I attempted some HDR photos

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  1. robertwsimpson

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    If you've ever tried to mix light and dark subjects in the South Florida sun, you know how difficult it is. Anyway, I HDRed these so that they would look normal rather than picking if I wanted indiscernable details in the dark or completely blown out highlights. C&C is welcome.

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    And yes, I know there are three of the same mustang in that one shot... the subject is the landscaping.
     
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    I think its a great use of HDR, the ghosting effect of the cars is unfortunate though.
     
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    good experiments, the ghost effect doesn't disturb so much. ;)
     
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    if I was trying to get really really good ones, I would just wait for a train. that's the only time that we don't have traffic. Good for the store, bad for pictures. Oh well. Thanks for the compliments.


    these were all handheld by the way ;)
     
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    I would find a more suitable subject where there are heavy shadow areas that the HDR can bring out the detail. Right now I see too many heavy shadows and no detail in them.

    How did you shoot these? Did you use multiple exposures or did you just take a single exposure and play with the exposure settings in Lightroom?
     
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    here is a single exposure directly from the camera...
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    each HDR was made from 3 bracketed exposures.
    what kind of subject do you think would be better?
     
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    also, for those of you wondering how the perspective changes with focal length and aperture, check this out:

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    also straight off of the camera


    this one was taken with a 50mm
    the other was taken at 18mm
     
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    front lighting subjects or landscapes look great with hdr, try to google some images
     
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    I typically hate HDR, so googling images is not going to make me see anything I want to see... just FYI.
     
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    On #1 your exposure of the sky is different between the left side and right side of the green light pole.
     
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    oo I didn't even see that. I'll just crop it to take care of that, since I don't know how to control what happens there.
     

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