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Wedding Bank 2

By tigertimb
Still experimenting to see what works and what doesn't and hopefully not too similar to the last one.

Still in the car park of the shop next door to the hotel!
For these shots, I was bracketing to increase the chances of getting the exposure right and to cope with the odd odd expression. This set of three were identical so thought I'd see how an HDR came out.

Would value any comments, suggestions and criticisms, as to whether this has worked?

#1 A 75/25% blend of #2 and #3 to give a softer feel and then a few details painted back in.
#2 the HDR from three shots +/- 0.7 EV and hopefully not too heavy handed
#3 the soft focus version used for the blend; just for interest sake and in the hope that someone might tell me a better way to do it
#4 the middle of the orignal 3 original exposures with very minor tweaking

Thankyou to everyone for the continued comments on this series; it's a real help

Tim Smile

Tags: Flowers Fashion Flowers and plants Wedding and social Groom Portraits and people Wedding bride

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Jay44 16 1.4k Wales
11 Sep 2008 5:54PM
I've no idea how to do HDR, and am far to busy at the moment to try and find out. This photograph is atmospheric. It is beautiful. (referring to image 1)

(I have no idea how you do that multi-image thing - LOL!)
Jat_Riski 14 89 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2008 5:54PM
Your all versions are nice, everybody has different taste Tim. I upload modified version using V1, hope you like that as well.
KevSB 18 1.5k 5 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2008 5:54PM
1 seems the best to me. thje baclground is a little soft and colourful
martinproe 16 293 5 England
11 Sep 2008 6:25PM
No 1 for me. Very nice!
lonely_oryx 14 61 55 England
11 Sep 2008 6:44PM
Excellent environment and pose. Beautiful wedding shot which I prefer #2.

I do find that #3 has been very overdone though
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.2k 2527 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2008 7:03PM
I favour V2 for the slightly deeper tones and greater contrast, it gives a real feeling of sitting amongst all those flowers. It also shows up the fabric in the dress well. Oh and the implement of torture did a good job... Wink
I'm afraid I have to say that I really don't like V3! But maybe that's how some of the guests will remember the day after a few glasses of champagne.
MNPHOTO 14 1 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2008 7:11PM
i prefer 1 i dont like no3 great shot
woolybill1 Plus
15 38 79 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2008 7:28PM
Um. #1 for me, the softening has worked pretty well I think. #2 is just a tiny touch too heavy. I find #3 as shown way OTT; however, as a tool it has served its purpose by combining with #2 as explained to give the top copy.
I have to admit that there is not much wrong with #4. Switching quickly between it and #2 it appears that some of the highlight has been swapped from the sky to the bride's dress and the groom's suit!
I doubt this has helped much - sorry! As for softening, I haven't tried Sad
banehawi Plus
18 2.7k 4311 Canada
11 Sep 2008 8:03PM
I may be out on a limb but I think if V4 has a little curves work to improve contract and punch its the best.

miptog 16 3.6k 68 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2008 9:22PM
v4 for me
Bodiewil 14 46 Wales
11 Sep 2008 10:23PM
V4 for me as well Tim but all four worthy of mention
RobDougall 15 25 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2008 10:35PM
Really can't make up my mind - but they are all great shots. The couple must be delighted with them
MandsH 15 England
11 Sep 2008 11:51PM
Superb set of shots - you've done the bride and groom proud
tigertimb 14 40 66 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2008 12:10AM
Thankyou everyone for the considered comments and preet for the mod - I never think to consider framing images and particularly like the feeling of canvas that the raised effect gives it.

No-one was meant to like #3 on it's own Smile Smile

And from a number of the comments, I'll carefully consider the use of HDR for other shots - maybe just use it to boost some of the larger flat areas of sky in some of the other shots.
photophantom 14 108 3 Philippines
14 Sep 2008 8:33PM
Very sweet!
AnneWorner 14 620 43 United States
15 Sep 2008 10:08PM
I like v4 the best of these, and believe me, I've gone back and forth a few times.
I do this same thing with images, try different things, and there's always something cool about each version! Oh the power of digital image software.
alifink 15 6 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2008 8:37PM
V1 or 4 for me. Beautiful shots.

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