is this hdr?

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    yup, you combined 3 photos

    that's hdr all right
     
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    To get the kind of effect I suspect you're looking for, I think you need to find a scene that has some really bright areas and some really dark areas... the kind of thing you can't capture adequately with a single exposure.

    That way, when you take 3 exposures, each one is accurately capturing one part of the scene and combining them will get you that "HDR look".
     
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    mhm thanks and yes that was what i was looking for. ima try and find a scene like that
     
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    i really like that image. Its definately an HDR but its very natural. Alot of HDR photos look unnatural (which is usually the objective). The reason i like it so much is that switching from the subject to background looks the way our eyes would see everything if we were there but cameras just cant capture that in a single exposure. Some of the greens in the sunlit background seem a little saturated and clipped thought. Overall, good job.

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    haha thanks
     
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    yea i use a 2.0 step im not sure what you used but I like the 2.0
     
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    i use photomatix pro
     
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    I don't know how photomatix works, but I don't like that for the background it didn't just use the correct exposure from the first photo, it did literally combine all three, even though you weren't exposing for the background in the second and third ones.
     
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    I thought the purpose of HDR was to look more natural. In a landscape photo for instance, you either have a washed out sky, or a blackened mountainside when you take your photo but that's not what that scene looks like to the person taking the photo. I thought HDR was to combine blue sky with green mountainside to present a picture the way a human eye naturally sees it.
     

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