As Dave says HDR is multiple exposures of the same subject. All images are then taken into editing software and combined. These images (mine included) are one raw file (one shot, one image) edited as many times as required in raw convertor and taken into editing. However, they are generally KNOWN as HDR.
I love the results this process achieves However its achieved.
Paul

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keithh
keithh e2 Member 1123441 forum postskeithh vcard Wallis and Futuna33 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2007 - 4:13 PM

You can't generate HDR images from one RAW file and you need several (5 plus) images from severely under-exposed to the same over-exposed and each about 2-3 stops apart.

Like I say, I like it...for what it is

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SueWB
SueWB e2 Member 8SueWB vcard England
3 Jan 2007 - 4:27 PM

I got lost at the "entrance or something"...
But I love this for what it is; a beautiful image!
Sue Smile

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jellylegs
jellylegs e2 Member 1059 forum postsjellylegs vcard Ireland
3 Jan 2007 - 4:35 PM

Guys, thanks for the explanation on the HDR. Clears it up a bit for me. I knew that to do it correctly there should be different exposures taken at the time, but I didn't realise how many & how far apart the brackets were.

Cheers,
Trevor.

ps->If I take out the word HDR will you give me a "click" Keith. lol.

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keithh
keithh e2 Member 1123441 forum postskeithh vcard Wallis and Futuna33 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2007 - 5:41 PM

I forgot to click - it was always worth one of those.
Wink

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DaveU
DaveU e2 Member 81344 forum postsDaveU vcard England121 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2007 - 6:47 PM

.... and 1 Keith Click = 10 Normal Clicks Smile

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redstag
redstag e2 Member 9100 forum postsredstag vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2007 - 10:36 PM

Who cares if it is real HDR? It is a great effect and you've carried it out well, suits the subject perfectly. Well worth a click.
Jon

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paulstefan
paulstefan e2 Member 10509 forum postspaulstefan vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2007 - 11:26 PM

Thanks for the mention
Smile

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SamGillespie
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4 Jan 2007 - 9:59 AM

HDR
This is where I learnt what it was/how to do it.
Sam

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jellylegs
jellylegs e2 Member 1059 forum postsjellylegs vcard Ireland
4 Jan 2007 - 11:46 AM

Thanks for that Sam. Must have a look.
Cheers to everyone else too.
Trevor.

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eddieali1961
eddieali1961 e2 Member 1097 forum postseddieali1961 vcard United Kingdom
4 Jan 2007 - 6:00 PM

Great image.
I have uploaded a mod but not as good as yours.
Eddie.

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pacman
pacman e2 Member 1129 forum postspacman vcard Ireland
8 Jan 2007 - 7:28 PM

excellent, great work

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HowardA
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10 Feb 2007 - 6:08 PM

An amazing result when I take a look at the original shot. Your post-processing has worked wonderfully and it's got me itching to try the treatment on a few shots ("imitation-HDR" it'll have to be!). Very amused to read through the thread - there's going to be a whole host of HDR debating this season. Just out of interest, how long did you spend working on the pic?
Cheers, Howard

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jellylegs
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16 Feb 2007 - 4:03 PM

Thanks Howard. I spent about an hour, but then again, I wouldn't be the fastest at the post procssing anyway.....(tend to be a bit fussy).

Trevor.

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dgpoole
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2 Dec 2007 - 1:12 PM

This is brilliant, HDR or whatever it's just a superb image, love it!

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