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Ed China could fix it :D

By gross
whats left of an old car on my local beach. I didnt really plan to HDR this one, just thought id give it a go and see what happening.

Tags: Hdr Close-up and macro

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paskinmj 10 11 1 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2013 1:03AM
Nice processing and treatment.

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tonyguitar Plus
7 77 37 Canada
12 Mar 2013 1:23AM
A major work out of next to nothing....Super!! TG
Hermanus 7 4 South Africa
12 Mar 2013 6:05AM
This is excellent !! The processing works very well here !!
Mike43 8 92 21 England
12 Mar 2013 9:12AM
Well see and photograph, great impact, have only one little niggle and that is in front of the tyre so have uploaded a mod to show you what a mean.
paulbroad Plus
12 131 1286 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2013 9:19AM
An HDR that I actually like!!!!!!!! The reason being, excellent subject, great composition and it doesn't actually look like HDR. Thus , it works. One of the very few HDR images shot outdoors that I can truly say I like a great deal.

ErictheViking 7 124 102 Scotland
12 Mar 2013 9:55AM
Hi Gordon
I love the sky and the subject of this image, but I find the image just too dark. Unlike Paul I do like HDR's as they can add a different element to an image and can really bring out features normally lost however I do find the haloing effect distracting and you do have haloing around the tyre making the sand suddenly jump from bright to dark for no real reason.

I have loaded a mod which I have lightened doing the sky and sand separate to maintain a balance, this was done quickly so is not the best adjustment but hopefully it shows the difference adding some lightness back.

The secret to good HDR's is the number of start images the higher the number the better the image.

Let me know what you think of the Mod.

Erik Grin
mrswoolybill Plus
13 1.7k 2099 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2013 9:56AM

Quote:A major work out of next to nothing

That's something that I appreciate too. So many people would walk past this, probably just muttering about fly-tipping and litter. You've created a strong, involving composition, the eye moves diagonally up though the frame, from the foreground wheel through the rest of the debris to the headland.
I'm not normally a fan of HDR either, I don't like the way it peers into shadows, removes mystery, but it does work on the foreground detail and textures here. And I like the very limited, austere palette. I'm interested to see that this was taken in June - those colurs say winter for me.
gross 8
12 Mar 2013 10:14AM
Wow thanks for all the great comments and feedback!

Erik I honestly never noticed that halo until you said it there, not its annoying me haha. I'll try adjusting the vignette.

Moira I have a confession to make, this was taken just after last new year. Im just pretty lazy at updating the date on my camera (although i should have noticed when i uploaded) Blush
NEWMANP 11 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2013 9:47PM
great subject but not sure if the hdr has done it full justice, wouldnt it have been pretty strong with just a few tweaks to the original, its a very powerful composition but the sky is a bit over powering and the halo around the tyre kills the mood a bit. got to keep the settings finer unless you want the grunge look. if you do thats your choice but its a bit old hat now and the current trend is the cant tell its been done sort of impact.

the rusty tyre is a fab foreground and the cliffs are holding it together. i think a yard either side may have tightened the composition as would getting closer in to the wheel or given that you want the sand in front , it needed to be a bit sharper. for me id have moved right and further in to isolate the subject better. id also think a lower viewpoint would have lifted the tyre above the horizon for better seperation of elements. just crop up from the bottom to just below the tyre and desaturate the sky and the image becomes much stronger.

did a mod with a tighter crop. but would need the original to see what could really be achieved

this one i rather like, very well seen.
gross 8
18 Mar 2013 10:34PM
Thanks for the input Phil Smile

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