Frustration with HDR - help please

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  1. FreshBasil

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    So it's my first time with HDR, and I'm getting frustrated. These images seem like they are never print quality - and im shooting in 12MP RAW. Would they print blurry, or am I just panicking? I mean printing at least 16x20 for framing and hanging. Here are the ones that I think came out best. My smugmug has one or two others.

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    colours are way too saturated in the first. You have an odd surreal look going with the image, which is a mix of interesting and nauseating

    The third is your best attempt me thinks. The horizon is slanted
     
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    1 - tone mapping is a bit much

    2 - HDR does not work for me on this type of image

    3 - horizon is slanted, blurry, or out of focus - but your tone mapping is much better.

    Are you using a tripod and AEB?
     
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    Another possibility for the softness: Are you using a fixed aperature for each shot (using only shutter speed to change the ev)?
     
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    Second one isn't too bad, but isn't straight. You should fix that.

    Aside from being angled, it's really how you feel about it. It's a feel... if that's not the feel you intended, then what did you intend?

    The first one seems WAY off. So I guess... 1. What were you intending, and 2. What was your process?
     
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    did you use multiple exposures, or just one? and does the ferris wheel in the first one have a ghosting effect to it?
     
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    third, i meant third :er:
     
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    Nice on the third one
     
  9. FreshBasil

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    Thanks for these replies. They both were taken using three different stops with a fixed aperture. I had to hold by hand and the light wasn't enough it seemed. Someone mentioning using a fixed aperture... I went to aperture priority mode thinking that would make the most sense for a 3-shot attempt... is that incorrect?
     

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