Wet New Years Day......


SteveT

Link Posted 01/01/2012 - 22:21
So I went to Buxton, the world's rainiest spa town (or so it seems).

Struggled to keep the rain off the lens,this is my first attempt at HDR and I have tried not to over do it but please tell me if you think its a bit much.

C&C welcome
The first shot of The Crescent seemed ideal for B&W, not that I'm a good judge.





The next essential place to go was of course Buxton Opera House



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davidstorm

Link Posted 01/01/2012 - 23:49
I like the Opera House shot the best. Both shots look a little short on contrast though - have a play around with the HDR settings in whichever program you use and you should be able to improve these quite a lot. Try bringing the midtone setting down a bit and raising the black clip level.

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wvbarnes

Link Posted 01/01/2012 - 23:58
Brave man, it has been a very nasty day here in Derbyshire.

HDR always looks like one of those old postcards to me. I like the opera House with the wet stone though!

SteveT

Link Posted 02/01/2012 - 00:12
Thanks
David, I will give that a try.
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Frogfish

Link Posted 02/01/2012 - 07:00
Opera house for me too - though I wouldn't have shot at that angle (unless you had no other option) as it gives a more distorted impression.
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SteveT

Link Posted 02/01/2012 - 22:14
Cheers Frogfish

I see what you mean about the angle, how about this version



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fuzion137

Link Posted 02/01/2012 - 22:53
#1 is outstanding.

Note to self..... must visit Buxton again soon...
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CoDa

Link Posted 02/01/2012 - 23:20
First and last for me, very subtle HDR treatment.
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SteveT

Link Posted 03/01/2012 - 21:33
Thanks for the comments
fuzion I'm glad you like No.1 I like B&W but never sure how to achieve the right result, something I must study.

CoDa
Thanks, I really don't like OTT HDR but when I browse on flickr all the comments seem to love over saturated over processed images (in my opinion anyway)and I have avoided hdr but have now bought photomatix but want it to look realistic.
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PeterMac

Link Posted 04/01/2012 - 13:42
Really like that first shot. It's a cracker. Lovely composition.
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snappychappy

Link Posted 04/01/2012 - 16:39
Super shots, would be tempted to straighten up the edge of the building in the first shot.
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SteveT

Link Posted 04/01/2012 - 20:08
Thank you

Snappy, I tried a lens correction to realign it, I think a re-shoot would be best but finding a day without parked cars may be difficult. Thats one reason why I chose New Years day.

Anyway heres my effort, colour version this time, it does throw the light top left out a bit.


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