C&C a single HDR image please!

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  1. lyonsroar

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    5 shots merged with Dynamic Photo HDR. I think I managed to avoid the over-done look... What do you think? This is only my second attempt at HDR so be gentle. :D

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    Feel free to edit however you like!
     
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    Hello and welcome to the forum.

    If you are just practicing your HDR, a couple of things.

    1. there is a color cast to the image.
    2. I do not see a "pop" to the image, which keeps it kind of plain.
    3. if you are using the bridge to level the horizon, it is off some.

    the image itself really is more of a snapshot. The wires, bridge, road, path are creating lines leading in all directions. Is the bicycle your mode of transportation? I am just wondering why it is in the photo.

    As you can see, your photo is creating a lot of questions. What is the purpose of the photo?
    Things to think about as you are composing the image...
     
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    How many stops did you go in each direction? Looks like there are some heavy shadows that might benefit from being brought up a little bit......
     
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    A blue color cast right? I accidentally shot all my photos from that ride in an indoor light mode.:meh: I dropped the blue levels as far as I could, but it still shows.

    The bike is there because I do a lot of road biking, that's where I get most of my pics. As for my mode of transportation...I drive a MazdaSpeed3. :er:
    I wanted it in the picture to be sort of an interesting item. Other than the bike, there wasn't anything else in the scene that seemed interesting...

    What if I edited out the power lines...
     
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    I believe it is a -2, -1, 0, +1, +2, but I could be mistaken.
     
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    [​IMG]

    For comparison, this is my first HDR attempt last week. I've progressed a little I think...
     
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    the first one the color somes off contrast/saturation high...the second one posted above isn't bad..

    i wud crop the top off so you just have a direct focus on the pond and grass.
     
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    I can't help you with the technical stuff, since I really don't have a clue what HDR is. I'm going to have to Google it after this post.

    But from looking at the two final products, I completely agree with pbelarge... this is nothing about the first image that I like. My eyes dart all over and don't really stop. I can't determine a subject. I'm not a fan of the big shadow over half the image either.

    I love the 2nd one you posted! I actually disagree with dak1b, I like the top part and I don't think it should be cropped out, although that part of the image does look over processed or blown out. Anyway I love it, beautiful.
     
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    The color is off because I shot all my pictures that day in an indoor light mode.
    :grumpy:
     

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