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« on: June 09, 2009, 12:00:24 am »

I hadn't seen Richard's post when I took the shots for making into HDR's  Grin.

Both are AEB +/-2 stops, handheld, merged in the Aperture Photomatix plugin

I'd tried a single exposure and it just couldn't get all the detail on this one, so decided to give it a try...



Here's another shot, handled differently, single frame, no HDR, I think the clouds are toast, but the rest has worked ok.



And with this one I knew there was no way the camera could capture everything without clipping either the high or low lights.



I adjusted the settings in photomatix to try and keep the view as natural as possible, I did at one stage play with OTT in a big way, and it's sort of fun to see what pops out, but that was about it.
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« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2009, 05:54:24 am »

Those are very good images John.  The first one turned out great, beautiful clouds and a very soft, dreamy house, almost like a painting, which is what a lot of the HDR turn out to look like. I'm going to try again using the correct method, bracketing, and see what I can come up with. I think the last one looks great, good contrast between the high and low lights. Great job.
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« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2009, 08:01:45 am »

Cheers Richard
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« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2009, 03:54:41 pm »

1st and last look great John, you done a great job on those. That house looks familiar... Grin
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« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2009, 09:03:38 am »

Cheers Martin... Have you been there, or do you have something like that locally ?
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« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2009, 09:40:19 pm »

Imho the first one is a bit away from realistic (the foreground is much brighter than clouds), so in this case the single shot is better.

The third image looks very good, John. Smiley
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