Stuck...HDR/Photoshop

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  1. iluvphotography

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    So I took this shot of my father in law's old sh**ty car :lol: (But he thinks it's a pretty cool car).. I tried HDR but no matter what I do, I can't get the colors right and I get a blue reflection on rims and bumpers that I can't get rid of... I even tried to make it look better in Photoshop but st ill can't get the color right. I know one mistake is that I took it mid-day. But here is my HDR attempt and one unedited original shot. Could you guys play with it and see if you can get a decent picture??

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    HDR Attempt:

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    That's pretty nice as is. If you have the RAW I wouldn't think you would need to go HDR usless you wanted to make one of those "velvet painting Elvis" style "art-worx" out of it.

    Here's what I did just the the top image in jpeg. It would look better if the same basic things were done to the RAW. ;)




    __________Your Original (Top) Image_________
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    __________My Ultra Lame Edit___________
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    Basically I did something like this: http://thephotoforum.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1270172&postcount=10 but on different areas for slightly different purposes obviously. I did just a real rough job - just kind of a proof of concept type thing. The blues remaining in the body paint can be removed in much the same way as well. I didn't mess with that though.


    Feel free to ask any questions. :thumbup:

    Great photograph BTW!
     
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    nice car...haha i think i see a forklift on the tail end of it though...
     
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    BTW, to see what this actually looks like either view it in safari or load it into PS. For some reason my FireFox browser looks very different (lighter and with noise) that the Safari and Photoshop display.
     
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    Thanks Bifurcator... It looks so much better and the colors are much more vivid. Do you guys know how to get rid of the compactor's reflection?
     
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    You have blue in the bumper and wheels because you are blessed with a blue sky. It's natural that these mirror surfaces should reflect the sky. Nevertheless:

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    Where is manaheim when you need him?
     
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    Thanks Freelunch..Could you let me know how did you get rid of the blue reflection?
     
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    Yes. I used the Lasso tool to select the bumper and wheels. Then used the Hue/Saturation filter (command+U) to tone down blue and cyan.

    I used the Shadow/Highlight filter to lift the definition in the car.

    I used the Lasso tool and the Brightness/Contrast filter to bump up the contrast in the background.

    Glad you liked it. :)

    By the way, please excuse a newbie, but what is HDR?
     
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    High Dynamic Range? I think?

    It's supposed to get different exposures from different pictures made into one....

    At least that's how I understand it
     
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    somewhat.....
     

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