HDR test shot: C&C please

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  1. shortpballer

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    This shot is nothing near an artistic shot. I was just playing with photomatix. This one actually turned out OK. I didnt actually take 5 shots. I took one and changed the exposure in aperture. However i think it actually turned out good. It doesn't look too fake.

    Here is the original:
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    and the HDR image:
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    I think the problem that most people have with HDR is the subjects that they choose to shoot. This image does not have a large dynamic range so HDR is not really going to work.
    Go find some killer clouds and or a reflection in a pond and you will get much better results.
     
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    I was just messing around with it. However, I think that it came out looking way better than the original image... Don't you think?

    I will be able to get some really good ones in the next week or so in Hawaii
     
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    I think it came out looking "not too fake" because as mentioned, there's not much dynamic range in the subject matter. It will be much harder to accomplish a "non-fake" look that has all the benefits of HDR in an outdoor shot given the dynamic range.

    Get out side and shoot a cloudy sky against a cool landscape and see how it goes. It will teach you more about how to use the tool.
     
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    Absolutely untrue. I see deep shadows, and a blown out window. There is quite a range in light values here. It may not be "Zip Zoom Wow!" like a desert sunset/sunrise, but there is definitely an appreciable range of light.

    This shot has the same idea:

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    I smell what your clooking ... same idea but this image obviously has a wider dynamic range.
     
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    In my opinoin it looks just like a single capture modified a bit with PS.
     
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    well i used photomatix to do it...
     
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    And the bg is overblown.
     

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