Bowen Bridge - experimenting with IR and HDR

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  1. julius

    julius TPF Noob!

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    Hey I'd love to hear anyone's comments or critique on these shots.



    1. Very mild two shot HDR

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    2. IR (My favourite)

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    3. This one is kind of ridiculous. 4 shot HDR combined with some IR.

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    Thanks for having a look
     
  2. jtice

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    hey those are interesting, especially the last one.
    It has uneven coloring, but still kinda looks neat.
    Like the surface texture of the water in the first one alot.

    ~John
     
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    I love the third one. Its a great use of HDR! The second one dosent pop at me but the first one is also good. Great contrast and color
     
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    The first two work quite nicely, the subtle HDR in the first doesn't jump out at you. It seems more like just a fabulously exposed image, good composition as well.

    The second one looks more like a black and white photo that used a red filter. As far as IR goes, I don't see the tell tale white vegetation or black skies. However, I think it's still a very successful image.

    The third, i feel wasn't so successful. The bridge looks great, no problems there, and HDR can produce some amazing effects, but combining the color on the (virtually) B&W IR just looks like selective coloring to me, an effect which I am not a big fan of.

    Very nice series!
     
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    What you did in the first one was a merge, not HDR. HDR requires 3 or more exposures.

    The last one is ok, it's got a glow-in-the-dark look, but the color is nice.
     
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    Why would you need at least 3 pictures to make it HDR? If 2 are enough to record all the tones in the scene (without burning highlights or blocking shadows) you surely have a higher dynamic range than you could get with one picture. Or am I missing the point of HDR?:scratch:

    Anyway, I think the first picture works very well bacause it does NOT have this obvious HDR look and the composition is great. A more dramatic sky would make it even better.
     
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    yea you dont need 3 exposures to make it a HDRI..... 3 is the recomended amount from adobe..... but if you can get all range you need from 2 exposures then thats fine.

    I like the first two, as im a fan of subtle HDR rather than OTT HDR and these work well. The last is fun to experiment, so well done for that....:thumbup:
     
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    #3 looks great. I just might like #2 more though. Nice shots.
     
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    The last one is fantastic. Well done with HDR
     

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