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ST Mary's 14th C Chapel, Lead, nr Towton

Semi-HDR of beautiful Chapel / Church - Taken on Garforth Camera Club Outing Summer 2016.

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pamelajean Plus
14 1.3k 2099 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2016 7:58PM
It's good to see you back in the Critique Gallery, Mark.

A charming little chapel, which you have photographed from a good angle, which was well chosen to avoid converging verticals, but you have unfortunately omitted to straighten the building up. Easy to do.

I cannot comment much on your HDR, because I cannot see the original. People either love it or hate it. When you have edited an image in this way, it's a good idea to show us the original as well, either as a version or under the modifications. We might be able to suggest something less drastic.

HDR does, however, work well on buildings, and you haven't gone overboard with it.

In my modification I straightened the chapel, enhanced the sunset colours and did a small amount of dodging to add a few highlights, as I felt the image was a bit flat.

I hope you enjoyed your club outing and took loads of pictures.


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banehawi Plus
15 2.2k 4070 Canada
26 Sep 2016 1:42PM
The bascis shot is good.

You can get a wide variety of results from HDR, and its really down to personal taste. If this is HDR from a single exposure, its not going to work near as well as HDR that originates from 5+ different exposures, which is the correct way to approach an HDR image.

To me this may work better as a mono, and Ive uploaded both a colour and a mono. Its quite underexposed once the histogram is viewed, so thats also addressed.


paulbroad 12 131 1288 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2016 4:22PM
HDR tends to work well on the inside of buildings with wide lighting variations. Less so on the outside. I knew this was HDR from the thumbnail and, as such, it does it no good for me. Tones look compressed and pastel which reduces the natural feel.

the content and composition is good, but i fail to see why HDR was needed?

dudler Plus
16 996 1554 England
26 Sep 2016 5:44PM
The colours in your original post look quite wintry to me - was that intentional?

It's easy to miss basics like a tilt when you are concentrating on major processing, but they still matter. We all need a checklist, I reckon - having just posted a shot with a very obvious horizon myself!

HDR fascinates me, for its ability to overcome sensor shortcomings, and the way it can go so wrong at times, either looking awful (this does not look awful) or getting in the way of the picture (by making the viewer look at the processing, rather than the subject).

Do you feel it's better than the straight version, or are you experimenting with HDR, or were you silky aiming for a result that's different from your colleagues' pictures?

Maybe a wider aperture would have been OK, at this distance... Though I suspect tripods were mandatory!

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