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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 10 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 !
Michelle_S 8 529 England
31 May 2008 12:32PM
Amazing, fantastic light/detail and i love those cars Smile
DaveU Plus
10 1.3k 123 England
31 May 2008 10:04PM
Colour combinations to die for. Gosh this is good and sadly under-appreciated.
LesF 10 182 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 12 16 1 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2008 10:02AM
well done on the EC, great piece of image making

AlleyCatz 10 274 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 12 660 5 Wales
1 Jun 2008 11:45AM
Brilliant use of HDR, a superb image in my opinion

kitsch 10 439 4 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2008 11:52AM
suberb use of HDR!
congrats on the award too Smile
Coleslaw 11 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 9 209 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 10 26 England
1 Jun 2008 2:17PM
Superior in every way Smile

Coleslaw 11 13.4k 28 Wales
1 Jun 2008 2:33PM
Many thanks for the explanation.
Congrats again.
MarkT 11 119 2 England
1 Jun 2008 4:37PM
This is superb Dan and congrats on the EC Smile

backbeat Plus
10 134 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 9 550 12 England
1 Jun 2008 4:54PM
Superb HDR of a well composed image. Congratulations on the EC, well deserved.

Dennis_Bromage 9 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 12 237 2 United Arab Emirates
2 Jun 2008 3:06AM
great photo and like the colours in particular.congrats on the ec
viscostatic 10 34 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 9 11 11 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2008 8:32AM
Stunning shot with extremely good use of HDR.

Chris C
richardwheel 11 217 2 England
2 Jun 2008 8:57AM
well done on POTW, it's a superb photo and well deserved Smile
Guillaume 9 119 2 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2008 9:19AM
Awesome image! A well-deserved POTW. Congrats.
colin 12 697 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 12 17.9k 8 Norway
2 Jun 2008 9:34AM
Congratulations Dan. First class work and a worthy POTW.
dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2008 9:43AM
excellent work
DaveU Plus
10 1.3k 123 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 .........
Michelle_S 8 529 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 10 640 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2008 11:17AM
Absolutely love this - I could stare at it and enjoy the detail for ages!
Maddie 11 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2008 12:07PM
well done
dandeakin 9 209 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.
2 Jun 2008 1:03PM
Congrats on all the awards, very well derserved, super shot!

ESP 10 26 England
2 Jun 2008 2:29PM
Just returned to add my congratulations Smile

clevercloggs 12 237 2 United Arab Emirates
2 Jun 2008 2:35PM
well done, great choice for photo of the week
dazzaman 10 631 England
2 Jun 2008 2:52PM

Serkta 8 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 8 88 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2008 5:59PM
Great photo love the angle well done on award definitely deserves it.
alwolf 9 341 3 England
2 Jun 2008 6:53PM
Great image, shows how good HDR can be
HowardA 9 231
2 Jun 2008 6:57PM
Cracking colours and powerful perspective. Great job and congrats!
JouŠo 12 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 13 203 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 13 142 11 England
3 Jun 2008 3:48PM
It doesn't get any better than this!!

wyatturp 11 2 England
3 Jun 2008 4:13PM
WELL DONE ON ALL THE AWARDS, great to look at
GregorP 11 4 Slovenia
4 Jun 2008 6:56AM
Fantastic use of HDR!
Congrats on RC & EC & POTW awards!

twistor 13 80 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2008 12:45PM
4 Jun 2008 1:02PM
Fantastic image, well done on the POTW.

KTB 8 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 10 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 8 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2008 7:30AM
This is fabulous!!!
RobboB Plus
9 112 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2008 8:56AM
minicooper 8 536 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2008 6:44PM
well done
5 Jun 2008 10:19PM
Excellent image well done.
Excellent photo! Good defination!
MikeH 11 217 4 England
8 Jun 2008 10:46AM
This is what HDR Is all about,superb tonal detail right through and a well spotted opportunity,
tobyg 8 England
8 Jun 2008 7:39PM
Amazing angle, great shot.
bangalicious 8 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 9 2.3k 72 Wales
20 Jun 2008 5:37PM
Nuthin to add here - a darn good image Smile
clint1978 9 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 9 485 13 England
2 Jul 2008 7:43PM
absolutely love this, great work and congrats on the EC & POTW

Fantastic Shot Perfectly Exposed
liparig 12 233 United States
3 Sep 2008 12:42AM
stunning and perfect well done
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 12 62 England
16 Apr 2009 3:34AM
Wilmot 8 338 1 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2009 7:56AM

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