Single shot whith HDR


junousia

Link Posted 01/03/2013 - 19:27
Here is one picture (single shot) runned through easyHDR with dramatic dark settings vs. original picture.

With easyHDR:




and original (not processed) photo:



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Jukka
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Last Edited by junousia on 01/03/2013 - 19:30

davidstorm

Link Posted 01/03/2013 - 20:45
It's a better image with the HDR, but I do think the same could easily have been achieved without any HDR processing on this particular shot.

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David
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junousia

Link Posted 02/03/2013 - 11:44
Yes, you might be right.

Exposure +0.5 EV (or +1 EV) would be needed and then play stand and background would be better, but the problem is snow, its too flat.
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Jukka
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Algernon

Link Posted 02/03/2013 - 13:05
It's worked well and doesn't look to obvious.

There used to be a software program written in Java
and only supporting Intel CPU's (Lightzone.. hardly
surprising that they seem to have disappeared )
that allowed you to manipulate Zones individually
which is probably a similar thing.

EDIT:: It seems Lightzone may now be available for
FREE once they sort out Licensing Problems

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LightZone

It was quite a powerful program which won quite a
lot of awards. I'm sure AP picked it as the Best
Photo App one year.

Old Review:
http://www.photozone.de/lightzone-v205

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Algi
Last Edited by Algernon on 02/03/2013 - 13:36

gwing

Link Posted 02/03/2013 - 20:34
I actually prefer the original as I find the 'fake HDR' contrasts a bit harsh and unrealistic, particularly the differences between the silver birch bark, sky and snow.

Here's a very quick attempt with more conventional means. It has just 0.25 stop more exposure and some texture pulled back into the highlights as that was explicitly mentioned in the OP. I did notice the HDR tonal mapping gave a benefit in putting some texture into the reds and making explicit the front and back red panels so I've done a bit of the same thing by steepening the tonal curve a touch at the red panels brightness point. I've probably made the red and yellow a bit too bright in doing so but it's only a quick play.


Last Edited by gwing on 02/03/2013 - 20:36

Smeggypants

Link Posted 03/03/2013 - 02:06
junousia wrote:
Here is one picture (single shot) runned through easyHDR with dramatic dark settings vs. original picture.

With easyHDR:




I like it. I wouldn't even class it as HDR, but just regular processing to reduce teh dynamic range.
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junousia

Link Posted 03/03/2013 - 11:17
Thanks.

It's nice to hear others opinions.

On that picture there are some elements that dosen't look very natural as Bob (gwing) said, like birch bark (too light, IMHO).
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Jukka
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