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Beetles About

By dandeakin
Cusco, Peru. 3 Shot HDR

Tags: Travel Transport Beetle Hdr Digitally manipulated Peru Cuzco Cusco Landscape and travel Tone mapped

Voters: digbylix, NeilM, BurntOut and 209 more

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NeilM 11 England
31 May 2008 11:54AM
like this a lot, great HDR work.


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31 May 2008 12:31PM
WOW ! That is one of the few exceptions where I absolutely adore the HDR. Shortlisted !
Shutterbybaby 10 529 England
31 May 2008 12:32PM
Amazing, fantastic light/detail and i love those cars Smile
DaveU 12 1.4k 125 England
31 May 2008 10:04PM
Colour combinations to die for. Gosh this is good and sadly under-appreciated.
LesF 11 182 9
1 Jun 2008 9:56AM
Yeap WOW superb, congrats on the EC

Les F
1 Jun 2008 10:01AM
Neglected but I suspect it will be running for along time yet a nice image.
Cheers Mick.
User_Removed 14 16 1 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2008 10:02AM
well done on the EC, great piece of image making

AlleyCatz 12 274 6 England
1 Jun 2008 10:07AM
Surpeb image.
Love the pov and all the colours.
Great subject matter.
Congrats on your well deserved EC Smile

Rob_Taylor 14 661 5 Wales
1 Jun 2008 11:45AM
Brilliant use of HDR, a superb image in my opinion

kitsch 12 439 4 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2008 11:52AM
suberb use of HDR!
congrats on the award too Smile
Coleslaw 12 13.4k 28 Wales
1 Jun 2008 11:55AM
The woman in the shot seems to be moving. How did you keep her so sharp while doing 3 exposures?

Yeap, brilliant HDR.
dandeakin 10 209 3 England
1 Jun 2008 12:24PM
Wow, thanks for the EC. I thought the image had run its course and i've spent the last hour or two working on a few more beetle shots. Very surprised to have a look this morning and find an EC...thanks again.

Colranekoh - Photomatix has a box you can click to try and account for moving objects - it often does a surprisingly good job but not here. Instead i took the image where the moving women was correcty exposed (the 0EV in this case) and blended the relevent area as a layer mask on top of the HDR image. Then a couple of small adjustments to the "woman layer" to make it look right. incidently I almost got rid of her completely as i wasn't sure if she was distracting. Hope that all makes sense.

I should point out that when I saw the beetle from the bottom of the street i thought of Paul Stefan's East meets West Image. I had my 10 - 20mm and this was the result. Thanks for the comments.

ESP 11 26 England
1 Jun 2008 2:17PM
Superior in every way Smile

Coleslaw 12 13.4k 28 Wales
1 Jun 2008 2:33PM
Many thanks for the explanation.
Congrats again.
MarkT 13 119 2 England
1 Jun 2008 4:37PM
This is superb Dan and congrats on the EC Smile

backbeat Plus
12 134 1 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2008 4:44PM
glad you kept the women in...she adds something to what is an already stunning image

dathersmith 11 559 12 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2008 4:54PM
Superb HDR of a well composed image. Congratulations on the EC, well deserved.

Dennis_Bromage 10 45 20 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2008 5:00PM
Stunning image. Perfect in every way. Congrats on the well deserved EC

1 Jun 2008 8:15PM
Great depth and tonal use, superb!
clevercloggs 14 237 2 United Arab Emirates
2 Jun 2008 3:06AM
great photo and like the colours in particular.congrats on the ec
viscostatic 11 36 5 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2008 7:57AM
Wonderful composition and perspective - just what a 10-20 lens should be used for. I am also impressed by your use of 3 shot HDR as the image still looks natural, unlike many, with correct exposure throught.

User_Removed 11 11 11 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2008 8:32AM
Stunning shot with extremely good use of HDR.

Chris C
richardwheel 12 217 2 England
2 Jun 2008 8:57AM
well done on POTW, it's a superb photo and well deserved Smile
Guillaume 11 119 2 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2008 9:19AM
Awesome image! A well-deserved POTW. Congrats.
colin 13 697 5 Scotland
2 Jun 2008 9:27AM
Congrats! A worthy POW winner. Love the use of the wide angles lens, and as has been said, great HDR treatment.
User_Removed 14 17.9k 8 Norway
2 Jun 2008 9:34AM
Congratulations Dan. First class work and a worthy POTW.
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2008 9:43AM
excellent work
DaveU 12 1.4k 125 England
2 Jun 2008 10:13AM
Lol but when I commented "gosh this is good but sadly under-appreciated" you had eight clicks and no gongs.

