HDR Problem

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by feRRari4756, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. feRRari4756

    feRRari4756 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2008
    Messages:
    323
    Likes Received:
    0
    hey guys i have tried a few hdr's and everytime i do them they do not come out sharp and are very soft, or have a lot of noise (if at night).

    I have a canon 30d and am using photomatix.

    here are my three original exposures:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    AND HERE IS THE FINAL HDR RESULT:

    [​IMG]

    why do u think this is?

    THanks!
     
  2. Battou

    Battou No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    May 10, 2007
    Messages:
    7,997
    Likes Received:
    26
    Location:
    Slapamonkey, New York
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Well, it's all part and parcle to HDR's you are kindof reducing the shadow detail that creates the contrast needed for sharpness.

    Can I run those threw my software and see what I come up with?
     
  3. feRRari4756

    feRRari4756 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2008
    Messages:
    323
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yes, I would be happy if you could.

    Thannks!
     
  4. Battou

    Battou No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    May 10, 2007
    Messages:
    7,997
    Likes Received:
    26
    Location:
    Slapamonkey, New York
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Well, it ain't perfect, but this is what I came up with with quick HDR processing and straight out of Photomatix using the three preview sized jpegs here in this thread.

    [​IMG]

    All I really did differently from my usual HDR processing was reduced the micro smoothing to about two or four...

    Also, I noticed the EXIF is toasted on those three images, I had to manually select the EV's, Are those honest exposures or manufacturered exposures?
     
  5. Mgw189

    Mgw189 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2008
    Messages:
    838
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Binghamton, NY
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Where you using a tripod when you shot these?
     
  6. Mgw189

    Mgw189 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2008
    Messages:
    838
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Binghamton, NY
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    my edit

    [​IMG]
     
  7. feRRari4756

    feRRari4756 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2008
    Messages:
    323
    Likes Received:
    0
    They were my exposures, so i dont know why they date wasnt there. BUT for ONE of the pics i had to do a screenshot because ethe file size was too large to post up.

    Battou, you HDR came out very nice compared to mine, I guess i need to learn more of the settings.

    I wasnt using a tripod for this shot, but i usually always use a tripod when i do HDR's and they still come out soft.

    Thanks guys for your help.
     
  8. Mgw189

    Mgw189 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2008
    Messages:
    838
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Binghamton, NY
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    When you go to the screen that says align images click the high setting instead of normal? The only other thing I could suggest is to take and use the remote release or camera self timer to make sure you are not getting any camera shake.
     
  9. Cheesy_DSLR_Man

    Cheesy_DSLR_Man TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2009
    Messages:
    79
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Liverpool, UK
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Hey, hope you don't mind but i had a go with your 3 photos and this is what i got.

    [​IMG]

    i have just started to learn HDR and took some shots before, need to upload them to my computer yet. Once i have done them i will post them up here for everyone to take a look
     
  10. Battou

    Battou No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    May 10, 2007
    Messages:
    7,997
    Likes Received:
    26
    Location:
    Slapamonkey, New York
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Yeah, just play with the sliders for a wile and look closely at what each one of them does.

    as for the exposures the one being a screen shot prolly is the cause for my having to manually set the EVs
     
  11. EhJsNe

    EhJsNe TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2008
    Messages:
    617
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    A Riverside Town by Canada
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Well the blurryness is caused by the slight movement of the trees--the bridge is still clear and sharp (at least compared to the other pictures you had up)

    And also HDR sometimes just doesnt work out on some images.
     

Share This Page