ALMOST spring c/c drill

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by Sodak, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. Sodak

    Sodak TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2009
    Messages:
    104
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    1. Yeah, the sky really was this color, it was just after sunset facing the ESE.
    [​IMG]

    2. Fairly happy with no tri/monopod along
    [​IMG]

    3.[​IMG]

    Would any of these be better with a single image HDR (never tried). Although the sky isn't really blown in the first, I'd like to get more color there.
     
  2. Brian L

    Brian L TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2007
    Messages:
    374
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Michigan
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Great pictures!!!! I like them all. I don't have a favorite.
     
  3. AlexColeman

    AlexColeman TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2008
    Messages:
    1,732
    Likes Received:
    1
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I like them.
     
  4. Sodak

    Sodak TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2009
    Messages:
    104
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Thanks guys!

    Would a single RAW HDR work in the first to pull more color there, or would it look too cartoony?
     
  5. Bigpopa

    Bigpopa TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 25, 2008
    Messages:
    297
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Golden,Co
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Im with them those are great..........
     
  6. swimmom

    swimmom TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2009
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Love the pics Sodak. Thanks for inviting me to this place!
     
  7. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2004
    Messages:
    34,814
    Likes Received:
    814
    Location:
    Lower Saxony, Germany
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    The first is really nice ... and if you have that one RAW file and can save differently "exposed" (i.e. different exposure values given in RAW-post) TIFF-files of that one RAW file to later be merged ... just try! You can always return a "too cartoonish" outcome to a more pleasing one in the subsequent tone-mapping work, and you might be ending with a photo that clearly represents the elation and happiness that you felt when you saw such pink/orange sky, the thawing waterfalls and this mill! And maybe a merged-from-three-then-tonemapped photo expresses even MORE how you felt and WHAT you meant to capture than this single exposure can. So ... go ahead :D . I would at least try. What is lost in trying?
     
  8. Eldrich

    Eldrich TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2008
    Messages:
    314
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Central PA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    i like your pics. In response to your question I think they may be given a little boost if tried in HDR, especially with the first and second. They have the potential because of the heavy highlights in the sky and snow, and all of the detail in the rocks and shadows. As it is, I think in order to capture the detail, they are a smidgen darker than what would look natural to me, but that very well may just be the time of day they were shot. At any rate, I think any HDR you would want to do with these would need to be slight, I think with the natural deep reds and browns of the rocks they have a risk of looking highly oversaturdated if done with an extreme version of HDR, but if you kept it simple, I expecially think the first would be a fantastic shot with a little more of everything in detail. I'm not sure if a single image version would work or not...but you can certainly try...
     
  9. Sodak

    Sodak TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2009
    Messages:
    104
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Nice to see you "Swimmom" :D
     
  10. manaheim

    manaheim Jedi Bunnywabbit Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2005
    Messages:
    14,394
    Likes Received:
    3,261
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    They look a little underexposed and brownish to me. The color cast might be intentional, dunno.

    I like the ice and water together. It took me a sec to figure out what was up- I was like ... oh he froze the water with a fast exposure... no, wait... there's clear water movement there... OH I see...

    I love shots like that.
     
  11. Sodak

    Sodak TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2009
    Messages:
    104
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Sigh.. time.:lol: Just for giggles I threw it into the Photomatix trial version. Some things I liked about it and some I didn't. I guess I'll have to learn the hard way on working them...when I have more time. :)
     
  12. Sodak

    Sodak TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2009
    Messages:
    104
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Funny you should say that. I thought that too about being underexposed, but on the full sized image on my computer it doesn't look so much like that. Should I resize, recompose, and then upload to Photobucket? I think that especially in the foreground the rocks seem a lot darker.

    As for the color, well, it was sunset and most everything is brown around here. I actually did adjust the color cast. :)
     

Share This Page