I'm really pleased that this has done so well .........
Shutterbybaby 10 529 England
2 Jun 2008 10:14AM
Came back as i saw DaveU's comment in the latest comments section,and im glad i did Smile you deserve all those awards it really is a fantastic photo congrats Smile
smileylaura 12 640 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2008 11:17AM
Absolutely love this - I could stare at it and enjoy the detail for ages!
Maddie 13 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2008 12:07PM
well done
dandeakin 10 209 3 England
2 Jun 2008 12:44PM
Thanks for all the comments and awards. I uploaded on a Saturday morning and I thought it had maxed out with 18 votes by saturday afternoon. Really pleased to get an EC and very very surprised about the POTW. Thanks for again all the comments.
ColouredImages 13 47 35 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2008 1:03PM
Congrats on all the awards, very well derserved, super shot!

ESP 11 26 England
2 Jun 2008 2:29PM
Just returned to add my congratulations Smile

clevercloggs 14 237 2 United Arab Emirates
2 Jun 2008 2:35PM
well done, great choice for photo of the week
dazzaman 11 631 England
2 Jun 2008 2:52PM

Serkta 10 42 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2008 4:45PM
Simply stunning work. The colour of the beetle against the scene is perfect. Great work. Cheers, Raife
anpix 10 88 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2008 5:59PM
Great photo love the angle well done on award definitely deserves it.
alwolf 10 341 3 England
2 Jun 2008 6:53PM
Great image, shows how good HDR can be
HowardA 11 231
2 Jun 2008 6:57PM
Cracking colours and powerful perspective. Great job and congrats!
JouŠo 14 56 Finland
2 Jun 2008 7:40PM
one of the very best HDRs I´ve ever seen!

Congrats on the POTW! So very well deserved!!!

Skier 15 203 China
3 Jun 2008 2:40PM
Now I get what HDR is about and can do. The sharpness is already fantastic but the way you have brought out the colours is superb. I know Cusco relatively well and (on my onitor at least) you have got the colours of the stone work (post storm) to a 'T'.

Definately worth viewing large to catch the lady sat behind the car.

Congrats on the PotW.

rossi 14 142 11 England
3 Jun 2008 3:48PM
It doesn't get any better than this!!

wyatturp 12 2 England
3 Jun 2008 4:13PM
WELL DONE ON ALL THE AWARDS, great to look at
GregorP 13 4 Slovenia
4 Jun 2008 6:56AM
Fantastic use of HDR!
Congrats on RC & EC & POTW awards!

twistor 14 80 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2008 12:45PM
4 Jun 2008 1:02PM
Fantastic image, well done on the POTW.

KTB 10 16 1 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2008 1:28PM
Deserving winner of POTW - wonderful composition and colour and I love how the car has been lit.
shortski 12 3 1 England
4 Jun 2008 7:08PM
Brilliant, Brilliant, Brilliant, Brilliant,........jojo
4 Jun 2008 11:16PM

Almost unnoticable HDR.

And I love Beetles too!!!
tomeda 10 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2008 7:30AM
This is fabulous!!!
RobboB Plus
11 132 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2008 8:56AM
minicooper 10 536 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2008 6:44PM
well done
5 Jun 2008 10:19PM
Excellent image well done.
7 Jun 2008 11:07PM
Excellent photo! Good defination!
MikeH 13 217 4 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2008 10:46AM
This is what HDR Is all about,superb tonal detail right through and a well spotted opportunity,
tobyg 10 England
8 Jun 2008 7:39PM
Amazing angle, great shot.
bangalicious 10 1.3k 5 England
16 Jun 2008 12:28PM
Well done for the POTW.

I am not usually a big HDR fan, but this could turn me. Nice One.

Goggz 11 2.3k 72 Wales
20 Jun 2008 5:37PM
Nuthin to add here - a darn good image Smile
clint1978 11 13 Gibraltar
22 Jun 2008 11:35PM
This shot has inspired me to try out HDR. The texture and colour of the beetle looks so real, that I can almost reach out, open the car and drive up that perfectly exposed street.

I notice a bit of glare on the left hand side of the car, is that intentional?


User_Removed 11 485 13 England
2 Jul 2008 7:43PM
absolutely love this, great work and congrats on the EC & POTW

Fantastic Shot Perfectly Exposed
liparig 13 233 United States
3 Sep 2008 12:42AM
stunning and perfect well done
lovejam 10
3 Sep 2008 9:19PM
Great composition

Quote:WOW ! That is one of the few exceptions where I absolutely adore the HDR. Shortlisted !

My sediments exactly..... perfect and I wish i could do this stuff... this is the image that will propell me toward this technique .. thank you
Love this picture - I've shown it to so many people as a exceptional example of this technique !
15 Dec 2008 7:24PM
lgc 13 62 England
16 Apr 2009 3:34AM
Wilmot 9 338 1 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2009 7:56AM

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