In The Water

In The Water

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Got my feet wet for this one!

This is a blended image, five exposures done as a mild HDR Fusion in Photomatix, then the mild HDR version blended with the most even of the five normal exposures and the opacity adjusted to achieve the most natural result I could.

K-3, 12-24, Polariser, Tripod, dedication, hard work, love, a bit of artistry(?), a bit of vision. Thanks to Pentax for giving us such superb equipment.
12/09/2014 - 23:46davidstorm
CategoryLandscape / Travel
Shutter Speed1/8
Aperturef/13
LensN/A
ISO100
Focal Length14mm

drobbia

Link Posted 13/09/2014 - 00:32
D -Super real. Photomatix allows for images like this- but rarely have I seen the application this technically superior. FINE,FINE, superfine Tony - sometimes a pair of dry shoes becomes superfluous.
"It's not what you look at that's important, it's what you see" - Thoreau
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thingsthatihaveseen

Link Posted 13/09/2014 - 07:03
Really classy shot David... Great light and lovely compo, and very subtly blended together... Perfect invisible HDR...

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Vuillaume

Link Posted 13/09/2014 - 08:01
I don't miss anything in this image - a pleasure to look at! Superiour 😃😃😃
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GIULIO57

Link Posted 13/09/2014 - 09:42

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kilmas2

Link Posted 13/09/2014 - 11:16
Pure Brilliance
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Bobbinalorry

Link Posted 13/09/2014 - 16:38
I like this.
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Teaka53

Link Posted 13/09/2014 - 19:04
Vuillaume wrote:
I don't miss anything in this image - a pleasure to look at! Superiour 😃😃😃

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Stridey

Link Posted 14/09/2014 - 18:04
This is a cracking shot, David. In my view, it's what HDR should be about - a result that looks realistic and still pleasing to the eye.

I've never done any HDR blending so please excuse my question. Why would you not include all images in the initial Photomatix blend, rather than adding the most even one (again ?) afterwards ?

Many thanks
Nigel
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davidstorm

Link Posted 14/09/2014 - 22:02
Stridey wrote:
This is a cracking shot, David. In my view, it's what HDR should be about - a result that looks realistic and still pleasing to the eye.

I've never done any HDR blending so please excuse my question. Why would you not include all images in the initial Photomatix blend, rather than adding the most even one (again ?) afterwards ?

Many thanks
Nigel

Hi Nigel

The Photomatix blend, no matter how mild or carefully processed, to my eye looks a bit artificial. For this reason, I chose to do a final blend of the Photomatix image with the 'normal image' out of the original five that had the most even tones. In the final blended version I kept the aspects of the HDR image that made it work, e.g. the detail in the sky, but erased or partially erased much of the foreground. I think the result is pretty close to what I was seeing at the time and is certainly the best I can do with a shot that contained some savage dynamic range that would have been impossible to reproduce in 1 shot.

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David
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autumnlight

Link Posted 14/09/2014 - 23:31
So worth all the effort David, this is a superb image according to my humble knowledge of landscape
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Stridey

Link Posted 15/09/2014 - 20:03
davidstorm wrote:
Stridey wrote:
This is a cracking shot, David. In my view, it's what HDR should be about - a result that looks realistic and still pleasing to the eye.

I've never done any HDR blending so please excuse my question. Why would you not include all images in the initial Photomatix blend, rather than adding the most even one (again ?) afterwards ?

Many thanks
Nigel

Hi Nigel

The Photomatix blend, no matter how mild or carefully processed, to my eye looks a bit artificial. For this reason, I chose to do a final blend of the Photomatix image with the 'normal image' out of the original five that had the most even tones. In the final blended version I kept the aspects of the HDR image that made it work, e.g. the detail in the sky, but erased or partially erased much of the foreground. I think the result is pretty close to what I was seeing at the time and is certainly the best I can do with a shot that contained some savage dynamic range that would have been impossible to reproduce in 1 shot.

Regards
David

Thanks for the explanation - much appreciated
Best regards
Nigel

www.nigelstridephotography.co.uk

pauljay

Link Posted 18/09/2014 - 16:11
The end product is not half bad!
Paul.

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