My first decent HDRs

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  1. shorty6049

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    here are a couple HDRs that i did yesterday, the one of the window was actually made from several wrong exposures i took trying to get the light right so i just put them together and surprisingly it worked. what is good about these? what needs improvement, i just want to learn so i can get better at this. thanks![​IMG]

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    and yea, i know there are people in the second one, i just didnt really want to bother with trying to get rid of the ghosts...
     
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    I think in #2 the rail bottom left is really distracting, but other than that nice shots
     
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    Well if I'm understanding correctly you're not looking for advice on the actual photos just the HDR affect, right? If that's the case I think you nailed the affect.
     
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    sorry, what is HDR ?
     
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    well you can comment on the photos themselves too, i know a lot of people use HDR recklessly, so i guess i want comments on whether it was a good idea for these photos, just overall critiquing would be helpful. and teishu- HDR stands for High Dynamic Range, you blend different exposures of the same photo, and use something like photoshop or photomatix to combine them,
     
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    more comments, critique????
     
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    ah i see.. thanks
     
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    effect...
     
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    Number one I like. Number 2 I think the sky is a tad too dark considering the affect of the visible shadows.
     
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    thats surprising that the first one even worked as well as it did. when i took the exposures that i used for that one, i didnt even know anything about HDR, i just happened to have all the various exposures i used to get the lighting right laying in a folder on my hard drive, i guess it was a good thing i didnt delete them
     
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    #2 works well, Your horizon is just to centered. But HDR side of it and the angle of the shot is excellent, Nice work. You should consider a ND graduate filter instead of HDR. You can get good results without a tripod and hours of PPing. They are not to expensive.
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    i have a nd grad. , but i like HDR, and I thought it would be fun to try it out...
     

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