First HDR

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  1. Ecas32

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    this was my first shot at an HDR inage. eversince i saw sample images (and realized it was from hdr) i knew i had to try it.
    now i know this isnt the most beautiful subject i could shoot, but i couldnt wait to make one.


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    I don't think you got the exposure right for the rocks down below. Otherwise good first attempt. Getting HDR shots "just right" is an art form in and of itself.
     
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    ya thats the one thing i didnt like (the rocks being blown out)
    could i have fixed that with maybe a faster shutter speed?

    oh and i also forgot to mention i did this without a tripod.
    it shows blown up :)
     
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    Yea you might want to get a tripod, unless you are dealing with very fast shutter speeds.

    For this kind of HDR, I might look at bracketing 5 shots instead of just the three, this way you get two stops under what your camera is reading as the proper exposure (and thus handle those highlights). If you can, I'd bracket for as much as your camera will allow.
     
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    Didn't want to start a new thread but what do you do? "Layer" all the pics together in pp?
     
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    kendo:
    no u dont layer them, but i think u can download a newer version of pp that has hdr merging in it.
    i just googled photomatix and downloaded their free trial.
    their is no restrictions on the trial, but their is a watermark on the final image
     

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