my first hdr's, c&c welcome!

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  1. barleymalt

    barleymalt TPF Noob!

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    Went for a stroll with the cam today. This is my first shot at making hdr images so any cc would be appreciated. All handheld.

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    lovely....but the tones too warm.
     
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    I like the warm tones.
    They look super smooth, I don't know what the term is, but almost unreal. It's good, I've seen it in some ads. How did you get that unreal, smooth look?
     
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    Quite a fan of #4
     
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    2, 4, 5, 6...Om nom nom nom. :lol:
    (That's my way of saying awesome work.)
     
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    All handheld? thought they had to be done with a tripod to keep the exposures in the same place for when u layer them? Also how much work is there to be done once u put them in photomatix software? Interested to try these but not sure if i need to buy another software program when im still learning to use photoshop let alone just photography in general....so many cool things, so little time.
     
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    I think you did a really nice job on these, now go buy the photo matrix program so you can get rid of the water marks
     
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    Thanks for the kind words guys.

    Handheld is fine in daylight. Just set your camera to bracket automatically and continuous release on fast. To stabilize the camera I just push my elbows into my gut and press the cam against my face. The slowest shutter I had was probably around 1/50 on the sunset shots. If youre off by a few pixels photomatix will line them right up for you when you import. Obviously for the sharpest shot possible you'll need a tripod but I'll make the sacrifice for convenience anytime. I probably spent about 5 minutes on each of these to find the right blend.

    Not sure if there's a term. If you don't know what HDR imaging is, look into it. These were all shot as such. The smooth look in #4 for instance, I achieved by shooting in monochrome, pushing the color temp up about to about 7.5, saturation very low, and all smoothness options on high. Then I pushed the contrast back up and voila. Really happy with this shot.

    By the way, anyone else see miss piggy in the clouds on number 4? It's so obvious hahah i cant unsee it now.
     
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    These are nice, good work:thumbup:

    By the way, you have some kind of dust or something on your sensor or lens. You can see it top of the picture on the right side on #4,5, and 7. It's very visible on #5 though.
     
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    #2 is very cool! :thumbup:
     
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    1- it's a bit tilted. The sky looks great though. The bottom third of the picture seems really empty and kinda drags the rest of it down and distracts from the awesome sky.
    2- nothing special here, IMO
    3- same as 2; feels like something's missing.
    4- definitely the best of the bunch, though the sky seems a little purplish in the middle; easy fix!
    5- tilted; white balance seems a little off
    6- too busy for my liking
    7- not sure what you were going for here. there's a bit of lens flare and looks pretty much like a random snap shot.

    Also, try to limit your pics to 5ish or less. if you put too many people are just gonna scroll through and not give much constructive criticism.
     
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    photomatix watermark is so annoying......
     

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