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Buried (HDR)

By DannyLenihan
Ok, so here's my first attempt at HDR. I've been gagging to have a crack at it for a while and last night I decided was as good a time as any.

Now, here's the thing. I've been trying to do HDR stuff on CS2 for a while, but it just hasn't looked the way HDR photos do, so I scoured the galleries here to see how other people have been doing it.

For those of you attempting it soon, you need to get Photomatix which will cost you 53 on the intermaweb.

I trekked down to our local church in the village last night as it seemed a good starting point. Any building which is surrounded by tombs that date back as far as 1150AD has to be a good starting point, and besides which, the church is right next to the pub, so I snuck a swift pint in prior to setting up.

This shot was taken at around 10.45pm last night, 7 shots ranging 1/3EV ISO 100 at F16 and using the self timer because I'd left my remote at home (40 yards away - how lazy is that?).

I whacked it all in to Photomatix, pressed a few buttons and stuff, and at 3am I pronounced myself a legend.

I then woke up, had a look and did it all again because it was rubbish. Here's the result. I know it's dark, but that's how I wanted it - there's a lighter version loaded up too.


P.S. Both versions look better LARGE.

Tags: Tomb Church Architecture Hdr Digitally manipulated Cemetary Landscape and travel Parish Turvey Doomsday

Voters: Vilcens, Wooly, wamp and 13 more

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Vilcens 10 39 3 Latvia
25 Jun 2008 9:53AM
Nice first attempt. To me both shots look 100% the same though


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DannyLenihan 10 213 19 England
25 Jun 2008 9:54AM

Quote: To me both shots look 100% the same though

They are the same, just processed differently - number two is MUCH lighter, and if it isn't you probably need to calibrate your monitor (or take your sunglasses off)

Wooly 12 112 4 England
25 Jun 2008 10:02AM
Nice first attempt Danny.

BERTRAM 10 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2008 12:40PM
fantastic images,v2 for me.
VIKI 11 18 1 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2008 3:00PM
Great, both of them. Well done.
25 Jun 2008 6:28PM
Number 2 works for me...NOT that l understand anything about HDR... Or HRT come to that.. !!

Not bad for a Nikon User... winks...!!!..

Seriously well composed and beautiful work...!

Nikki !

And thats with out sunglasses.. !
crazycucumber 10 176 1 England
21 Jul 2008 3:01PM
bit slow on seeing this one .. great image though and great church ( I got married there ! ) Brave of you to be out there at night !!!

Great HDR, I prefer the 1st image as i think the dark sky sets the church off better. only my opion though ! well done.
DannyLenihan 10 213 19 England
21 Jul 2008 5:52PM
You got married there? Wow.

On another utterly unrelated point, I too own a company called "Darkside", but it's a record company so no crossover...
JackMarge 9 20 England
8 Aug 2008 6:57PM
i cant choose which one i like best, probably because they're both made by a legend Wink!


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