My first HDR shot. C&C

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  1. Ballistics

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    MidnightSpecial by The Photo Major, on Flickr

    So I've been exploring other avenues of photography, and this is my first attempt @ HDR. This stuff is not easy.

    Used my Sigma 24mm 1.8 EX DG lens.


     
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    Yeah, you still need some more practice but the first one is never that great. Still looks a bit dark. Next time something with less parked cars.
     
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    Yep, practice goes with out saying. I didn't even know what did what slider wise. I just messed around with it until it looked decent.
     
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    were you just using photoshop?
     
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    I took 5 exposures and combined them.
     
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    HDR is not my forte' but I'd think it'd work better on a scene with a high dynamic range...something a night scene lacks?
     
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    I don't know much about it lol.
     
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    A scene that has bright highlights and deep shadows...HDR can be used to stitch together shots so that the highlights are not blown and the shadows are exposed.
     
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    Considering what this shot would have probably looked like without exposure blending, I think you did a good job with the processing. I don't care for the composition, but that's another story. :)
     
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    I wanna hear that side of the story! :)
     
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    It lacks it.
    The cars are distracting, since they're not the subject... the white one is chopped, etc.
     

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