My first HDR Post

Discussion in 'HDR Discussions' started by Big Mike, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    It took a while, but I finally had a chance to jump on the HDR bandwagon. It sure has come a long way from manually masking off multiple images.

    These being my first ones, I pretty much went overboard with it, but experimenting is half the fun don't you think? In many of them, I just went with the HDR surreal feel and cranked the saturation etc.

    Anyway, here they are...

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  2. ann

    ann No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    :lol: good for you mike, we all have to start somewhere

    i need to put on my sunglasses for that grass;)
     
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    I agree with ann. Just use Selective Color Correction and add some cyan to the Green.
     
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    atta boy, Mikey!!

    Good stuff.

    -Pete
     
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    Good First Attempt I see some chromatic aberration but once you get the hang of things you can address that fairly quickly.

    Ann, Bynx I think scott's is selling that newly uranium enriched lawn fertilizer I keep seeing more and more people using it hehe. Just kidding.
     
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    my grass needs some for sure.
     
  7. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks...I think. :er: :lol:
     
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    I like #4. :)
     
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    I LOVE LOVE LOVE number 2!!! It's so beautiful! I'm trying to do HDR. Do you take just 3 pictures, and then layer them, or are you taking more than 3? I know my camera will take up to 9. Did you do all these in Photoshop?
     
  10. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    The number (or range) of photos that you should take, should depend on the scene. If the scene has a really wide range of tones, you will need exposures that cover that range. I haven't done enough testing to know if it's better to take 3 exposures, farther apart or to take more exposures covering the same range.

    I have tried before, to do some HDR stuff with only Photoshop. The results were respectable, you can see some of there HERE, but these ones here were created with Photomatix software, as well as Lightroom and maybe a bit of Photoshop.
     
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    Mike
    Great start to your HDR. I love the photos, and I would rather see heavy saturation then under saturation.
    The locations are wonderful, I may have to come up and visit you. ;)
     
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