Post your HDR images:

Vern

EOS 7D MK II
Jun 11, 2013
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ray5 said:
Vern said:
Druid Arch, Needles District, Canyonlands - 4 portrait HDRs w 5DMKIII + 24TS II shifted ca. 10mm, ISO = 160.
Fantastic images!!
Ray
Thanks Ray. 2012 Druid Arch edition with snow - a little later in the day, so the face of the arch is backlit. I like this one better b/c of the snow and the lighting.

Also, here's where to stand for the Turret arch photo - if you are not afraid of heights. I'm on top of the boulder (nice guy kneeling in front of me shared the spot).

Cheers, Vern
 

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ray5

EOS 7D MK II
Jan 1, 2014
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Vern said:
ray5 said:
Vern said:
Druid Arch, Needles District, Canyonlands - 4 portrait HDRs w 5DMKIII + 24TS II shifted ca. 10mm, ISO = 160.
Fantastic images!!
Ray
Thanks Ray. 2012 Druid Arch edition with snow - a little later in the day, so the face of the arch is backlit. I like this one better b/c of the snow and the lighting.

Also, here's where to stand for the Turret arch photo - if you are not afraid of heights. I'm on top of the boulder (nice guy kneeling in front of me shared the spot).

Cheers, Vern
Wow! Thanks for sharing.
 

C4RBON

I'm New Here
Apr 25, 2015
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My first attempt at an HDR panorama. I stiched 7 HDR (3 exposures each) images together. Done completely with Lightroom CC.
 

Click

I post too Much on Here!!
Jul 29, 2012
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mycanonphotos said:
A four shot merge handheld and processed in photomatix, finished in ACR.
C-17 Globemaster Engine, shot with a 100-400 IS II and a 5D3
Cool shot. Well done.
 

ray5

EOS 7D MK II
Jan 1, 2014
448
0
Hi,
I have never done HDR. Recently I took some bracketed RAW images in Arches NP. The intent was to try my hand at HDR. My exposures are -2,0 and +2 EV. I am also pretty inexperienced in editing, do some minor corrections, warming etc. Could you advice regarding workflow? I have CS5. I would get Photomatix if you feel that is good. I am somewhat familiar with the steps but some questions:
- My RAW images are about 25mb each, do I merge and then edit the resulting image or edit first and then merge?
- If I edit first and then merge do I convert the edited images to jpg?
- If I merge 3 RAW images does the file size become roughly 75mb?
- I have seen some of your work here and think I prefer the natural look rather than the grungy look.
- I primarily do landscapes on a 5D MK III. Are three exposures optimum or should I do more in the future?
- Is -2,0,+2 correct separation?
Something to start with. Thanks in advance.
Ray
 

TexPhoto

EOS 6D MK II
Apr 15, 2011
1,233
17
San Juan, PR
ray5 said:
Hi,
I have never done HDR. Recently I took some bracketed RAW images in Arches NP. The intent was to try my hand at HDR. My exposures are -2,0 and +2 EV. I am also pretty inexperienced in editing, do some minor corrections, warming etc. Could you advice regarding workflow? I have CS5. I would get Photomatix if you feel that is good. I am somewhat familiar with the steps but some questions:
- My RAW images are about 25mb each, do I merge and then edit the resulting image or edit first and then merge?
- If I edit first and then merge do I convert the edited images to jpg?
- If I merge 3 RAW images does the file size become roughly 75mb?
- I have seen some of your work here and think I prefer the natural look rather than the grungy look.
- I primarily do landscapes on a 5D MK III. Are three exposures optimum or should I do more in the future?
- Is -2,0,+2 correct separation?
Something to start with. Thanks in advance.
Ray
Looks like you have been waiting along time for an answer. I'll do my best to answer all the questions, but these are my opinions, not gospell.

-Photomatrix is great. Get the trial version, see if you like it. It is best for over the top HDR, that some hate and some love. BTW Photomatrix does a great job with single RAW images. So you can go back and "HDRify" some of your older images, including sports/action and people photos where subject movement makes theee images impossible.

-Merge first and then edit. if you edit first, you'll be editing 3 images to uncertain results.

-Does the file size become 75MB? No.

-Natural HDR is great, do what you like. Here is a secret never before revealed tip: If you make an HDR in photoshop/Photomatrix/in camera etc, you can always calm it down in PS by making it a layer with the normally processed image. Then just adjust the top layer's transparency to get an image somewhere between.

-Three exposures is great, but 5 or 7 is slightly better, especially if noise is a concern, or the scene was VERY contrasty. If you were making HDR your main thing in Photography I'd say do more. If you are experimenting, three at 2 stops is great.

-Bonus. When I find myself shooting the ultimate landscape I just walked 9 miles to get too. i always bracket for the sake of bracketing. These can later be HDRifyed, or just processed, or both.

-2nd Bonus, try B&W HDR.
 

jd7

EOS 7D MK II
Feb 3, 2013
741
108
ray5 said:
Hi,
I have never done HDR. Recently I took some bracketed RAW images in Arches NP. The intent was to try my hand at HDR. My exposures are -2,0 and +2 EV. I am also pretty inexperienced in editing, do some minor corrections, warming etc. Could you advice regarding workflow? I have CS5. I would get Photomatix if you feel that is good. I am somewhat familiar with the steps but some questions:
- My RAW images are about 25mb each, do I merge and then edit the resulting image or edit first and then merge?
- If I edit first and then merge do I convert the edited images to jpg?
- If I merge 3 RAW images does the file size become roughly 75mb?
- I have seen some of your work here and think I prefer the natural look rather than the grungy look.
- I primarily do landscapes on a 5D MK III. Are three exposures optimum or should I do more in the future?
- Is -2,0,+2 correct separation?
Something to start with. Thanks in advance.
Ray
If you are looking for info about HDR and exposure blending, you might be interested to have a read of this website:
http://www.throughstrangelenses.com/

I found it helpful.