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Moss Cottage

By sut68      
On my first visit to Malham in Jan, I took a shot similar to this for HDR but stuffed up by leaving the camera set to auto focus rather than manual, so I got some alignment issues with the shots. I posted a pseudo HDR back then though but always vowed to go back and get it 'properly' ... so here it is.

Janet's Foss, nr Gordale Scar on the outskirts of Malham, North Yorkshire.

5 shots [-2, -1, 0, +1, +2 EVs], was enough to cover the Dynamic Range here. Processed in C1, HDR'd in Photomatix and 'finished' in PhotoShop.

EDIT: A weak thumb but it's all there in the LARGE version ;-D

Hope you're all having a great Easter. Please feel free to leave any comments you feel neccessary.

Cheers for your time thus far,

Tags: Water Log Malham Hdr Moss Landscape and travel Janets foss

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Chant57 Plus
12 395 3 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2007 9:14AM
Bags of detail, and I like the variety of greens, good sense of water movement too.

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Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
8 Apr 2007 9:18AM
Great large and lots of superb detail.
Good one Paul.
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
8 Apr 2007 9:18AM
Cheers C and Tom, don't expect this one to do that well as it won't appeal to all, but I like it and feel that I achieved what I set out to do with it ;-P
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2007 9:26AM
Well worth the hard work Paul

crox Junior Member 11 142
8 Apr 2007 9:27AM
A nice woodland scene, well seen and taken.

pmorgan 11 217 13 England
8 Apr 2007 9:31AM
Another excellently composed shot Paul, superb camera work!

sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
8 Apr 2007 9:31AM
Cheers Adrian, good to have your comments fella.

Thanks too Paul[s], much appreciated.

MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
8 Apr 2007 9:41AM
Awesome, as usual - have run out of superlatives!

See no-one has asked about the title yet!

8 Apr 2007 9:44AM
Great shot Paul - know that spot well and that log leads you through the shot superbly.

Tandberg 15 1.2k 2 England
8 Apr 2007 9:47AM
Well done for going back Paul..
Worth it i reckon..
Details great and i love things up close and in your face like this

sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
8 Apr 2007 9:47AM
Cheers missus, thanks for that.

Thanks too James, glad you like the composition, the dynamic lead-in was what attracted me to it.

Cheers Dave, me too bud ;-D

dazzaman 11 631 England
8 Apr 2007 9:59AM
superb use of the siggy paul.
love this matey.

every time i put three exp together in photomatix, then tone map it.the noise is unreal.dont know wot im doin wrong mate.

MikeH 13 217 4 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2007 10:01AM
Cracking detail,
Tandberg 15 1.2k 2 England
8 Apr 2007 10:01AM

Quote:every time i put three exp together in photomatix, then tone map it.the noise is unreal.dont know wot im doin

Try 2 Daz

It works

Robsterios 12 20 Australia
8 Apr 2007 10:16AM
Love the exposure Paul..that photomatrix seems to work a treat. great composition as well..rgs, Rob.
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
8 Apr 2007 10:17AM
Couldn't say without looking at your originals Daz, try reducing the 'strength', you can always get the result back in PhotoShop using curves ... cheers for the comments though mate!!

Thanks too Mike and Rob, cheers for your time guys.

Neil_Higgins 11 35 3 England
8 Apr 2007 10:22AM
I'm not a big HDR fan, however i reckon you have put it to good use here bringing out all that detail in the shadow area's, well done.
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
8 Apr 2007 10:32AM
Cheers Neil, it's how you process things that normally dictates whether it's someones 'bag' or not, I try to keep things as real as possible when tone mapping though.

kaybee 14 5.8k 25 Scotland
8 Apr 2007 11:25AM
That log is begging to be walked down.

Did you?

Goggz 11 2.3k 72 Wales
8 Apr 2007 11:36AM
Stunning detail and I love the comp! Well done!!

I'd like to walk down that log too!

Cheers, Goggz
shortski 12 3 1 England
8 Apr 2007 1:08PM
great angle and beautiful colours and detail, ok so why moss cottage!...jojo
petra16 12 169 Scotland
8 Apr 2007 1:22PM
hdr does bring out more detail, crackin shot

MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
8 Apr 2007 1:45PM
Thanks Jojo - been waiting for someone to ask that!
Paul out at golf right now - I'm sure he will enlighten you ltr :0)


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chris-p Plus
12 67 England
8 Apr 2007 5:38PM
As said..the detail is brilliant
rhiw_com 11 24
8 Apr 2007 6:34PM
Amazing textures Paul, looks stunning!

Rg Tony
martinl 14 269 2 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2007 8:22PM
Packed full of wonderful detail Paul.

Chickened out of walking across the log when I went there. Very slippy, and not about to risk my camera equipment, although I'm sure I could have got a decent composition from there!!

Nigel_95 Plus
12 262 2 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2007 9:35PM
HDR wise, this is spot on IMHO. Other than that, the thing that strikes me about this image, is it's detail and 3D nature (not just the tree trunk). Great shot(s) and processing Paul.

Eviscera 12 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2007 9:36PM
fantastic large, and i thought you couldnt do hdr with moving stuff like water!

back to my drawing board.

sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
8 Apr 2007 10:23PM
JoJo, you have to be a fan of Viz to understand the reference, if you arent't, then please just give give me a shout and I will explain ;-DD

Ig2509 11 3 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2007 11:42PM
It's all been said - great large.
dp 14 163 3 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2007 8:35AM
The bigun rocks my boat. The HDR work is spot on.

9 Apr 2007 10:01AM
I like it again. Nice work.

sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
9 Apr 2007 10:17AM
Thanks guys, glad this one has got a good bit of interest. Sorry for my short response last night, but I had had a fair bit of beer celebrating our win at the Golf club for the first 'major' of the season. I was obviously sober enough though to think it more prudent not to try and write something clever, which I would look at an regret this morning.

Anyway, enough of my waffle, thanks everyone for your comments and clicks, enjoy the rest of your day ... now where's the Paracetamol :-(

9 Apr 2007 10:28AM
@ Paul,
... the Paracetamol is here... I use and I need it...*gg*

Have a great day too

colin 13 697 5 Scotland
9 Apr 2007 11:45AM
The detail in the large one is superb, Paul.
Nicely composed.
Maddie 13 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2007 12:03PM
super detail Paul
JouŠo 14 56 Finland
9 Apr 2007 12:47PM
pleased to make it 50, Paul....

Happy Easter........

sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
9 Apr 2007 1:36PM
Cheers Carsten, but I've found some ;-D

Thanks too Colin, Maddie and Jouko ... Happy Easter one and all ;-D

9 Apr 2007 7:25PM
Really sold on this HDR stuff on the strength of great shots like this
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
9 Apr 2007 7:31PM
Opens a few doors Rob and gives you an extra option or two, especially where filters are nigh on impossible to use.

thorn 13 124 2 Scotland
10 Apr 2007 10:36AM
Hi Paul,
feel as if i'm there looking at it with you.Class work.Take care.AnnSmile

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