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Tone Mapped HDR
« on: November 04, 2012, 10:05:55 PM »
Does this look too much....HDR??

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Re: Tone Mapped HDR
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2012, 10:10:41 PM »
Looks good to me. Just enough pop without looking electric (for lack of a better term).

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Re: Tone Mapped HDR
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2012, 10:21:39 PM »
to me it looks "natural" as in what your eye sees.
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Re: Tone Mapped HDR
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2012, 10:32:09 PM »
Follow the link to see the source photos...

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Tone Mapped HDR
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2012, 10:41:37 PM »
This is an ideal shot for bracketing.
I think it looks natural and your bracketed set captures the highlights of the sky and the shadow details of the canyon..

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Re: Tone Mapped HDR
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2012, 10:54:01 PM »
Thanks. Canyons are tough with some blending method.
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Re: Tone Mapped HDR
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2012, 10:56:45 PM »
Looks good.  Wish I could do something like that.  I was just in the big cave along Blue Creek Canyon trail.  I could never capture the scene the way I wanted.  The far hills across the canyon were washed out or the details of the cave wouldn't show up.

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Re: Tone Mapped HDR
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2012, 11:07:35 PM »
Looks good.  Wish I could do something like that.  I was just in the big cave along Blue Creek Canyon trail.  I could never capture the scene the way I wanted.  The far hills across the canyon were washed out or the details of the cave wouldn't show up.

You can....Have a tripod and $99?

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Re: Tone Mapped HDR
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2012, 11:30:24 PM »
Looks good.  I like it.

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Re: Tone Mapped HDR
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2012, 07:36:35 AM »
I like it. Did you use Nik HDR Efex Pro? I've been using it for about a month and it's usually a little "gentler" than Photomatix so this has "the look" of HDR Efex. Easier to use too.

If you are a Photoshop user (Elements or CS) PM me your email address and I'll send you an action set that I think you'll like. It's not for HDR. I called the set Finishing Actions, because they are for making the last tweaks that make an image pop and saving as a JPG three different ways.  I learned a technique for adding pop to images that makes even the small ones pop but when I try to explain it I always make it seem more complicated than it is so I made it an action. Now all people have to do is click it and the adjustment is created and  ready to go.

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Re: Tone Mapped HDR
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2012, 09:57:50 AM »
I like it. Did you use Nik HDR Efex Pro? I've been using it for about a month and it's usually a little "gentler" than Photomatix so this has "the look" of HDR Efex. Easier to use too.

If you are a Photoshop user (Elements or CS) PM me your email address and I'll send you an action set that I think you'll like. It's not for HDR. I called the set Finishing Actions, because they are for making the last tweaks that make an image pop and saving as a JPG three different ways.  I learned a technique for adding pop to images that makes even the small ones pop but when I try to explain it I always make it seem more complicated than it is so I made it an action. Now all people have to do is click it and the adjustment is created and  ready to go.
I did use Photomatix, but was conservative.

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Re: Tone Mapped HDR
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2012, 04:28:49 AM »
Does this look too much....HDR??

I'm not a big HDR fan. Most of them look overworked, but I like this shot. In my opinion, well done.
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Re: Tone Mapped HDR
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2012, 11:37:35 AM »
Looks great to me with one caveat: the yellows on the bush on the right-hand side look a tad overdone. It might just be my monitor, though.

It's really easy to overcook HDR and I should know as I am guilty of it all the time.
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Re: Tone Mapped HDR
« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2012, 01:18:11 PM »
Looks great to me with one caveat: the yellows on the bush on the right-hand side look a tad overdone. It might just be my monitor, though.
Well, then my monitor here at work must really suck, as I don't see any yellows on the bush! :icon_lol:

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Re: Tone Mapped HDR
« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2012, 03:15:06 PM »
Looks great to me with one caveat: the yellows on the bush on the right-hand side look a tad overdone. It might just be my monitor, though.

It's really easy to overcook HDR and I should know as I am guilty of it all the time.

The bush on the right is quite green. It may be your monitor. Is it calibrated? Are you viewing in a color managed application?...Mine looks correct with a color managed application and 2 calibrated monitors.
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