Gahhh, the sky! [HDR]

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  1. naaaach

    naaaach TPF Noob!

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    So I've been trying to make a few HDR images, and results are similar to what you see here...

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    In short, the result is horrendous. The brightness in the photo isn't balanced, but what really bugs me is the sky! I keep getting these 'borders' around my objects where they touch the sky. They're really annoying, and I even try to get rid of them in further post-editing but they just never seem to go away.

    Any suggestions? Thanks!
     
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    Its called Halos. What software are you using? I am guessing photomatix?
     
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    You are probably just pushing things too far. Thats why a lot of people on here despise HDR. Its a tool used to balance exposure in a scene that has a wide varying range of exposures, but the result should be a relatively normal picture once its balanced ( ie. no blown out areas or large areas of shadow where you lose a lot of detail ). Most people use it as a tool to get insanely altered images. ( if this is your thing I am not knocking it ) but it takes VERY good and careful bracketing to make this style work well, without "overbaking" it so that you get the problems you are seeing.
     
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    Also, how many images are you blending together on this? And at what exposures?
     
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    naaaach TPF Noob!

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    I only took 3 shots because I didn't have my tripod with me, and all in JPEG, not RAW. I gotta make a habit of shooting in JPEG + RAW soon, I'm used to 'conserving space'. xP

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    That's the zip with the 3 exposures. I mean I'm not trying to 'push things too far', I just want a higher-contrast photo with rich darks and milder lights, but even on the minimal editing settings I get halos that stand out. Hrm.

    And correct, I am using Photomatix...the workflow is a bit faster than tediously organizing everything in Photoshop.
     
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    Can you post the actual pics instead of the links. It says i have to download stuff and i dont want to. If you put the pics ill give it a try.
     
  7. naaaach

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    Here they are,

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    Resized them a bit, these photos were quite large in size.
     
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    naaaach TPF Noob!

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    That turned out quite nice. My preference is something a bit darker, with a bit more contrast.

    But you can see what I mean with the halos...your shot was minimally edited and if you look at the picture closely, or at a different angle than normal then you will be able to trace the halos around the building. It's quite annoying, hm?
     
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    You might try out that Oloneo program, it's in a free beta period. It's kind of fun :)
     
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    AgentDrex No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Here's what my strange eyes saw when I saw your photo:

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    What kind of architects live in my head anyways? Sheesh!
     
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    This would be an amazing edit if a bit more light was brought upon the buildings! And thanks for the suggestions, I'll give Oloneo a try.
     

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