Junkyard photo for C&C (HDR)

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  1. bmrust

    bmrust TPF Noob!

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    Please let me know what you think of this photo.

    I like how it turned out, but others may not ;)

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    F/5.6
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    3 exposures +/-2

    HDR v2
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    Normal Exposure:

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    Thanks!
     
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    From what I've tried with HDR it seems to work better with less colors. Like black and white pictures or monochrome or pictures with little color. But thats what i've seen personally. This picture looks like hte HDR didn't do much for it. How much did you offset each shot by?
     
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    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    The number of color HDR images HERE beg to differ with you.

    I think it looks great. Much better than the fake HDR's that have been posted recently. Bmrust, care to post he "normal" exposure for comparison?
     
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    Added normal exposure.

    Thanks for the comments. I've been struggling to find good subject to shoot for HDR. I took a lot of shots at the junkyard, but this was my favorite of all of them.
     
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    It might just be me (I'm still learning and a newbie myself), but the white balance in the HDR looks really warm. I like the more neutral white balance in the "normal" exposure shot.

    I like the shot though. I think you did a good job with the tone mapping to make it look "natural" and not surrealistic like so many other HDR shots. (However sometimes I really like that surrealistic look).

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    I wish I could learn how to do HDR like your photos, they look so amazing!
     
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    HDR is very easy...it can be done in photoshop or it can be done with a program called photomatix pro...
     
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    normal is best imo...
    the hdr is over exposed.
     
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    I also prefer the normal photo.

    Is there more photos from the junkyard? The shot on it's own does not do anything for me.
     
  10. bmrust

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    I added a new HDR for you guys to critique. I reduced the warm-ness of it, and brought down the saturation a lot. It almost looks like the normal exposure above (to me)... but I do see a lot of difference in the tire in the upper left. (See OP)


    Also, here's some others from the yard. Non-HDR, just some photos I kind of liked.

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  11. robertwsimpson

    robertwsimpson No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    in my humble opinion, I think all of these would benefit from a slightly faster shutter. parts of each one look blown out. cool pics though.
     
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    Cool shots, and a great location. I think it'd be even better if you filled the frame with the more obscure crushed cars and went for a more abstract shot; there are a lot of cool, interesting patterns and colours in that scene, and a general view doesn't do them all justice.
     

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