A few recent HDR's

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  1. Brick

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    There's not much activity in this forum but as HDR is my photography tool-of-choice, I figured I'd try to do my part to liven it up a bit. Here are a few shots I've taken recently, C&C welcome

    All taken with a d90 and Sigma 10-20mm, processed with Photomatix and Photoshop.

    As a matter of discussion, what programs do you all use for HDR noise reduction? Until recently I used nothing, but I downloaded the Topaz DeNoise trial and used it on a few of these shots and relized how necessary it is. I've tried out the noiseware trial as well with good results.

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    I am feelin your pix! Especially the last one (not sure about the wood/deck on the right corner) ...great stuff! :thumbup:
     
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    Great use of HDR.
     
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    All looking really good, you obviously have a good handle on making a realistic but yet interesting looking HDR photo.
     
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    *sigh* yeah that's my least favorite part of that picture as well. I had thought about cropping it but I didn't like it as much. The deck jutted out past the railing so my options were limited as far as shooting without it in the shot.

    Railing + tripod + 10mm = frustration. Since then I bought a Gorillapod so that I can attach it to railings. I'm not sure it'll keep the camera steady enough, but we'll see when I get a chance to use it.

    Thanks to all for the compliments.
     
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    NIce processing - are these your typical 3 diff exposure blended shots for HDR ?

    tks,

    r
     
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    All but the 3rd one are 3 exposure HDR's. The third one I was hiking in CO without a tripod so I had to use a single raw.
     
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    The first one of the building looks really cool! Is it me or do those clouds look like something out of an N64 game? Haha. =P
     
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    good job on the first one. the second not my choice but ok. the 3rd one is unique but as you mentioned its just a single image and not true 3 different shots with various exposure. now for the last one, there is alot going on as far as the trees are blurred. i love the texture on the water especially the sun reflection. i dont have much of a problem with the decking there. here is an option. mask just the decking and create a whole new hdr photo. then merge the scene with the decking and see if that helps.
     
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    Number one is my fav. The second one has a red light on the left that I would have edited out because it is distracting. Otherwise it is a fantastic shot. I really like how you can follow the lights around the curves of the road.
     
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    Nice work, I dabble in HDR from time to time as well I really like the effect, you did well.....and really? 1 image or 3? when you know what you're doing like you obviously do its doesn't matter 1 or 3. I hate the pissing contests that come up over this 1 or 3 image debate its silly...bottom line if you know your sh*t use 1 image save memory IMO there's no difference- again provided the "artist" knows what he/she is doing.

    Good job.:thumbup:
     
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    #3 is stunning! love it!...and the water on #4 is a trip haha..
     

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