Meanwhile, Back on Earth

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  1. abraxas

    abraxas No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Just kidding, I'm not on Earth- The plants are fake. :lol:
     
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    I like this shot - I've tried for the same thing before and failed. :grumpy:

    Anyway, good capture, DOF and composition - nice color too. :thumbup:
     
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    Oooh, nice shot. :thumbup: I love the color. The terrain does look like it's from another planet, doesn't it?
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Ah, still radio'ing your pics down from Mars then, hm?
    That is a nice enough planet up there.
    Will you be back in time for the big Germany meet-up then? I expect you here, you know that, don't you?
     
  5. abraxas

    abraxas No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I tried a few things different on this shot;

    Bracketing exposures (Haven't figured out auto-bracketing yet).

    Shooting in RAW mode. I've found that I don't get the problems with haloing and separation in RAW as I seem to get using JPG.

    and, using CS2 to build the HDR. This helped the most as well as easily producing the most realistic HDR shot.
     
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    The foreground looks very dark to me. Is that a desired effect? One of the advantages of HDR is that you can get a well exposed foreground as well.

    [edit:] sorry, do not mean to be rude here :) .. just wrote the first thing which came to my mind ;)
     
  7. Mohain

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    Wow, i really like that! :thumbup:
     
  8. abraxas

    abraxas No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    That's not rude- that's appreciated.

    I was going for a darker foreground though. Using the CS2 HDR doesn't seem to produce enough of a 3d look as I wanted. I was trying to get it by extremes in light, hopefully pulling the viewer into the photo.

    I had lightened the desert holly bushes up front a bit and it went crazy looking. I'll try lightening up the front before I decide which way I'll go with it- I'm rebuilding my online gallery. Thanks, your input is appreciated and considered :). Sometimes the pre-critique-critique around the house here is light ("yeh, yeh, yeh- looks fine- leave me alone..."). I gotta grow somehow.

    Thanks.
     
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    Great shot, and I wish I had that sort of view near me.

    D
     
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    very nice... like many of your recent images, this one is inspiring me to find better light... :thumbup:
     
  11. abraxas

    abraxas No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Thanks David and JTHPhoto; life's getting rough around here again, I gotta get out of here and try to find more of this stuff.
     
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    great shot, that is one of the best of yours I've seen
     

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