Need help with hdr

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  1. TheMoneyPit

    TheMoneyPit TPF Noob!

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    This is my second attempt. It just doesnt look how I wanted it to. I cant find a happy medium for contrast. If it brighten the picture the foreground is very grainy looking.

    I am processing with photoshop cs2. Am I doing something wrong? When i merge all the pictures something doesnt seem right.

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    Also..what is with the weird discoloring in the clouds above the right side of the tree?

    EDIT: Is my problem that I am not shooting it RAW format?

    The pictures I merged were jpegs.


    Here is another attempt from a different angle.
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    red in the tree!?

    Attempt 3

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  2. skieur

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    HDR is not appropriate for all kinds of shots. In some cases a filter or postprocessing can produce a shot that is as good or better.

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    You didn't expose any of them properly, or they would have turned out much better. Also, the high winds that were clearly going down...did not help. Made the trees blurry, and moved the clouds.

    You need to learn to meter the scene properly before you do your shots, so that when you take 3 exposures, at least one of them is perfectly exposed.
     

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