No Loitering...An HDR by NJ

Discussion in 'People Photography' started by NJMAN, Sep 8, 2007.

  1. NJMAN

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    Here is my latest HDR. Obviously, there's no loitering here, so keep on moving...Actually, you dont need to move on, you can comment. ;-) C&C always welcome as usual. Thanks for looking! :)

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    Thanks for looking! :)

    NJ
     
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    NJMAN

    Great job. Would you post some detail on the process
     
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    You're funny. That's neat, and a cool tattoo! I would also like to know what goes into the HDR? I dont even know where to start! Nice colors!
     
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    Thats awesome!
     
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    Ahhhh, yet another excellent job on the HDR NJ.

    This is probably one of my favourites as I really like the sharpness here. The no loitering sign is very sharp and I would have expected it to soften in the HDR process but then I am not knowledgeable in HDR's although I would like to be someday.

    I believe I will add Photomatix to the list of new equipment I am going to purchase soon.

    Great job NJ. :)
     
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    You just keep getting better at this NJ, very cool!!
     
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    Hi cpd23,
    As I've mentioned in previous posts, my process is a bit different each time. Regarding the merge to hdr and tone mapping, its pretty standard. I take 3 exposures with auto exposure bracketing on the camera. They are all separated by 2 stops. -2 is underexposed, 0 is correctly exposed, and +2 is overexposed. Then I use Photomatix to merge the 3 together, and do the tone mapping. It depends on the scene, so in this particular scene, I just played with the Illumination, Strength, Light Smoothing, and Gamma controls, until it looks like what I want. I like pushing the surreal aspect of it. Then when I save the file, I take it into PS and do some more tweaking with Levels, Curves, Hue/Saturation, Contrast/Brightness, Unsharp Mask, and a few others depending on how I want the final product to look. I wish I could tell you all the steps, but honestly, I remember what they are all because I didn't record them. If I do an HDR again, Im sure the process will be slightly different. Hope this helps. Thanks for asking, and thanks very much for the kind words! I really appreciate it. :)
     
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    Thanks kathi! Your comments are very much appreciated as always. :)

    Thank you sweetsomedays!

    Thanks Caper! Your kind words are greatly appreciated.

    Thank you heip. I always appreciate your nice comments! :)
     
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    Very nice! For some reason, it reminds me of one of those airbrush paintings.
     
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    That's really cool. I think I saw this photo in another thread, and I could not figure out how it was done. I had never heard of the HDR process until I joined this forum.

    It looks like a cross between a Norman Rockwell painting and a photograph.
     
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    Thank you m1a1fan and MarcusM for taking the time to comment! Appreciated! :)
     

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