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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 Wink

Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:My Very First HDR Ever
Username:WelshKiwi WelshKiwi
Uploaded:14 Oct 2009 - 8:15 PM
Tags:Architecture, Digitally manipulated, Landscape / travel
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rowarrior
rowarrior  64350 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2009 - 8:26 PM

Your first HDR or Eif's? Wink 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?!)

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MrsS
MrsS  74527 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2009 - 8:30 PM

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 Wink ) so my only adjustments would be to crop it to show off those fabulous cobwebs and get rid of the cables at the bottom Smile

Will ring you tom, if that's ok

Fran x

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WelshKiwi
WelshKiwi  63231 forum posts Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2009 - 8:32 PM

Hiya KT.

I actually composed it all by myself Wink 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 Smile

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 Smile

Always the way huh ...

Me xx

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WelshKiwi
WelshKiwi  63231 forum posts Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2009 - 8:33 PM

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....

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RogBrown
RogBrown  73001 forum posts England10 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2009 - 9:11 PM

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! Wink) 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.
Rog XX

Last Modified By RogBrown at 14 Oct 2009 - 9:12 PM

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WelshKiwi
WelshKiwi  63231 forum posts Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2009 - 9:24 PM

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 Wink

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MrsS
MrsS  74527 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2009 - 9:26 PM

I wouldn't worry about the verticals, Lee, as I remember it, there weren't any! Wink

Speak tom Smile

Fran x

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rowarrior  64350 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2009 - 9:30 PM

That was the wine Fran Wink

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newy17
newy17  8273 forum posts United Kingdom
14 Oct 2009 - 9:48 PM

Nice bit of processing this Lee Smile
Would agree about cropping the cables out he he ..
Ian

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WelshKiwi
WelshKiwi  63231 forum posts Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2009 - 10:01 PM

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 Smile and I will try something else tomorrow cos I've remembered how cool it is to learn from you lot lol.

Smile

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AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2009 - 10:46 PM

I agree with the Rog....even the bit about DaveU Tongue

Great first attempt....with minor tweaks needed.
Loved those cobwebs...great subject

ATB Smile


~Alley~

P.S Keep em comming Smile

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DaveU e2 Member 81339 forum postsDaveU vcard England121 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2009 - 8:49 AM

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 Smile

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baclark  53740 forum posts United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2009 - 4:20 PM

I really enjoy this shot, took a very similar one myself! Llanberis slate museum I think? Never tried HDR but looks good to me!
Barbara

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WelshKiwi
WelshKiwi  63231 forum posts Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2009 - 12:52 PM

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 Smile

Lee Smile

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