Blowing Rocks Sunrise HDR shots

Discussion in 'Landscape & Cityscape' started by sftempest66, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. sftempest66

    sftempest66 TPF Noob!

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    I know HDR is not for everyone, I personally have fun taking HDR images just because of the unique range it gives you with the image but anyways...

    I was going for the saturated/painting look in most of these, most are very dramatic and this is mainly what I was aiming for. Hope you like them, C&C welcome!!!

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    Just to give you an idea, here is this shot properly exposed, non HDR but still a fair amount of processing...
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    I've been meaning to try out HDR for a bit now. I hear a lot about it on podcasts. I like these a lot. The first couple the most. What do you use to fuse your images and how many stills did you use for these shots?
     
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    I'm using Photomatix to tonemap and create the original HDR image, then further process them in CS3. I usually take 3-5 shots for each picture, from what I've found is if you take more pictures, the more "realistic" looking you can get a photo, take a picture of my car for example, very realistic looking, this was 5 shots, a lot of time went into this photo but I think it shows...

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    I do like the first two, even though I think they are just a tad too cooked. I would have backed down the sliders just a bit, but if you were going for surreal, you got it! It looks like a really pretty location.
     
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    I really like these shots. I've got so much to learn about photography :(
     
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    It can be really overwhelming at first, but it is SO rewarding! I still learn new things all the time but now I am not trying to take in so much at once. It really does get easier ;)
     
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    My! you have been having fun - great ideas. I think we are now moving into PhArt (Photo Art) and being able to express ourselves and really tell a story with an image.
    Great inspiration to us all
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