HDR sunsets

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  1. nvr2low

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    a couple of recent HDR's ive been playing with.

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    I like the first one best. It's the better composition and there's more of interest. Both might benefit from a little more subtle HDR-ing to avoid the flare around the sun in the first and the lights in the second.
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    well im new to photomatix so im not that great with the fine tuning yet. once i get more time with the program im sure my results will be improved.
     
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    Awesome captures
     
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    These are the settings I used for my Dorset Sunset picture.
    Strength 88
    Colour Saturation 50
    Light Smoothing +1
    Luminosity 0
    Micro-contrast 0
    Micro-smoothing 2
    White clip 0.304
    Black clip 0.250
    Gamma 1.00
    When you get a setting you like, make sure you save it because you'll never accidentally get all the sliders in exactly the same position ever again.

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    i have it set up so it comes up in the same place, i dont think evey picture will ever need the same setting though, everyone is different in some way or form.
     
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    Not sure what you mean by 'the same place'
    Correct. But what I've found is that most (if not all) of my sunsets look about right with these settings, so I have the settings saved as 'sunset'. I have another setting called 'silhouette' which I use when there is strong light behind a subject like a building which would normally be underexposed, and so on. This saves a lot of time getting in the ball-park before tweaking the sliders a bit for each image.
     

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