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Re: Post your best HDR Photographs
« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2012, 06:55:27 PM »
I'm not really a fan of HDR, mainly because there are so many poor examples and because I think it is used too much and has almost become cliched. There are some nice ones here though, that don't look too unnatural. This was the last shot I did with HDR, which was actually a combination of grads and HDR.


Fire and Water by Kernuak, on Flickr

And an earlier one that immediately made me imagine pteradactyls flying about. It was a sort of landmark image for me too, as it was one of the first images where I felt I'd mastered the lighting and used it for effect on the rocks and water.


Jurassic Evening by Kernuak, on Flickr
those are some really nice shots! I'd be interested to hear some more details about how you processed that first one I like it alot (+1 for you!)
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« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2012, 07:30:37 PM »
Some misc shots from the past year. I use Photomatix inside Aperture 3.

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« Reply #17 on: February 23, 2012, 08:57:40 PM »
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« Reply #18 on: February 23, 2012, 09:39:38 PM »
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« Reply #19 on: February 23, 2012, 11:29:45 PM »
Couple shots from the Palace of Fine Arts in San Fran.




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« Reply #20 on: February 23, 2012, 11:37:19 PM »
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« Reply #22 on: February 24, 2012, 05:41:32 AM »

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Re: Post your best HDR Photographs
« Reply #23 on: February 24, 2012, 05:57:34 AM »
Pretty much my best as its my only HDR I think.   :)


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Re: Post your best HDR Photographs
« Reply #24 on: February 25, 2012, 10:29:00 PM »
On a slightly different note, what software do you guys use for processing your shots? Also what type of processing do you prefer "Tone Mapping" or "Exposure Fusion"?
I used photomatix and tried both tone mapping and fusion, I dont like the results now but i've posted around a few times before i found this guy
http://goodlight.us/
he uses luminosity masks to blend his brackets together, kind of a manual tonemapping so he is able to get much more smooth clean natual looking HDR, have a look at his tutorials. Not  quick as processing in a cookie cutter program but I think the results are significantly nicer
I'm still playing around with his techniques.
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Re: Post your best HDR Photographs
« Reply #25 on: February 25, 2012, 11:15:22 PM »

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Threw darts at this one until it struck my fancy:)
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Re: Post your best HDR Photographs
« Reply #28 on: March 07, 2012, 03:48:00 PM »
Hmm, not sure what happened to the text I wrote.

Sorry, I missed this and thanks. I used a Singh Ray 3 stop reverse grad for the sky, then I think I bracketed 3 shots (although I could have produced 3-4 TIFFs from a singel RAW), it's been a few years. I tonemapped the 3-4 exposures using Photomatix, reducing the amount of HDR to as low as possible, while still maintaining highlight detail in the rockpool. My aiom was to keep it as natural looking as possible, although in reality, the rockpool should be darker than the sky.

I'm not really a fan of HDR, mainly because there are so many poor examples and because I think it is used too much and has almost become cliched. There are some nice ones here though, that don't look too unnatural. This was the last shot I did with HDR, which was actually a combination of grads and HDR.


Fire and Water by Kernuak, on Flickr

Sorry, I missed this and thanks. I used a Singh-Ray reverse grad on the sky, then used Photomatix to recover the highlights in the rockpools. It's a while since I did it, but I think I bracketed three shots and tonemapped them (although it's possible it was a single shot to produce 3-4 TIFFs from the RAW), reducing the amount of HDR as much as possible, so that it just recovered the detail, to prevent it looking unnatural. Of course, in reality, the rockpools would be darker than the sky, but I wanted it close enough to be able to view it as potentially natural.

And an earlier one that immediately made me imagine pteradactyls flying about. It was a sort of landmark image for me too, as it was one of the first images where I felt I'd mastered the lighting and used it for effect on the rocks and water.


Jurassic Evening by Kernuak, on Flickr
those are some really nice shots! I'd be interested to hear some more details about how you processed that first one I like it alot (+1 for you!)
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« Reply #29 on: March 10, 2012, 06:42:53 PM »
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