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Sunset on Southwold

By cameracat
Hello One and all,

Well I have spent some time perfecting the method used in yesterdays upload....!

Basically This is the result of a 5 frame bracketed shot, That was run through Photomatix Pro 3, To produce one HDR version of all 5 frames....!

Then using Photomatix's Exposure Blending option, I blended the 5 original frames with the one HDR version.....!

That done the resultant image was opened in Photoshop, Levels adjusted, Unsharp mask applied, & a Crop & resize for upload....!

Overall I am quite pleased with the result...Smile

It's an ongoing experiment, So might improve along the way.....Not everyones taste I know, But intersting non the less.....Smile

Hope some of you like it.....!

Cheers Vince

Tags: Sunset General Transport Fishing boat Southwold harbour Landscape and travel Hdr and exposure blend

Voters: sunshot, Stace, paulfreeman and 39 more

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sunshot 15 24 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2008 1:07PM
sounds like a lot of hard work to me, but it's well worth it, looks awesome well done

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Stace 11 2 2 England
12 Jun 2008 1:11PM
Lovely lighting, a great image Stace
dianah 13 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2008 3:10PM
Fabulous detail and colour..this is a superb shot that stands out in the thumbnails.
oldbiddy 14 4 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2008 3:35PM
Sounds like a lot of very techincal/complicated manoeuvring but it's a great image, like all the colour

Scaramanga 12 60 6 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2008 4:52PM
Wonderful composition and light.
mickp 13 9 7 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2008 5:58PM
Very well manipulated.
Bodiewil 12 46 Wales
12 Jun 2008 10:18PM
Superbly composed and toned

csr Plus
12 3 England
12 Jun 2008 10:51PM
Fabulous detail and colour this is a great shot
AEasthope67 13 46 England
13 Jun 2008 12:23AM
Beautiful capture. Love colouring of the sun. Many thanks for your advice. Have taken note and will try it out. Smile Andy
cameracat 16 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
13 Jun 2008 12:44AM
Hi And thanks one and all, As I said HDR's or this creation which I prefer to call a Hybrid HDR, Can produce some interesting shots, Some times it works well......Sometimes not so, Kinda depends on the subject matter, And the original shots used.....!

I'm still not sure just how many frames makes the best HDR or HDR Hybrid......3 sometimes is enough....But so far I have found 5 a better option......Smile

HDR is still in it's infancy to some degree, So I mostly just experiment, Just to see what comes out........! It can be fun, And not as complex as it sounds..........Really....!

I want to try some HDR portraits....Smile But you try getting a model to sit absolutely still for 5 frames, especially in a low light scenario.........Sad Oh! well maybe one day...!

Cheers Vince
pascalg Plus
12 37 France
13 Jun 2008 5:19AM
superb light & tones !
glyndwr 12 66 10 Wales
13 Jun 2008 11:38AM
Well you got a fair range of tones there Vince.
Not sure about the subject for HDR but it works well, I like the way you held detail in the boat.

gary_d 12 576 13 Wales
13 Jun 2008 4:21PM
Lovely shot and a great sky. - gary
Rock 17 10 2 England
13 Jun 2008 8:00PM
All the effort had paid off as this is a Very good shot.

nickyv32 12 135 England
13 Jun 2008 11:01PM
Beautiful colours, great shot.

Paul_cats 14 61 22 Scotland
15 Jun 2008 9:29PM
Amazing sunset shot. Well captured.
2 Jul 2008 2:05AM
fantastic pic the colour of the sky is beautful
Mikenya 11 13 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2008 7:12AM
Just seen your PF ,...You have some great shots...Love this one , the composition does it for me!!!
15 Jul 2008 1:14PM
wow..what a lovely tone and momentSmile

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