My First attempt at HDR

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  1. iluvphotography

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    Here is my first attempt at HDR using Photomatix and then some touch up in PS.
    Please let me know how can I improve this image?
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    Definitely one of the better HDR attempts I've seen, but am I the only one who sees flare(?) in the clouds? It's not *flare*, I don't think, but you can see the little rings of the glass pieces in your lens.
     
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    yes, i can also see those circles. at first i thought flare, but have never seen flare like that. perhaps someone else will be able to id the circles.
     
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    Those circles are my sluppy job in PS. They are the brush from Dodge and Burn tool!!!
    I didn't know how to do it so it's smooth?? Does anyone know how can I avoid it? I guess use smaller brush and spend more time!
     
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    You could use your lasso took and select the area you want to dodge and burn then feather it by about 5 or 6 and use a large soft brush.
     
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    Yep, softening your brush should take care of it.

    I like the photo by the way.
     
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    what is HDR?
     
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    HDR stands for High Dynamic Range. Basically it is the ability to take a series of different exposures of the same scene and combining them in post processing (photomatix or photoshop) so most or all of the image is properly exposed.
     
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    I am going to try this so don't laugh at me lol
     
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    How do I save it as a jpeg?
     
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    Ok figured out the saving, and I suck at this lol... this really is a beautiful mansion though. It is in my apartment complex which would be why they call them the Mansion Apartments. C&C please!


    iluvphotography, I think your image is gorgeous, very surreal looking and the building is just beautiful.







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    I tried another one with a lamp

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    Haha, sorry I didn't see your post about how to save them.

    I don't really see the HDR results in either picture to be honest. Maybe start a new thread and see what other people have to say, but I think you need to mess around with the tone mapping a little bit more. Something funny happened to the bottom of your lamp too, if you didn't notice. Did you use photoshop or photomatix?
     

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