My First HDR

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  1. Dan Crawford

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    Many of you would have seen the sky last night? It was awesome so i jumped out of the car and took a few shots. My fist time trying HDR and i kinda like it. I did a panorama too, i'll put it up later. I'd probably crop the bottom off but i thought i just give you a true representation of what it looked like. I can't help but think that i could get the same results without HRDing it? I suppose in better light or with more practice i could have kept more of the foreground but it's a first try. Let me know what you think...
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  2. Graeme Edwards

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    Booom.

    Such a great time of year for sunsets.

    How about putting the non HDR up to see the differance? I think contrast and shadows could do the same thing?

    Nice one for getting out mate!
     
  3. Dan Crawford

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    Thanks mate.
    Your wish......
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    HDR
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  4. Dan Crawford

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    I did this using Photomatix and the Tone Compress feature, four photos stitched in photoshop, it's a bit different....
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  5. Mark Evans

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    if that last images was a little brighter, and was a large file, I'd hang that on my wall gladly! potentially stunning. different too.it's so damn moody.

    real ....contemporary?....think that's the right word.
     
  6. Dan Crawford

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    Thanks mate! :oops:

    I'l brighten it up a bit and see if it keeps the same "mood".

    PS, it's 120MB and i do large format printing :lol:
     
  7. Mark Evans

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    lets see what your exposure adjustments are like first :lol:

    really nice image dan,
     
  8. Dan Crawford

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    With help from curves and some minor exposure adjustments it looks like this.
    It's funny what other people see, i never thought about it needing to be a bit brighter but your dead right, much better IMO
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  9. Mark Evans

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    that is just surreal :clap:
     
  10. George Farmer

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    One word - ethereal. Great stuff mate!
     
  11. Dave Spencer

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    Sorry Dan, but I really struggle to appreciate HDR images. :thumbdown:

    Dave.
     
  12. Dan Crawford

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    Cheers fellas, it's nice to get a pat on the back form the "pros"
    No need to apologize Dave, just watch your back! :lol:
     
  13. Stu Worrall

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    i perfer that last pano dan but then Im biased to panoramics :) Looks very nuclear!

    how many stops difference were you using between the different pics?
     
  14. Dan Crawford

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    Cheers mate, I think it was two but i'll have to check...
     
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    Have you thought about cropping some of the black away?
     

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