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Salford Quays

By Nikon442  
A three image HDR. Processed in Photomatix.

Tags: Manchester Architecture Hdr image Salford quays Iwm north Trafford

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3 Sep 2017 10:36PM
Beautiful view *****

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paulbroad Plus
11 127 1282 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2017 6:57AM
A decent record but it looks HDR? not sure why you used it in that lighting, it should not have been necessary and the result is compressed tones with a pastel colouring. Not as bad as some, but is an obvious HDR and they should not be.

paul
dark_lord Plus
15 2.3k 577 England
4 Sep 2017 3:04PM
HDR is meant for scenes with a high contrast range beyond that of the sensor to record detail in both highlights and shadows. An evenly lit scene on a cloudy day outdoors doesn't fall into that category. Shadows can be lifted a little if needed by normal processing without affecting image quality.

The boat with the red hull really draws the attention. OK for a record as Paul says but for a more involving image I'd concentrate on the museum building on the right, which I guess you'd intended.

For the record shot though, my first mod removes the magenta and warms the whole scene up a bit.

Second mod concentrates on the museum.

Third mod is a mono version of mod 2 using the Nik plugin - just one possible interpretation of many possible depending on taste.
Nikon442 1 21 1
4 Sep 2017 7:29PM

Quote:A decent record but it looks HDR? not sure why you used it in that lighting, it should not have been necessary and the result is compressed tones with a pastel colouring. Not as bad as some, but is an obvious HDR and they should not be.

paul



It was the gritty effect of HDR I was after. I know it's not to everyones liking but I like it. Thanks for the feedback, very much appreciated. Wink
Nikon442 1 21 1
4 Sep 2017 7:34PM

Quote:HDR is meant for scenes with a high contrast range beyond that of the sensor to record detail in both highlights and shadows. An evenly lit scene on a cloudy day outdoors doesn't fall into that category.


I agree but there are no rules and I liked the gritty feel HDR gave this scene. Interesting modifications, thanks for the feedback, always appreciated. Wink
paulbroad Plus
11 127 1282 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2017 8:59AM
You do what you want, that's what it is all about. Not sure what you mean by gritty feel of HDR. HDR will not increase noise or grain. That is likely to be due to the ISO you are using which is not shown here.

It finally depends what you want the image for. If it form your own satisfaction, family or designed to suite a customers brief, then you follow those rules. If you are showing to a wider market, Joe public or a library, then you need to conform to what they need, which may often not be what you like.

Paul
Nikon442 1 21 1
5 Sep 2017 8:25PM

Quote:You do what you want, that's what it is all about.

Paul



Thanks again for the feedback, always appreciated.
dudler Plus
15 861 1489 England
5 Sep 2017 9:48PM
HDR software can give a gritty look, bringing out contrasts. However, in the wrong situation it can look muddy, or add a look of unexpected and unwaranted variation in tone - the clouds her strike me that way. I think the look works rather well on the buildings and water - hence a crop...

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