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A slightly different viewpoint of the scene posted yesterday.
This is my first proper attempt at HDR so any comments or criticisms welcome.
I've posted a second version which has been edited with non HDR methods.

Thank you for looking and please let me know what you think.
Tony

Camera:Nikon D200 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Sigma 10-20 @ 20mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Baslow Gateway 2
Username:Tony_W Tony_W
Uploaded:26 Aug 2008 - 7:53 PM
Tags:Baslow edge, Derbyshire, Digitally manipulated, Hdr, Landscape / travel, Peak district
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mdiniz
mdiniz  9 Brazil
26 Aug 2008 - 8:04 PM

I like the version one.
Marcelo

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kalseru
kalseru e2 Member 7kalseru vcard England9 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2008 - 8:07 PM

Nice composition and colours and you've done a good job with the tone mapping.. I actually prefer the non-HDR - I think tonemapping often squashes contrast too much resulting in the loss of natural shadows. Just my opinion.
Andy

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CC  651 forum posts Wales
26 Aug 2008 - 8:20 PM

Both versions have their good points, I think #2 is a little stronger for this image as it emphasises the diagonals. Great capture either way...

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rowarrior
rowarrior  64350 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2008 - 8:21 PM

I think I prefer version 2 too, sorry!

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NEWMANP
NEWMANP e2 Member 61583 forum postsNEWMANP vcard United Kingdom574 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2008 - 9:04 PM

V2 FOR ME. when conditions are as good as this with nice directional lighting, HDR seldom provides the same mood on a landscape. V1 is still very nice , your tone mapping is pretty good , the coposition has a lovely s shape running thro the image which always works well.
Phil

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KevSB
KevSB  101404 forum posts United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2008 - 9:05 PM

nice scene well taken. 1 for me, i like the softer feel

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Tony_W
Tony_W  7128 forum posts5 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2008 - 9:13 PM

No need to apologise Katy, I like version 2 better myself. I think the image has greater depth to it and a stronger, bolder feel.
I was really just trying out this new fangled HDR business with a couple of trial applications I'd downloaded.
Having spent a bob or two on ND grads etc I'm happy in the knowledge that HDR hasn't rendered them obsolete.
I think I'll have a bit more of an experiment but both feet still in the 'traditional' camp at the moment.
Thanks to all for the comments and votes, always appreciated.
Tony

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shaz4
shaz4  826 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2008 - 9:57 PM

I like v1 for the detail its brought out but v2 for the depth of colour so if you chucked them in a pot and scrambled them up then you would have a stunning image...Smile (Not that there's anything wrong with this one.....Smile )
Sharon

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rangerpaul
8 Sep 2008 - 8:01 PM

To me the non HDR is the stronger shot. It's got more depth and colour to it. I'm sure HDR has its place but I don't think it can outscore a well taken, well exposed shot just yet!
Paul

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MRSbiscuit60
12 Sep 2008 - 9:35 PM

I think V1 with the treatment looks less focused, so V2 for me. The colour looks better in V2 as well. Trish

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