A Comparison

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  1. abraxas

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    These two shots are the same with the exception that 'A' is best exposure, and 'B' has been processed with 6 exposures as HDR. Both have been post processed minimally with approximately the same steps.

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    I dig the colors in "B" they make "A" look flat...
     
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    Your examples speak VERY much in favour of HDR and testing out the technique (for me it would be testing it out, I have NEVER done it before and am not sure HOW to do it with my 6.0 version of PS, either !?!?!? :scratch: ). The colours are a lot deeper in B, indeed!
     
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    I seriously think the first one would be better if you brought up the contrast and saturation and adjusted the WB.

    IMO, the 2nd one is ugly.
     
  5. abraxas

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    I'm probably bias toward HDR. However, I look at some of the shots taken at correct exposures and... well, I wonder.

    I don't see an HDR automation in 6.0 like in CS2. The only way I can think of in 6.0 would to maybe shoot 3-5 exposures, bring them into one photo as layers and adjust- and work with transparency levels. I'm trying a little experiment with this right now. I'll post it when I figure out what it is I just did.:p
     
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    Mental note: Start shooting RAW.

    I can't figure out how to adjust the WB in CS2. But the saturation and contrast helped quite a bit.

    A-2.
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    I started losing the sky, but I'm just doing quickie edits-

    To be fair to my Ugly Baby, I've tried the same adjustments as in A-2.
    B-2.
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    Seems to work for both. I still prefer the HDR, although it's probably something I'm either doing or not doing to the single exposure (subconciously?).

    Good idea. I really need to try RAW though. Maybe would eliminate the need for HDR or make them better.
     
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    I think the first one just needs some saturation and contrast. I found the others over processed.
     
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    That seems to be the consensus of the finger-pointing on this side of my monitor too.

    Thanks, the input is appreciated!
     
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    You can only do it from Raw files... when you open a raw file in Bridge, there is a white balance pull down towards the top of the right hand control pane. Also sliders for brightness, contrast etc etc....

    Hope that helps.

    Prefer the HDR one BTW.... :D
     

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