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HDR Castle

By wharmby  
I can see this part of Bolsover Castle through my kitchen window. Last week about 6am making my coffee and saw the sunlight from behind the castle. Shot off up the road and just got 6 pictures before i lost the light. Used three exposures, 1 stop difference. Really pleased with the outcome and the print is already up on the wall at my local gallery. looks better on the print than on epz, the windows really glow gold.Any comments will be appreciated wharmbySmile

Tags: Landscape and travel

Voters: christhomson, nefaman, jdenman and 29 more

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nefaman 10 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2008 11:39AM
great gentle HDR
not too overprosessed
A very nice image

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jdenman 8 18 5 Spain
28 Aug 2008 11:43AM
Super work, really looks good.
Stace Plus
8 2 2 England
28 Aug 2008 11:45AM
Super image. great sky
cjl47 8 4 3 England
28 Aug 2008 12:00PM
Superb lighting, great capture.
8 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2008 12:41PM
i thought it might be yours, you caught the glass lovely, and the coloured tinges in the sky are great, the hdr is tip top too.
i think you will sell a few of these,
Costy 9 483 6 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2008 12:59PM
Incredible work! Great, great image! Deserves to be up on that gallery wall! Well done! Smile
Sezz Plus
11 617 15 England
28 Aug 2008 1:19PM
I agree with Phil - excellent work!

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Brenty 9 12 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2008 1:27PM
Love the light reflected in the windows.
GDCsparky 9 5 1 England
28 Aug 2008 1:58PM
Good work, well spotted.
Mikelane 9 1 Wales
28 Aug 2008 2:43PM
Great scene good composition regards
28 Aug 2008 2:56PM
An excellent shot,very well taken.
ChrisV Plus
9 1.3k 26 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2008 3:03PM
Agree with the others - the HDR isn't overdone, but just draws out nice colour and detail. One very slight caveat (and this may just be how it looks on screen) that the motion of the cloud has possibly softened them over the time of the three exposures?

On the one hand I suppose that does make the foreground stand out in starker relief, on the other maybe you've lost a little 'drama'. Assuming you shot raw and have an exposure at -1 ev, you'd still be able to get plenty of contrast in the sky based on that latter shot (for the clouds only).

Just a thought... A great shot in any case.
wharmby 11 15 1 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2008 3:07PM
Thanks for that chris, i did shoot in raw and will probably give the picture another run. thanks again. wharmbySmile
ATHERTON 8 1 1 England
28 Aug 2008 3:24PM
image looks great but perhaps the bottom left of the castle may be a touch on the light side maybe a little work on that area to get even tones, just a thought!
Retnyap 11 28
28 Aug 2008 6:40PM
I love that castle and am amazed we don't see more of it on this site. The treatment is beautiful. But as always the several exposure does soften sky movement.

Davey P.
coxy 8
29 Aug 2008 9:24AM
You are a dark horse Dave this is the best image of Bolsover i have ever seen i agree with Retnyap that we do not see many images of this castle very well done.Jim
wharmby 11 15 1 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2008 7:40PM
Thanks for all your comments, it really gives you a buz when you get so much posotive feedback, plus the critique good or bad makes you think again and take on board what has been said. Kind regards wharmbySmile
PS. the picture was on my local gallery wall approx an hour and half and it was sold.
User_Removed 9 11 11 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2008 7:41PM
This is a superb example on how HDR should be used - STUNNING!

Regarding the soft sky, unfortunately this can't be helped with HDR unless there is absolutely no movement in the sky. On this image I think it adds to the picture, emphasing the castle.


Chris C
dweezil 8 1 England
30 Aug 2008 10:14PM
A very very good image
wharmby 11 15 1 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2008 2:41PM
Thanks for that chris, been messing with the HDR same as NEWMANP & ATHERTON This type of picture seems to lend itself to HDR. regards wharmbySmile
2 Sep 2008 8:44PM
very very nice one my man
D80daz 8 2 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2008 1:34PM
Top image, well done, readers gallery,here it comes, Daz

I have one pending {hot stuff} sitting on 30 this will be my first to get in!!
11 Sep 2008 7:22PM
A stunning shot, i love the detail.


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