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My Very First HDR Ever

By WelshKiwi  
My very first ever HDR and my first photograph I have taken in a long time.

Starting to get the spark back thanks to the bunch of epzers helping and encouraging me.

Feel free to comment, all help gratefully received and I have enabled mods so you can show me too Wink

Tags: Architecture Digitally manipulated Landscape and travel

Voters: rowarrior, IMAGESTAR, MrsS and 23 more

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rowarrior 8 4.4k 9 Scotland
14 Oct 2009 8:26PM
Your first HDR or Eif's? Wink It's done well anyway, not cartoony or anything. Looking forward to the next ones (and how daunting is that task with 5 exposures for everything?!)

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MrsS 10 4.5k 18 England
14 Oct 2009 8:30PM
The tones and textures are fab, and I have no problem with the HDR - - it's great.

I love these windows (even have one in my own pf Wink ) so my only adjustments would be to crop it to show off those fabulous cobwebs and get rid of the cables at the bottom Smile

Will ring you tom, if that's ok

Fran x
WelshKiwi 8 3.2k 2 Wales
14 Oct 2009 8:32PM
Hiya KT.

I actually composed it all by myself Wink Eif did show me how to set up the camera. I pressed the button, and he did help me with processing. I did it much stronger, he did it much weaker and we compromised on this...

So, not sure really who's image it is but at least I'm honest and saying Ive had help Smile

Funny, about the crop, because I had cropped in tight in camera and then pulled out cos I thought it needed a surronding, so I suppose I like yours better Smile

Always the way huh ...

Me xx
WelshKiwi 8 3.2k 2 Wales
14 Oct 2009 8:33PM
Tomorrow is fine Fran, I am actually STILL in office and will be until midnight, just thought I would take a break.

I'm here cos Eifion is doing a studio workshop at the local camera club and I decided to stay here instead....
RogBrown 9 3.1k 10 England
14 Oct 2009 9:11PM
Hi Lee. That is a whole lot better than HDRs by people I could mention who are much more experienced than you. (Like DaveU but don't tell him I said that! Wink) I think you need to crop out the cables at the bottom, straighten the verticals & then it just needs a bit more punch, Levels & curves maybe, & possibly take a bit of yellow out. Excellent first effort.
Rog XX
WelshKiwi 8 3.2k 2 Wales
14 Oct 2009 9:24PM
Thanks heaps Guys, see, now that I look at it again, it all seems SO obvious lol.

Eif was actually a hard task master and everytime I looked at him, he just said, "Well, what do you think ?" and wouldnt actually tell me to do something....

Spose its only gonna make me learn Wink
MrsS 10 4.5k 18 England
14 Oct 2009 9:26PM
I wouldn't worry about the verticals, Lee, as I remember it, there weren't any! Wink

Speak tom Smile

Fran x
rowarrior 8 4.4k 9 Scotland
14 Oct 2009 9:30PM
That was the wine Fran Wink
newy17 10 273 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2009 9:48PM
Nice bit of processing this Lee Smile
Would agree about cropping the cables out he he ..
WelshKiwi 8 3.2k 2 Wales
14 Oct 2009 10:01PM
See, when I took the image I cropped in tight, like I normally do, then "He who thinks he is the boss" said it needed something at the bottom for it to give a "Sense" of belonging...

I like both Smile and I will try something else tomorrow cos I've remembered how cool it is to learn from you lot lol.

AlleyCatz 10 274 6 England
14 Oct 2009 10:46PM
I agree with the Rog....even the bit about DaveU Tongue

Great first attempt....with minor tweaks needed.
Loved those cobwebs...great subject

ATB Smile


P.S Keep em comming Smile
DaveU Plus
10 1.3k 123 England
15 Oct 2009 8:49AM
I shall not rise to the bait laid out by those naughty Grandad Brown and Ms Catz people. Suffice to say that for a first HDR attempt you've done a very good job Lee. In fact my niggles are more to do with subject matter and "finishing" rather than the HDR processing itself.

Subject matter wise it's not really my cup of tea as I go for more expansive views rather than the more detail shots like this. Finishing wise then you really need to colour correct to get rid of the strong yellow cast and maybe use the distort tool just to tidy up the verticals a little.

But as others have said, a very good first attempt Smile
baclark 7 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2009 4:20PM
I really enjoy this shot, took a very similar one myself! Llanberis slate museum I think? Never tried HDR but looks good to me!
WelshKiwi 8 3.2k 2 Wales
17 Oct 2009 12:52PM
I see what you mean now Dave, and now I hate mine totally.
I wont let it put me off though and will keep practising...

Thanks for the Mod Dave, not got time to play today, to busy getting ready for the Open Day next Sunday Smile

Lee Smile

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