First hdr C&C

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  1. Noxire

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    3 exposures blended in photomatix and using some tone-mapping, then hightening contrasts in photoshop.
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    And yes i know that hdrs are supposed to increase the detail in the darkest/lighest parts of the image, but i setteled with the high contrasts (well the details weren't of any interest anyway).
    So... What about it!?
     
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    Nice, but if you hadn't said it was HDR, I would never have known. I'm fairly certain that HDR wasn't necessary to get this outcome, could you possibly post up the original 3?

    I like the overall image, it has a very soothing and relaxing vibe to it and the symmetry works well here. The glare on the lake to the left is very distracting though.
     
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    Indeed i don't think the hdr was necessary, but i discovered the result in tonemapping after i had merged them. (realized that the trees looked horrible when in detail) (guess i failed in making a hdr :/)
     
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    What a gorgeous shot! I would print and hang this one! I could picture myself sitting by the lake watching the sun go down.

    I haven't given HDR a go yet so I cannot offer any advice. Keep at it!
     
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    Actually it was wonderfull to sit and wait for "the moment" apart from being scared to death by one of the natives (a beaver) that took a dive and splashed water on me ('bout 5-10 meters away). :)
     
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    Great shot! Real fresh! Was this sunrise or sunset?
     
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    Sunset
     
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    Nice photo, but definitely one that didn't need the HDR treatment. Doesn't have much range anyhow.
     
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    Very nice, I love the colors :)
     
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    It's a terrific photo. What the HDR treatment did to it and for it are known only to you, the shooter. If you think it enhanced this photo to what it is, then that's a good enough reason to use it, whether anyone else thinks it 'needed' it or not.

    Whether a photo "needs" HDR, or B&W, or cyanotype, or duotone, or sepia, or any other treatment is irrelevant. It is the choice of the artist to apply any of these (and much, much more) or not, in order to produce the end result to his or her own taste.

    Don't fall into the trap of thinking you have to justify your choices to those who seem to think that HDR should or even must only be used when "needed". It can also be used as an artistic choice, just like any of those others and many more, pure and simple.
     
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    Where are you hosting the image? I see nothing...must be blocked here.
     
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    Nice shot, have you tried pushing the WB abit more towards the yellow end ?

    devart
     

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