Mount Fernie Sunset HDR

Discussion in 'Landscape & Cityscape' started by fokker, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. fokker

    fokker No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2009
    Messages:
    2,830
    Likes Received:
    293
    Location:
    New Zealand
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Haven't done any landscape shots for ages as I've been waiting for a new tripod. It still hasn't arrived but I was bored last night and there was a nice sunset so I dusted off the broken gorillapod and cursed and swore at its general ineffectiveness, before taking a few photos including this one, which is three shots bracketed and processed in photomatix.
    I was going for a dramatic but not over-the-top look, did I achieve it?

    [​IMG]
     
    • Like Like x 1
  2. fokker

    fokker No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2009
    Messages:
    2,830
    Likes Received:
    293
    Location:
    New Zealand
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    No comments??
     
  3. Majeed Badizadegan

    Majeed Badizadegan TPF Supporters Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2011
    Messages:
    4,173
    Likes Received:
    2,540
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I like the lighting at the scene. It seems a little bit on the dark side.

    Bump the overall exposure a bit
     
  4. Majeed Badizadegan

    Majeed Badizadegan TPF Supporters Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2011
    Messages:
    4,173
    Likes Received:
    2,540
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Here's a quick and dirty edit. Looks like you have some dust on your sensor:

    [​IMG]

    White balance adjustments and exposure bump.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  5. Frequency

    Frequency Been spending a lot of time on here!

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2010
    Messages:
    8,864
    Likes Received:
    679
    Location:
    Calicut, Kerala,India
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Bizarre and Beautiful...lovely colors :D
     
    • Like Like x 1
  6. Beast95

    Beast95 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2012
    Messages:
    116
    Likes Received:
    11
    Location:
    Michigan
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I love the original because the light sky and the dark ground give it feeling and the ground has a warm tint to it... It's different, it's interesting. Great job :)
     
    • Like Like x 1
  7. fokker

    fokker No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2009
    Messages:
    2,830
    Likes Received:
    293
    Location:
    New Zealand
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Rotanimod - I spent a long time editing this picture, and although I was going for a darker look I may have made it too dark - looking back at it now with a fresh pair of eyes. I do think though that your edit is too far in the other direction and it loses some of what (I think) makes the picture special.
     
  8. Sebastian_Riel

    Sebastian_Riel TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2011
    Messages:
    97
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Saskatoon; Sask
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Plus 1 for the edit; much better. The wb was too harsh and warm imho.
     
  9. MReid

    MReid TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2011
    Messages:
    649
    Likes Received:
    98
    Location:
    Boise Id.
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Looks pretty good, as mentioned some dust spots.
    Crop the bottom to just under the rock.
    A light dodge to the darker areas and to brighten the lake ice just a smidge.

    You subdued the HDR well...most HDR's I see look like *&%$!
     
  10. tirediron

    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2005
    Messages:
    35,567
    Likes Received:
    10,083
    Location:
    Victoria, BC
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Nice shot. Where were you when you took this?
     
  11. Joel_W

    Joel_W TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2011
    Messages:
    2,211
    Likes Received:
    164
    Location:
    Long Island, New York
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I really like Rotanimod's edit as the better of the two. The original picture looks under exposed.
     
  12. Bossy

    Bossy TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2011
    Messages:
    1,372
    Likes Received:
    252
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I love the original. Its not supposed to be super bright, the sun is behind the mountain. Its got great dimension, and is really just gorgeous.
     
    • Like Like x 1

Share This Page