Blooper *Hmph*

Discussion in 'General Gallery' started by Scurra, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. Scurra

    Scurra TPF Noob!

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    I've recently been thinking about trying some HDR shots and on a recent outing to a park I thought I had found an ideal situation to give it a dry run.... sadly I wasn't properly equipped so ended up hand holding for the bracketed exposure.

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    I think i'll have to go back and try again with the proper gear (tripod), as I can see some real potential here. Any thoughts and/or advice for next time?
     
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    That's almost a very beautiful shot, and certainly a great attempt for a first HDR!

    I can't wait to see your shots when you bring the tripod out :)

    C.
     
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    It is nicely composed shot with beautiful natural look. The green grass, the moving water and the sun glow are good combination. I don't know what HDR is and what it does since I am a wysiwyg guy.
     
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    You are almost there really, i think it needs a bit more punch and most HDR's need tweeking afterwards to bring out the range more, but it depends what look you want to achieve.
    There is also a bit of motion blur in here, so as you suggested a tripod would help next time.

    This version has just had levels and curves adjustments using layer masks in specific areas, as well as a high pass.

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    From here it can be made either more subtle, or more detailed depending on your tastes. ;)
     
  5. Scurra

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    Thats really changed the image Arch, it looks much better, thanks for that, i'll have to have a bit more of a tweak when I get up to the location with a tripod.

    And Passerby an HDR is High Dynamic Range image. It is actually a series of exposures, I bracketed my exposure so ended up with a normal exposure an over exposure and an under exposure, that when combined produce an image that gives the impression of all areas being exposed correctly. It can lend images a slightly surreal air.
     

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