HDR Rocks

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  1. wiredhernandez

    wiredhernandez TPF Noob!

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    OK so Photomax is apparently a very cool easy to use app... After piddling with Picturenaut (unhappy with results) here is demo output zapped out from simple AP mode on the canon


    Normalish expore (yes sky looks overexposed)

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    HDR output image (yes playing with demo so it says photomax)

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    Anyway good reading on this site exposed me to HDR so thanks guys... More work to do!
     
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    But now we can all tell your sensor is dirty.........
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    Nah, just the lens probably. Wait till you make a proper HDR with 3 or more exposures if you think that looks nice.
     
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    wiredhernandez TPF Noob!

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    Doh .. I see what you mean... That was made from 3 exposures ... but no tripod.. Clean my gear and try again..!
     
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    epp_b No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Waiting for the right light and doing things properly rocks even more.
     
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    You think that rocks? Try investing in an NDGrad filter and or a polariser and take a photo which looks like a photo rather than a saturated painting.
     
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    I will echo Garbz. I much rather enjoy a photo that was thought out, someone took the time to use the right equipment, and nailed the exposure in camera. If a photo looks like it is HDR, then its tacky IMHO. If you do an HDR, and you cannot tell, then you did it right. Having said that, there are certain subjects and times that I think the "cartoonish" outcome looks "kinda" cool; but landscapes in general are not one of those instances.

    If HDR is your cup of tea, then by all means do it, but if you ask me the HDR cup ran over a while back.
     
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    wiredhernandez TPF Noob!

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    True .. this was nothing more than tooling around with quick shots and no artsy attempts. .. I like being a guy with a camera not being a photographer ... I can have fun .. not be such an arse! .. :)

    There seem to be plenty of decent folks around and the other type too....
     
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    wiredhernandez TPF Noob!

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    This makes perfect sense ... I would agree HDR should look natural ... A quick excercise nothing more in this post..
     
  10. Garbz

    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Sorry you took it that way. I definitely didn't mean to come across as an arse. There are too many people in the world who fall into the wow look at my HDR, hey this is an easy way to get out of doing landscapes, and then stick with it putting up one horrid looking HDR landscape after another. I was just saying don't fall into that trap.

    I'm all for experimentation and I say keep going. Just pointing out that in this case a polariser and NDGrad filter may blow your mind more than a HDR and will also look real.
     
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    HDR sensor dust. woot. :lol:

    That must be a pretty common feature... my first HDR had one too.
     
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    wiredhernandez TPF Noob!

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    Thanks for in input guys. Garbz I totally agree with with your comments maybe I read them with the wrong inflection. Anyway I did look at your gallery and would definitely appreciate any future advise. I began looking into HDR after having no clue as to capture the following image while fishing ... I posted in the nature section and Overread provided the game Gradient filter or HDR (got me going there)... I did look briefly into fixing with fake HDR but I would rather try for best results via normal capture or HDR when practical.


    Originally posted here..
    http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/nature-wildlife/165209-water-05-15-galveston-texas.html


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