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By kinidaho
This is an old junker truck we came across and thought the perfect prospect for HDR. I would like to know how to improve this photo.

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Lou_Pink 12 4 6 Northern Ireland
15 Jun 2009 6:01PM
Hey, I really like the original but I played about with two effects, the first on was the infra red filter, and the other was an albumen effect, which was used in one of the earliest forms of photography, so I hope you like, but thumbs up for the original

martinjp 12 2 3 England
15 Jun 2009 6:03PM
i have just converted to mono!!! stunning!!! Though I like the original, it works...

15 Jun 2009 6:19PM
These both turned out quite fascinating. I never thought of taking an HDR and converting to mono or b/w, but it really brings out the features. I especially like the albumen effect.
15 Jun 2009 6:32PM
I like the light stripes on the wind shield
pamelajean Plus
15 1.6k 2238 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2009 10:10PM
Hello, Kathryn, and welcome to EPZ. I personally like the colours and rust, and even feel they could be boosted more. This place looks as if it has a wealth of photo opportunities. It's interesting that the car still has some blue painted areas surviving the rust, and I also like the way the grass is trying to take over. I wonder if it would have been possible to isolate the old car more, perhaps by moving to the right so that all the other clutter wasn't in the shot? I've done a modification where I tidied up a bit, cloning mountains into the fussy bits of sky at the top, and cloning grass over the bit of rubbish bottom right. I brightened it a bit, adjusted highlights/shadowss, upped the saturation and did a levels adjustment. Bright enough?
banehawi Plus
17 2.5k 4272 Canada
16 Jun 2009 6:20PM
HDR works best when you have a wide spread of tones from very bright to very dark. Im not sure if this is an actual HDR, or if you have used Photomatix to do some tone mapping? It may not have the ideal range for an HDR shot.

It has lots of potential though as you can see from the mods, - and Ive loaded a couple that are different in that they completely tone down the colours and try to enhance the sense of age.


16 Jun 2009 6:33PM
These responses really give me a lot to think about. Yes, it is more just Photomatix tone mapping using the Details Enhancer with some contrast and saturation enhancement. I find it amazing the different results one can get from one picture. It's great and you all are wonderful to provide such feedback. It's just what I'm looking for. I do have another similar shot I will be submitting and would love to get your opinion on that as well. Thanks again!!!

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