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Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by eccs19, Dec 5, 2008.

  1. eccs19

    eccs19 TPF Noob!

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    I read that Photomatix will make a "Tone Mapping" version of a single RAW file. I guess a cheating way to make a HDR. I decided to give it a shot, just for fun. It turned out better than I was expecting. Not the best shot in the world, but I got an idea of how the Tone Mapping works.

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  2. Ron Evers

    Ron Evers Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I do not know what "Tone Mapping" is but in my opinion you have too much sky.
     
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    Hmmm. I can definitely see the halo effect that comes from tone mapping, but all the colours seem very washed out to me - it might be my (uncalibrated) monitor though...
     
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    meh.....sorry.
     
  5. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    No, Harmony: not the monitor. The colours are pretty washed out.
    When you have a RAW file, you should save it (TIFF, 16bitmode, no exif data!) in at least three different exposure versions, then have Photomatix create a HDR file for you out of those three LDR pics, and THEN do the tonemapping.
    Often enough, after all that's been done, further work in Photoshop is necessary...
     
  6. eccs19

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    Thanks for the c&c and tips. I know that the picture was not great to start with, but wanted to see what would happen when I tried it out, and it did make an improvement from the original. Just for fun I may try out LaFoto's suggestion, just to see what difference I can get, but the original was overexposed to start with.
     
  7. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    If it was overexposed, you could still save a -3 exposure out of the RAW converter, a -2 one, a -1 exposure ... and see what you can do with those three?
     
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    Played around a bit more, and tried LaFoto's advice. I also cropped lightly different. Funny thing is that I think it even looks sharper, but I didn't do any sharpening.

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    the colors look a lot better, but i liked the amount of sky you had.
     
  10. eccs19

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    Can't keep everyone happy. :lmao:

    Thanks for the comments.
     
  11. Ron Evers

    Ron Evers Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Definably sharper & better vertical balance.

    So sorry Corinna's having a bad day.
     
  12. Kendo

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    I like the second one better too. Nice try with the editing.
    Don't give up.:thumbup:
     

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