Lea.HDR


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River Lea.My first go at HDR. I dont like it, I think it's horrible but I dont know where I've gone wrong. It is from 5 RAW's in Photomatix.
Any pointers, please?
06/09/2010 - 08:55Bobbinalorry
CategoryLandscape / Travel
Shutter Speed3333/50000
Aperturef/38
LensN/A
ISO400
Focal Length48mm
Views/Likes63/0

adi2410355

Link Posted 06/09/2010 - 10:32
Hi,
I guess you didn't use the tripod, did you?
Regards,
Adrian

pauljay

Link Posted 06/09/2010 - 11:52
I know almost nothing about HDR but I really feel that this is not the right subject for it. As Adrian points out, 1/15th of a second is always going to be a bit of a risk hand held.
Sorry Larry.
Paul.

Photography is not a sport. It has no rules. Everything must be dared and tried! (Bill Brandt)
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StephenLewis

Link Posted 06/09/2010 - 12:04
Not sure, but maybe 5 were too many images to layer. How about trying 3. The up side is that I quite like the finished product. It is rather like an oil painting.
Don't let this first attempt discourage you, keep experimenting. I don't like most HDR efforts, they're usually way too intense, but you appear to understand light and subtle textures.

Best of luck,

Stephen
I gladly welcome C & C's. Being foggy minded they really help me learn.

adi2410355

Link Posted 06/09/2010 - 13:55
Almost every time there is "something wrong" with HDRs and for me they look artificial and just not right. But we're talking about colours whereas above Bobbinallory is having a problem with distortions which seem to come from raw pictures not overlapping, hence the merged result looks wrong. There shouldn't be a problem to layer 5 or even more pictures BUT they must be taken with a tripod to represent exactly the same picture. Impossible when hand held.

GIULIO57

Link Posted 06/09/2010 - 15:28
Welcome back, Mr. BobbinaLorry. Good idea this pic seems to be too much manipulated. But this is only my opinion. Giulio57
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Bobbinalorry

Link Posted 06/09/2010 - 16:48
A big thank you to you all; I will take note of your comments and go back, with my tripod, for another try.
Best Regards, Larry.

All the gear & no idea.

szgabor

Link Posted 06/09/2010 - 17:12
I agree with Stephen in that it looks like an oil paintings. I don't think that it is a wrong picture, it is only artistic. I like its mood and colours. This is its real value.
Regards,
Gábor
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Bobbinalorry

Link Posted 06/09/2010 - 19:13
szgabor wrote:
I agree with Stephen in that it looks like an oil paintings. I don't think that it is a wrong picture, it is only artistic. I like its mood and colours. This is its real value.

Artistic?? Naaah, I don't think so, but thank's anyway.
Best Regards, Larry.

All the gear & no idea.

nonur

Link Posted 06/09/2010 - 20:10
I cannot say that I like it in hdr, Larry, but would like to see the river in a similar compo and scale!
Regards,
Nezih

szgabor

Link Posted 07/09/2010 - 05:57
Something came to my mind, Larry. Try out the pseudo HDR technique. Choose the best of the five shot and make two new picture from that setting the exposition value to higher and lower in Photoshop. Now you can use the Photomatix to make the HDR image.
Regards,
Gábor
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Bobbinalorry

Link Posted 07/09/2010 - 09:21
Good idea Gabor, I'll give it a go.
Thank's
Best Regards, Larry.

All the gear & no idea.
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