What process is this image suitable for?

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  1. EleanorW

    EleanorW TPF Noob!

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    Sorry guys, but I am having trouble getting my head around this hdr, tonemapping, etc stuff still.

    Here is 1 picture, 2 exposures.

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  2. KmH

    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    To do an HDR you want at least 3 exposures, preferably +2 EV, 0, -2EV.

    I just updated my Photomatix Pro and ran your 2 small JPEGs through it to check out some of the changes:

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  3. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    You might try just layering the image into one file (drag & drop). Then use a layer mask to cover the parts you want to show through from the lower layer.
     
  4. robertwsimpson

    robertwsimpson No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    quick layer mask job:

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    I dunno, I think I like KmH's better, the other still looks a little underexposed.
     
  6. EleanorW

    EleanorW TPF Noob!

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    Layer mask ... hmm something else I need to go read up on. Heck, I just learned how to use layers for the first time on Monday :D . I like yours KmH, just the floor looks a little odd. You guys have given me some stuff to try. Thanks!
     
  7. Josh66

    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I like the layer mask version more...

    Looks like the interior of the barn is being lit by the light coming through the open door.

    The HDR version just looks way too bright for a barn with no lights in it.
     
  8. EleanorW

    EleanorW TPF Noob!

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    Ok, I think I figured out layer masks.. what does everyone think about this?

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    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Looks good. I would darken the door a little bit (since it is in the shade - looking at the light coming in).
     
  10. EleanorW

    EleanorW TPF Noob!

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    I really don't like being a newbie... so I have to ask.. how do I accomplish that - with another mask?
     
  11. EleanorW

    EleanorW TPF Noob!

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    Never mind me... I just figured it out. I hate that, ask a question and then discover the answer myself :D

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    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Ah, good. :)

    It looks better.
     

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