Bleak tree at Stoney Cross

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  1. flyingseale

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    I think I'm very lucky to drive past this location on my way home each day. I'd be interested in your opinions on these three versions.

    Mike

    1. As shot with +2EV ND grad. This is a jpeg straight from my D80, cropped and framed.
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    2. HDR made from 4 jpegs straight from the D80 - no grad used.
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    3. HDR made from the same 4 shots as #2, but using the RAW files. Lack of watermark means I bought the s/w today :)
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  2. JDS

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    These are all very nice - I like the warmer tone of the foreground in your second the best.
     
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    Great shots. I can't even pick a favorite!
     
  4. flyingseale

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    Thanks. Like JDS, my fave is #2 because of the rich colours. I have printed #3 and the colours on paper are very similar to #2
     
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    I like 1. The tree being dark makes a better statement for me than the rich colors of the sky. I like the emotion in 1 - - in the other 2 I don't get that same feeling.
     
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    they are all beautiful shots but I just prefer the colour in the 2nd shot
     
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    Nice comparisons.

    I also like the colors and open shadows of #2. Maybe burning the tree just a tad would make it a little more dramatic?
     
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    Is this something I can do in photomatix?
     
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    Stunning is the only word I can think of. 2nd one is my Fav.
     
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    #2 looks very nice.


    Eric
     

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