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#13 - HDR

By jellylegs  
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WARNING! Posibility this is not HDR ;p

Decided to continue uploading my shots from Paris, even though yesterdays went down like a lead balloon! Anyway, I'll get over it Smile

Todays shot is down some side street near Notre Dame. It's the side entrance into a convent or something.

I've been following Paul Stefan's work with awe for some time & love the effect he produces. He has a different (ie-> better) method, but I decided to give HDR a shot. I started with one RAW file, processed 3 times & a HDR image generated & tone mapped using Photomatix. Imported into Lightroom & cropped/straigthened & tonally enhanced.

I've included the original in the modified uploads.

Thanks for looking & all comments welcome as usual (good & bad!).


Tags: Lightroom France Paris Architecture Hdr Digitally manipulated Landscape and travel Photomatix

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vaughar 16 242 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2007 2:17PM
Like the effect. Will have a browse to see what didn't work now Grin
keithh 16 25.7k 33 Wallis And Futuna
3 Jan 2007 2:21PM
I quite like this....but it's not HDR!!!

(and relax)
Timbow 15 2
3 Jan 2007 2:23PM
Like the paterns and textures, nice work
paulcr 15 1.5k 9 Ireland
3 Jan 2007 2:25PM
Excellent example. Paul
jellylegs 16 59 Ireland
3 Jan 2007 2:26PM
I'm chilled Keith. Smile

What do you mean? I'm missing something! 3 exposures combined using Photomatix to generate HDR. (I know monitors can't display true that what you mean?).

I'm probably wrong......but I'd like to know why. Cheers.
1nten5e 14 11
3 Jan 2007 2:29PM
Tha cobbles are amazing, great shot

SamGillespie 14 94 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2007 2:31PM
Great HDR.
jellylegs 16 59 Ireland
3 Jan 2007 2:33PM
Jeese! "HDR or not HDR.....that is the question". lol.

Thanks for the comments folks. Much appreciated to get feedback.

Backrower 13 6 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2007 2:37PM
Don't understand all the technical bits or the comments. Whatever you did it looks good to me.
Hanners 14 875 10 Ireland
3 Jan 2007 2:40PM
great effect, I keep having a littele play but don't get anwhere near this good.

The_Collector 14 4 1 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2007 2:55PM
It looks like HDR to me but as I don't know how to HDR yet I can't really judge!
What I can say is that after checking out your OG shot in the mod's section is that this is a cracking piece of processing and the final effect is quite stunning, well executed.

DaveU 14 1.4k 125 England
3 Jan 2007 3:15PM
I'm no expert, but I believe that for "true" HDR you need to combine several different exposures to get the dynamic range that a single RAW file can't offer.

That said, this is a fine image and is post-processed beautifully.

jimbo_t 17 959 England
3 Jan 2007 3:51PM
God knows if its HDR, but it looks like a great photo and that must count for something!
jellylegs 16 59 Ireland
3 Jan 2007 3:55PM
lol....cheers guys.
paulcr 15 1.5k 9 Ireland
3 Jan 2007 3:55PM
As Dave says HDR is multiple exposures of the same subject. All images are then taken into editing software and combined. These images (mine included) are one raw file (one shot, one image) edited as many times as required in raw convertor and taken into editing. However, they are generally KNOWN as HDR.
I love the results this process achieves However its achieved.
keithh 16 25.7k 33 Wallis And Futuna
3 Jan 2007 4:13PM
You can't generate HDR images from one RAW file and you need several (5 plus) images from severely under-exposed to the same over-exposed and each about 2-3 stops apart.

Like I say, I like it...for what it is
SueWB 13 England
3 Jan 2007 4:27PM
I got lost at the "entrance or something"...
But I love this for what it is; a beautiful image!
Sue Smile
jellylegs 16 59 Ireland
3 Jan 2007 4:35PM
Guys, thanks for the explanation on the HDR. Clears it up a bit for me. I knew that to do it correctly there should be different exposures taken at the time, but I didn't realise how many & how far apart the brackets were.


ps->If I take out the word HDR will you give me a "click" Keith. lol.
keithh 16 25.7k 33 Wallis And Futuna
3 Jan 2007 5:41PM
I forgot to click - it was always worth one of those.
DaveU 14 1.4k 125 England
3 Jan 2007 6:47PM
.... and 1 Keith Click = 10 Normal Clicks Smile
redstag 14 100 15 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2007 10:36PM
Who cares if it is real HDR? It is a great effect and you've carried it out well, suits the subject perfectly. Well worth a click.
paulstefan 16 509 1 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2007 11:26PM
Thanks for the mention
SamGillespie 14 94 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2007 9:59AM
This is where I learnt what it was/how to do it.
jellylegs 16 59 Ireland
4 Jan 2007 11:46AM
Thanks for that Sam. Must have a look.
Cheers to everyone else too.
eddieali1961 16 97 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2007 6:00PM
Great image.
I have uploaded a mod but not as good as yours.
pacman 16 29 Ireland
8 Jan 2007 7:28PM
excellent, great work
HowardA 13 231
10 Feb 2007 6:08PM
An amazing result when I take a look at the original shot. Your post-processing has worked wonderfully and it's got me itching to try the treatment on a few shots ("imitation-HDR" it'll have to be!). Very amused to read through the thread - there's going to be a whole host of HDR debating this season. Just out of interest, how long did you spend working on the pic?
Cheers, Howard
jellylegs 16 59 Ireland
16 Feb 2007 4:03PM
Thanks Howard. I spent about an hour, but then again, I wouldn't be the fastest at the post procssing anyway.....(tend to be a bit fussy).

dgpoole 12 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2007 1:12PM
This is brilliant, HDR or whatever it's just a superb image, love it!

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