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Old 06-01-2012, 07:14 AM   #151
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I've always loved HDR even though many in the photography community are already sick of it. ...
What gets a little old with some of "the craft" is the extreme or cartoonish rendering of already quality images. The novelty does wear off after awhile. When HDR is used to more closely replicate what the human eye sees, like shadowy areas of pics, or the enhancement is more on the modest side of the scale, then there is more acknowledgement, if not appreciation of what HDR can do for an image.
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Old 06-01-2012, 08:25 AM   #152
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Yeah we do have an issue sometimes with turning it up to eleven.
I thought still an in the mode of discovery and wonder. I mean pretty much anything is better than actual work. I once spent a morning reading a maual on how to start an F111.
That looked a lot like I was actually working, unlike F5-ing during Dakar.

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What gets a little old with some of "the craft" is the extreme or cartoonish rendering of already quality images. The novelty does wear off after awhile. When HDR is used to more closely replicate what the human eye sees, like shadowy areas of pics, or the enhancement is more on the modest side of the scale, then there is more acknowledgement, if not appreciation of what HDR can do for an image.
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Old 06-01-2012, 04:19 PM   #153
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Cool2 Point-n-Shoot HDR

In 2008 I took a long tour and took this self-portrait with a Panasonic Lumix TZ5 in Glacier National Park.
As you can see, it looks like your average point-n-shoot picture straight out of the camera.





So today, I used Lightroom 3 to make 3 copies at 2 E/V apart and sent them to Photomatix Pro for some tonemapping.
A crop and a few other fixes in Lightroom 3 later, wow what a difference!



For years, all of those details were hiding in the ones and zeros of the JPEG file just waiting for the right program to be invented.
Just think how much better it could be if I could intercept all of the data before the camera processor converts it into a JPEG (as it sees fit) and discards so much of what the sensor collected.
That's what shooting in RAW is all about. But, as demonstrated, you don't need a fancy camera with auto-bracketing or RAW to play around with HDR.

Go dig up some of your old favorite photos and see what you can create.
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Old 06-01-2012, 07:25 PM   #154
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Old 06-01-2012, 08:41 PM   #155
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Hi Ladybug!


I played with three more old photos from 2008.

Original





HDR





Original





HDR





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HDR
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Old 06-01-2012, 11:07 PM   #156
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Old 06-02-2012, 03:06 AM   #157
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WOW, impressive photos.
I WISH I had HALF the tallent many of you have.
VERY nice!!!
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Old 06-02-2012, 08:47 AM   #158
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Old 06-02-2012, 10:00 AM   #159
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Thanks again Dave Went back and played with a single shot I took of myself. Just adjusted the single photo with iPhoto then brought it over to Photomatix Pro (yes, still using the trial version )

Here is how it turned out:


Not as good as I would like it to be, but when shooting by myself and the timer is on then the lighting changes its hard. Much better than the original though and going about editing it this way really helped it out. Bracketing would have made it ideal, but not easy alone and moving.
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Old 06-02-2012, 10:11 AM   #160
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One more from a single shot.

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Old 06-02-2012, 06:17 PM   #161
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So today, I used Lightroom 3 to make 3 copies at 2 E/V apart and sent them to Photomatix Pro for some tonemapping.
A crop and a few other fixes in Lightroom 3 later, wow what a difference!
NICE!!


Two from Memorial Day's ride, lovingly farkled with a combination of Photomatix and PicMonkey:


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Old 06-02-2012, 06:25 PM   #162
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unlawfulsm, Great Job! I like the second one best.

Fast Ferris, The black and white is outstanding!


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Old 06-02-2012, 06:45 PM   #163
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My first HDR with my bike in it,,, finally.
Taken this morning for a Tag shot.



I've got a long ways to go!
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Old 06-02-2012, 06:56 PM   #164
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Beautiful!

Looks like an interesting bridge, so I looked it up.
"Joseph Redline constructed the bridge in 1875 at a cost of $1349.50. It was named for the Hess family who owned a small sawmill and farm nearby. It is a Burr Arch truss. It's length spans 110 feet."
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Old 06-02-2012, 08:04 PM   #165
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Dave, thanks. Since you're studying-up on covered bridges, the one in my shot is the Bob White Covered Bridge in Woolwine, Virginia. That was a self-portrait, and it was all I could do to push the button and sprint the length of the bridge then spin around and try to look all Rico Suave before the shutter tripped.

Scootac, great work (and nice bike)! What camera are you using??
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