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chi804

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I'm new to the forum and decided I would post my introduction. I've been shooting for around 7 months with DSLR's(Sony NEX F3, Nikon D5100). I just bought a new Nikon D5100 and would like to share some manually bracketed HDR photos.
These are small skyline shots of Richmond VA from a position looking over the James River. These have been stitched in CS6.


James-River-HDR-1 by chi804, on Flickr

f5.0 1/640 iso100, f5.0 1/320 iso100, f5.0 1/1250 iso100

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RVA HDR by chi804, on Flickr

f7.1 1/250 iso100, f7.1 1/400 iso100, f7.1 1/640 iso100


Great forum. Pre-thanks to all for your help and info.
 

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Not bad... these do have that overcooked look common to HDR shots. Especially in the sky and finer details of the cityscape, giving it kind of a "cartoon" feel.

Photoshop is ok for HDR, but if you haven't tried it yet, I'd recommend you give Photomatix a try as it's designed specifically for HDR.

Reign in the processing and shoot for finer detail. As for the shots themselves, I like the location. These could make some really nice HDRs done right.
 
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Thanks for reply.
I've tried processing out some of the "overcooked" look but I found that it loses a lot of detail. It becomes a balancing act for me as I want the pop of HDR but having a hard time figuring out how to tame some "cartoon" look.
I'll take your advice and shoot for finer detail and I'll take a look at Photomatix. Thanks again.
 

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Thanks for reply.
I've tried processing out some of the "overcooked" look but I found that it loses a lot of detail. It becomes a balancing act for me as I want the pop of HDR but having a hard time figuring out how to tame some "cartoon" look.
I'll take your advice and shoot for finer detail and I'll take a look at Photomatix. Thanks again.

No problem.. I really think you'll like photomatix. I think it does a much better job being a dedicated HDR software.

I do love those locations though. :thumbup:
 

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