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My Back Garden

By videotec
Hi Everyone---I haven't anything else in the pipeline at the moment--Still Decorating the Hall and Kitchen--During my tea break i took a 3 shot Bracketed of My Back Garden so I could have ago at HDR..This is my first ever attempt at it. I realize that the Subject leaves a lot to be desired. but........
Please let me know how I have done--GOOD or BAD.
I will continue C & C's, while i finish the Decorating.
PS
Many thanks to Sue_R for PM on framing tecnique.
PPS--The shots were handheld as asked by fellow member DaveU.

Tags: General Flowers and plants Digitally manipulated Garden-dm-shrubs-trees

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AlanBW 16 20 England
10 Dec 2008 12:10PM
Neat angle and you caught some fine light on the fence
andy210966 14 4 119 Wales
10 Dec 2008 12:11PM
Brilliant light Pete and good angle too!

Andy
DaveU 16 1.4k 127 England
10 Dec 2008 12:14PM
For a first HDR attempt I'd say you've done pretty well. It's vibrant and quite eyecatching. A couple of comments on technique though. Did you take the 3 shots hand-held or on a tripod .... it's just there's some misregistration between the exposures. The branches could be explained by wind movement, but there's even a slight "echo" running along the top of the fence and the hanging brackets. The other point is that the sky is showing signs of being overly tone-mapped .... there's a blotchiness and uneveness in the tonality. Try to ease up on the strength of tone-mapping or perhaps blend back in one of the original exposures in Photoshop to minimise the extent of the effect.

HTH.
CarolG 15 199 20 Greece
10 Dec 2008 12:33PM
I think it's excellent, wonderful sunlight on the fence. Carol
Richsr 15 91 223 England
10 Dec 2008 12:40PM
Good first attempt - good advice from DaveU.
Regards Richard.
videotec 14 8 United Kingdom
10 Dec 2008 12:46PM
Many thanks to you all for looking and the C&C's.--
I have up-dated the write-up to include what DaveU has pointed out about being Hand held or not.
Regards
Pete
10 Dec 2008 3:37PM
A well taken shot.
Peter.
MRSbiscuit60 14 224 United Kingdom
10 Dec 2008 3:58PM
Nice fence!!!! What about some more of the garden tomorrow?! Trish
I don't know what HDR is so I can't comment.
ringyneck 15 315 18 United Kingdom
10 Dec 2008 4:05PM
Nice attempt.
Can't believe you attempted it hand held !!!

My tripod is only cheap and even this gave movement when I had a play.

Keith
10 Dec 2008 4:10PM
Hey this is very good...I never use tripod...so do not woory about it...
Dimitre
goso 16 2 1 Australia
10 Dec 2008 5:33PM
Looks good to me Peter........Bill
Sue_R 16 11 6 United Kingdom
10 Dec 2008 6:07PM
Not bad for your first attempt at HDR and looks like the framing worked OK Smile

Sue
monkeygrip 13 574 6 England
10 Dec 2008 7:45PM
Good first try Pete I like the colours as pointed out above though you need to be rock solid for this to work properly. People call HDR cheating I think it is a great tool to have in the bag all depends on how you want the image to come out but I try to keep it as natural as I can if someone says great HDR work and I havnt told them then its back to the PC to back the effect of a little. On the other hand you can wack the effect up for a more striking image.

Speak to you soon mate.

Stu
jdenman 14 19 5 Spain
10 Dec 2008 9:41PM
I would not have thought it to be an HDR image, looks good to me.
John
Techno Plus
14 6.7k 8 England
10 Dec 2008 9:43PM
Peter I think this is nothing short of brilliant, well done matey!
about todays little sortie, well some good, and guess! some bad, one triumph seems to have been at the back of the Tower, just carried out an HDR merge WOW, speak tomorrow.

Regards Mal
Eviscera 16 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
10 Dec 2008 11:07PM
yuk , processed food

Dave
ann_g 18 19 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2008 9:28AM
Nice try Pete, loveky shadows and light. Handheld?! - very brave
sparrowhawk Plus
13 282 3 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2008 9:53AM
brilliant
RTDS 13 Cyprus
11 Dec 2008 10:43AM
Excellent capture Peter.
Like the light and the shadows...great comp.
Robert
whiteswan01 14 13 England
11 Dec 2008 2:05PM
for a first attempt its brilliant nice lighting
dathersmith 15 565 12 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2008 5:34PM
For a first attempt at HDR this is great. Some good comments above regarding the need for a tripod but if you shoot RAW you can always make three (or more) exposures from the original RAW file. Simply reduce the exposure by say 0.7 and save as a seperate RAW and then do the same but increase the exposure by 0.7. Then open these 3 files in Photomatics (assuming you are using it) and process as though it was 3 seperate original files. This way you do not get any misalignment so shooting hand held is OK. My last upload was processed this way although I did use a tripod for the original shot.

Hope this helps.

Darren.
videotec 14 8 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2008 5:44PM

Quote:For a first attempt at HDR this is great. Some good comments above regarding the need for a tripod but if you shoot RAW you can always make three (or more) exposures from the original RAW file. Simply reduce the exposure by say 0.7 and save as a seperate RAW and then do the same but increase the exposure by 0.7. Then open these 3 files in Photomatics (assuming you are using it) and process as though it was 3 seperate original files. This way you do not get any misalignment so shooting hand held is OK. My last upload was processed this way although I did use a tripod for the original shot.

Hope this helps.

Darren.



Thanks a lot Darren.Thats what I like about EPZ members are very willing to help fellow members with any problems and willingly give Advice--Tips and Tricks..Thanks to you all
Regards
Pete
cassiecat 14 39 46 England
11 Dec 2008 5:44PM
nice processing,lesley
RobinF 15 83 1 England
11 Dec 2008 10:07PM
I think this is a great HDR, very effective and not 'overblown' (which I feel some HDRs can be - including some of mu own!)
Good lick with the decorating!
regards,
Robin
BERTRAM 14 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2008 12:50PM
Great work,well done.
Dave
ketch 14 770 50 Turks And Caicos Islands
13 Dec 2008 11:06AM
Well done Pete - I have not dared upload my own HDR attempts - but this is certainly an excellent effort - subject matter appart.

Robert
irone 16 4
15 Dec 2008 2:56AM
so natural .......... love HDR.
regards,
irone
simon73 13 15 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2009 10:24PM
something very special about this shot i think the way you caught the light on the fence sets it off. Full marks
ann_g 18 19 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2009 8:25AM
Congratulations, Pete Smile

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