HDR Building

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  1. Maxx RS4

    Maxx RS4 TPF Noob!

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    Just working with some pics I have, I processed this HDR. I was aiming for more of the cartoon-esque look, by the way.

    I wish I knew how to kick back on the noise from processing these :x

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    Very nice. HDR seems to be the new "thing" for everyone. It's just so cool. :D
     
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    I'm honestly not very excited about it. Maybe I just haven't found the perfect use for it yet.

    How are you processing your exposures? I like the glow around the building.
     
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    HDR is fun! And it works really well on this shot. The HDR and the tree together give it a cool spooky and haunted feeling. Cool shot keep it up!

    -Will
     
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    If I turn the lights off will it glow in the dark? :D

    The glow ruins it in my opinion.
     
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    the sky is where all your problems are. The glow is most obvious there, and with the tree comes more problems. On the left of the tree the sky is mostly dark, but on the right side of the tree the sky is a good deal lighter and is very obvious.
     
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    While I normally really like the glow most HDR's have, it is a bit much in this one. Though I don't know how to fix it.
     
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    That halo around the building was the first thing I saw and while you wanted to go for that cartoonish look (you could have gone further into THAT aspect of this HDR of yours, I feel), the glow around the building is a bit much. It is distracting... All in all, though, I like your attempt.
    Mine never look this good!
    I still don't really know what I am doing when I do the Photomatix tone-mapping. Ugh...
     
  9. Maxx RS4

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    I could have gone further with the cartoonish look, which probably wouldn't have allowed the haloing effect to be so distracting. But whenever I try to push the cartoonish look a little further, the noise that photomatix creates is just unbearable!
     
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    if the noise is really that bad, run it through some noise reduction software or plugins for PS.

    To get that true cartoonish look I think you need higher saturation, to an unrealistic level.

    And LaFoto, tone mapping is very hard to get just right. It is basically a free for all mess around until you get it right. At least for me anyways.
     
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    Any noise reduction programs I've used end up taking away a lot of detail from the rest of the image. Any better ones out there?
     
  12. jtice

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    Nice work, I like the look of the building texture.

    I just started doing HDR a couple days ago.
    My Canon 30D isnt here yet, so I have been processing jpegs, which I doubt it does as well.

    I have a really hard time making the results look natural and real.
    I do like the wide range it can give you, really brings out out in the shots.
    But it gets surreal really fast.
    I also have noticed a bad noise problem, or a blurring effect.
    I was able to get rid of some of it by reducing the noise and sharpening it some in ACDSee.
    But they still are not anywhere close to what I want.

    Here is a couple I thought werent too horrible.
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    I would also like to know what the best noise reduction / sharpening program is.
    I know I should learn PS more, but I find it one of the most un-user friendly programs I have ever used.

    ~John
     

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