An Attempt at an HDR

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  1. dustinpedley

    dustinpedley TPF Noob!

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    I posted this in the beginner section Sunday but i thought i might get a little better response here.

    I wasn't going for a way overdone HDR something a little more natural looking

    How can i improve these?

    Thanks in advance

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  2. *mithrandir

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    Both appear a bit soft. You might want to used a fixed aperture of f/16 for all of your shots? Did you use a tripod? If it was windy, the trees are going to look soft (blurred).
     
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    Looks a bit washed out.
     
  4. Opher

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    Try to boost the contrast a bit.
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  5. AdamBomb

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    Now the rock and clouds are blown.

    My attempt:

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    Much better :D
     
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    Basically I played around with the levels, sharpened, and did some burn/dodging
     
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    Your photos look kind of flat, they need a contrast boost. Here is a quick 5 min edit (maybe a little overdone, but you will get the point). I ran a high pass filter on it and adjusted the contrast and played with curves a little.

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  9. pez

    pez No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Here's one with channel add/subtract layers and curves. :D

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  10. McNugget801

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    I could do a much better job if I had the RAW files used to create this image. Here is my end result after doing a bit of tonemapping in Photomatix and touch up work in LR2.

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