First HDR's

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  1. JimmyO

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    Those are a good start-- I've found that HDR gets the coolest and most spectacular results when you use it in situations where there's a big exposure range over the entire image (like a sunset-- the sky is really bright and the foreground is really dark.) In all the situations in those photos the lighting is already pretty even, so the HDR doesn't really have very far to go to compensate for the exposure differences, and they end up losing a lot of contrast.
     
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    Pretty good. Anyway you could embed them in the post?
     
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    Sorry
    I was having trouble finding out how to do that with picasa (flickr hasnt been working for me). Any help??

    Thanks Bethany!
    I was looking for some shots like that, with both shady areas and bright skys. As far as the pics are concerned since that was my first time doing this i really didnt know what all the adjustments were you could do in photomatix so i was just changing things cluelessly until i got something i thought looked like other HDR ive seen
     
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    Better?
     

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    My personal fave is the one of the steps.
     
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    I agree the one of the steps stand out to me.

    I see you use PhotoMatix...I use the same program when doing HDR.

    I've been using PhotoMatix for about 8 months now and I have my techniques which I shared in a tutorial here: http://www.motleypixel.com/forum/index.php/topic,71.0.html

    -Roy
     

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