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    My first HDR attempt

    I took these photos today at Sandy Hook, NJ. It is a 3 shot HDR and the only reson i was able to figure out how to do this was because of the help menu in CS5.. and comments or advice are welcome.

    My first HDR attempt


    thanks,
    murfdogg

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    Re: My first HDR attempt

    Your sky line looks about the same as mine, nice pic, how many layers?

    Ryo

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    Re: My first HDR attempt

    3, i would have taken more, but i had people in the car waiting for me

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    Thats near the end of Sandy hook? Great place to get photos

    Ryo

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    Re: My first HDR attempt

    actually it was less the a quater mile from the first pay station.

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    love that spot.

    Ryo

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    Re: My first HDR attempt

    Bob, although I have little experience of this technique, as no-one has yet commented on the image I will add a few thoughts.

    According to Wikipedia, HDR is a set of techniques that allows a greater dynamic range between the lightest and darkest areas of an image than usual, and this wide dynamic range allows images to more accurately represent the range of intensity levels found in real scenes.

    Of course I could be mistaken but, if their description is correct, it doesn't seem to me to have worked for the foreground of this photo. Unless that was the look you were aiming for, I would have thought it should look more towards this rough edit:

    My first HDR attempt

    Hopefully some of the experts here might be able to help you with CS5, as I don't have that software.

    Philip

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    Re: My first HDR attempt

    Hi Bob

    Good first attempt. Suspect you didnt capture enough images to get quite the tonal range you were hoping for. I often do 5 or even 7 images, but always using the histogram as a guide to knowing when your pushing up against the extreme left and right margins- it's the only way to be certain you've included all the tonal possibilites.

    The other rule is: any people left in the car during a shoot must be heavily sedated or plied with copious amounts of good food. Any way to silence them is appropriate.

    Good luck,

    Kevin

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