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Grindsbrook (HDR)

By martinl  
Out this morning to Edale in the Edale Valley. Think I went to the wrong place, as there was low mist over all the surounding peaks, and as a consequence, the light never really made an appearance.Seems things were better over Higger Tor/Stanage Edge area. Ah well, never mind, there's alway next time.

Had a wander up Grindsbrook, and thought I'd have a go at the river using the HDR technique. This is my first attempt at this, so go easy on me (LOL), but let me know what you think.

5 RAW images combined and tone mapped in Photomatix. Transferred to CS2 for a small curve adjustment and sharpening.

1/20th, 1/10th, 1/5th, 0.4sec & 0.8sec @f22
No filters

I have posted a single image shot in the normal way with Cokin Z121M grad @ 1/4sec @f22 for comparison.

See what you think.

Tags: Peak district General Derbyshire Hdr Stream Digitally manipulated Edale Landscape and travel Grindsbrook

Voters: tomcat, MalcolmS, PatrickSmith and 20 more

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sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
27 Jan 2007 7:44PM

Quote:This is my first attempt at this, so go easy on me

... I wouldn't have know, it's a cracker, the detail leaps out of here Martin without looking overdone at all, top stuff and how it should be done IMHO.

uggyy 15 2.1k 9 Scotland
27 Jan 2007 7:45PM
No reason to go easy Wink

Its good, only small gripe composition wise it feels off a little. I think it "feels" slanted to far down to the right. I know the 10-20 will do this a little from this vantage point though.

From an HDR point though, the colors seems good and no ghosting I can see. Whites dont look blown.

Keep at it Smile Tommy
stevebutler 16 122 England
27 Jan 2007 7:45PM
Hi Martin....I've been using HDR myself recently with Photomatix and have been pleasantly suprised on most occasions. You have definitely managed to squeeze some extra detail out of those shadow areas and is much improved when comparing the two shots. I think the software (although not perfect), is the way forward.

martinl 17 269 2 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2007 7:49PM
Thanks guys. Hoping I am on the right track with this, as you say Steve, will probably be the way forward in many circumstances.

Glynn Plus
14 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2007 7:51PM
Love it Martin looks superb in HDR especially for a first upload. I have been playing with HDR but have nothing as superb as this. This shot has set a president for me to aim at.

martin.w Plus
18 603 27 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2007 7:53PM
Well done Martin, this works very well indeed. Especially when you look at the mod.

I actually went up and over Mam Tor and back through Edale as the low cloud was all over that end of Hope Valley. Just made Higger for sunrise. Wrong ISO, tut tut! Smile
richardwheel 15 217 2 England
27 Jan 2007 8:08PM
HDR looks okay to me but everything looks slanted quite badly

I got nowt from the morning either martin, I went to the mist aswell ;(
dp 16 165 3 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2007 8:10PM
Stacks of detail in this. Looks like HDR has worked well on this one. Have you made a print of this? I presume that the print can cope with the HDR as well as the monitor?

keithh 17 25.7k 33 Wallis And Futuna
27 Jan 2007 8:11PM
HDR wise it looks ok....but as a photo it's a bit bland with a very uncomfortable viewing angle
ian.daisley 16 96 6 England
27 Jan 2007 8:21PM
Hi Martin.
Have to agree with previous coments regarding the composition. It all looks a bit wonky to me. Exposure wise it's fine though Smile

Cheers, Ian.
pmorgan 14 217 13 England
27 Jan 2007 10:51PM
Fantastic detail brought out by this technique. I actually quite like the angle, it forms a subliminal X which I seem drawn to!?.

martinl 17 269 2 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2007 11:11PM
Cheers folks. Gald to know the HDR bit worked OK, even if the comp. was a bit off. Having said that, the camera was high above the river, which came in from the right, and the camera was level.

chris-p Plus
15 72 England
27 Jan 2007 11:48PM
Interesting stuff..this hdr,cracking detail
Neil_Higgins 14 35 3 England
28 Jan 2007 12:08AM
There is no doubt that HDR is very interesting (it works well to bring out details in the shadows) i have tried it myself, however i think it can make skys look phoney, it can cause major colour shifts and where there is movement in an image such as water you would never know what you will end up with in the end, since images are placed on top of each other.

Other than that it looks okay Smile
NorthernEdge 15 535 England
28 Jan 2007 2:42PM
Thumbnail does nothing for this. Some nice colours and detail, like it.....tho' cant help but think it looks to lean to the right???

MalcolmS Plus
15 1.2k 13 England
28 Jan 2007 7:33PM
great first attempt Martin, loads more detail than the single shot

PatrickSmith 16 1.2k 2 United States
31 Jan 2007 4:46PM
I agree with Malcolm. And I've also had some really bad skies but some turn out well. If there is a lot of colour in the sky, watch out!

Tandberg 17 1.2k 2 England
21 Feb 2007 3:01PM
HDR has worked well Martin
Brought out some nice colours

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