Rotten Bridge, HDR

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  1. Parkerman

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    I posted this in landscape/nature last night... Didn't think about it until this morning that its also an HDR... So i figured i would post it up here.

    I'm still not sure if Im pleased with my results... I still have the ability go go back and change things.

    What would you change if you could?
     
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    I think it looks cool. It's a busy scene, sometimes it's hard to hdr so much detail.
     
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    Other than bringing a saw and getting rid of that one branch leaning in from the left, I would not change a thing between this time and the next time you go there to create another HDR of the scene.

    And your going STRONGLY into the tone-mapping underlines and enhances all the detail there is to see, which I like a lot! Well done.
     
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    I love the pic! The only thing I would change is to maybe lighten the frame of the bridge a little bit. The bridge is the main focus of the piece, yet due to its dark frame and surrounding trees, it kinda loses contrast. It does a good job of pulling the viewer's eyes to the rest of the piece, but I would just brighten it a little. Awesome use of HDR though, if I didn't have a test on Monday that's what I would playing with right now!!!
     
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    Hey, thanks everyone.

    Question though.. How does it look on yalls monitors? I've started to worry mine isn't right.. Does it look to saturated? I made a print of it today off our HP photo printer and some blue showed up where i didnt want it too.

    I will have to go back and see what i can do about the bridge, I was having some problems with that.. but i have a pretty good idea how i can bring some light to it.
     
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    Yah, I feel yah. I'm looking at it with my other laptop and it looks completely different. I just ordered that spider ES whatever calibration tool for CRT/LCD monitors. I know it's not the best, but it's only like $75.....
     
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    When i did the black and white.. I threw a layer mask on it to see what a fade to B&W would look like.. Looked decent so i will post it up too..

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    Yeah! I really like that color to B&W fade. That a really cool effect.
     
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    awesome picture! What kind of camera and what type of software are you using to do this? I've tried using the tone mapping in photoshop but it's normally a hit or a miss. How do you process your images?
     
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    There is a lot of blue on my monitor, but I still like the image.

    Is that out near New Market somewhere, it seems familiar but I can't place it. I lived in Huntsville for 32 years...
     
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    I would really like to see your favorite exposure without the HDR.
     
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    Its actually in the middle of nowhere pretty much. If you have any idea where Cataco is... Then it was in that area.

    As for my processing. I used photoshop hdr, then after i got the very basic hrd from it, i went and processed it even more with shadows/highlights and playing with contrast and such.



    And, i will go back and look at my exposure shots to post up a basic one.
     

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