Couple random shots from today


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Mar 11, 2012
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Went out with a friend of mine and took some photos. First time really messing around with HDR, still don't fully understand HDR exactly, but i think they came out pretty nice.

What do you think?


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I'll just say that, in my opinion, you nailed #1! You've got a good defined subject which otherwise could have easily been lost in the similarly colored grass, you've got a beautifully done sky, and the trees are all done great with minimal halo. To put it shortly, its a keeper!

Now, as for #2 and #3, those don't quite ride in the same boat. #2 is a bit flat in my opinion, and while the creek makes for an interesting leading line, I just can't love the photo anywhere the same way I do #1. #3 is just "meh." I see the effect you were going for, but I really don't think it works well, or that you would have needed HDR to accomplish such a look. Now that I think about it, the same goes for #2. The only photo that really demonstrates a good reason to apply HDR is #1.

Keep Shootin!

P.S: I just remembered though that you may want to move these into an HDR gallery, or perhaps a landscape one, in order to get more specialized CC. This is the wildlife gallery ;)
Thanks for the C&C, and i'm glad you liked #1 :)

I also must have completely overlooked those forums, i shall move it to one of those! thanks !

EDIT: I have absolutely no idea how to move a thread (or if it's even possible for me to do so?) How do i go about doing this?
#1's HDR I feel is a tad overdone, but the sky looks decent and like togalive said, you have separated the bench well from the surrounding color of the grass. #2 in my opinion wins for composition, and #3 is a bit crowded, but I get what you were trying to do here. This is only my opinion, and the original images must have looked great on their own. # 2 does it for me, but maybe because I grew up in the fields of the wheatbowl and am used to vast spaces of nothing with the occasional small body of water.

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