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pmorgan 11 217 13 England
8 Feb 2013 8:40PM
Done as HDR should be (IMHO) - can't even tell you've used it - cracking stuff


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Nick_w Plus
11 4.3k 99 England
8 Feb 2013 8:42PM
Thanks Paul, I was intriqued to see if I could process a HDR landscape, tho doubt I will make a habit of it.
pmorgan 11 217 13 England
8 Feb 2013 8:46PM
Was this "fused"?
Nick_w Plus
11 4.3k 99 England
8 Feb 2013 8:55PM
Paul, it was saved in photomatix with no ajustments, then processed in Lightroom with just the standard sliders like you do a normal RAW file.
derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2013 8:57PM
The colour looks quite vivid but I would never have guessed this was HDR Nick. The exposure balance looks very natural.
TilG88 9 1 England
8 Feb 2013 9:02PM
Wow, Stunning colours Smile
richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
8 Feb 2013 9:03PM
Tremendous Image!
widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
8 Feb 2013 9:25PM
Nice one Nick can't comment on the technical side cos its double dutch to me Grin

8 Feb 2013 9:32PM
Nick I really like it - In my opinion, Its "natural" look is enhanced due to the purple colour of the light in the sky being reflected in the rocks, so looking balanced and therefore quite "natural". Excellent image.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
8 Feb 2013 9:36PM
I have no idea how this technique works, but for me the final result here is superb with good colour rendition and excellent detail at all levels.
dathersmith 11 559 12 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2013 10:05PM
Excellent work Nick.

LesF 11 182 9
8 Feb 2013 10:08PM
HDR won't catch on, it's the devil you know. You're now doomed Nick into the pits of hell


Meheecho 5 275 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2013 10:19PM
The technology as RonnieG states is a foreign language to me but the result is very impressive
Perhaps I should try it
Philo 8 99 83 England
8 Feb 2013 10:25PM
Wonderful example of how HDR should be done.
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2013 10:26PM
It's very good!
LV426 9 7 4 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2013 1:50AM
Love that place.
It must be the number one of the Tree photographs in Britain.
Great details and lovely colours.
Brindamour 9 2 1 Australia
9 Feb 2013 5:24AM
Strewth! What a fair dinkum corker!
chase 12 1.1k 246 England
9 Feb 2013 10:06AM
HDR done well is a great tool for photography....good fun to use too Wink
Nice blend here Nick & good colour retention...HDR can sometimes wipe colour out.
I am seeing very slight halos on my monitor,where the hills meet the sky,could be the resolution for posting on here or my judge correctly I would have to see it at full size tbh.
Wouldn't have put this one down for an HDR blend so you have used the tool wisely.

PMSL @ Les !!
Nick_w Plus
11 4.3k 99 England
9 Feb 2013 10:14AM
Thanks everyone. See what you mean Janet, though its my sharpening, and not the HDR that caused the halos (bit round some of the twigs too) I rushed the sharpening, bit unusual for me. It took less than 10 minutes to process start to finish ( I normally take longer than that just on sharpening)

Yep Les's comments made me smile too.

I doubt this will form part of my regular workflow, but it's good once in a while to try new things.
chase 12 1.1k 246 England
9 Feb 2013 10:24AM

Quote:I rushed the sharpening

Tut tut, naughty Nick Wink
Nick_w Plus
11 4.3k 99 England
9 Feb 2013 10:29AM
LOL... I was going to ask what's my punishment Wink
chase 12 1.1k 246 England
9 Feb 2013 10:34AM

Quote:what's my punishment

Naughty step for you mi Lad for at least a week...with NO camera !!!!
Nick_w Plus
11 4.3k 99 England
9 Feb 2013 10:42AM
Oh spoilsport Sad was looking forward to getting the camera out this afternoon Smile
Richsr 11 91 223 England
9 Feb 2013 1:49PM
Not a lot wrong with this Nick, well worked
Regards Richard
JJGEE 13 7.2k 18 England
9 Feb 2013 5:19PM
Perhaps it would be interesting to process a single image, which one of the seven to be decided, then compare it with this HDR image.

Only then can one judge how good or bad the HDR Photomatix is
Eviscera 12 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2013 7:01PM
A formulaic image Nick .

Im not keen on the intersecting tree / horizon , unless its definition is clear , but that's just a compositional preference.

Well mapped , but were you using a coloured grad ? cos never seen purple skies transit to apricot before !

Its a fairly boring histogram as well and seems a colour cast overall.

Check out the blue and green channels in the levels dialogue and maybe pinch back in the missing tones.

You asked Smile
Nick_w Plus
11 4.3k 99 England
10 Feb 2013 11:48AM
Dave it's the early morning hues - no filters at all (not even uv/ or skylight)- The Dales been high up, with little or no pollution, give quite distinctive colours pre-dawn - the apricot colour is the colours from our nearest star Wink the blues are from the reflections of the upper atmosphere - the angle of the sun wrt the atmosphere does give different colours. I will admit I pushed the white balance a fraction ( from about 4700k to ca 5100, not really what you would call over the top (not even daylight preset), tho I admit increasing vibrancy a touch - I'd like to think the photographer does have creative licence.

I can't understand what the histogram has got to do with it? I can't change the light we had that day (there were no clouds). So the histogram is what it is, any changes would affect the colours further. As someone who says I'm too technical Wink

This is one from 10 minutes later when the sun broke the horizon, as you can see not too dissimilar (that was hand blended not HDR), and I cooled down the limestone ( something I considered but decided against, as I was just showing what can be achieved in HDR without further processing).

As for other comments, if I had used filters I would put up a standard version, but as explained its HDR, if I put up the one where there's good exposure for the rocks, you would see over exposure of the sky, if I put up a sky exposure, you would just see a black silhouette of the foreground ( these are 1 year old images so was not planning this experiment).
Sianp 10 7 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2013 11:56AM
Excellent HDR!
TonyPrower 7 34 3 Iceland
4 Aug 2013 12:33AM
Really nice work.
19 Mar 2017 4:53AM
I just discovered your work tonite. Stunning stuff.. With a unique and refreshing style. I think you nailed this one.... colours especially are quite marvellous.
cheers walt

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