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    My first HDR - sunset photo

    This will be my first HDR.

    My first HDR - sunset photo

    I was very excited on this one.

    If you have time, kindly comment.

    B/R,
    Mark

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    Re: My first HDR

    Mark,

    Not bad at all, however I would probably crop most of the foreground area unless you shot in RAW and can salvage some of the detail. There wasn't enough light in the foreground area and it displays a lot of noise. I assume that the sun and possibly the pylon are your center of interest so concentrate on those images.

    Quote Originally Posted by triggerhappy View Post
    This will be my first HDR.

    My first HDR - sunset photo

    I was very excited on this one.

    If you have time, kindly comment.

    B/R,
    Mark

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    Re: My first HDR

    hi shadowman,

    Thanks.

    however I would probably crop most of the foreground area unless you shot in RAW and can salvage some of the detail.
    I still have the NEF File(RAW). How will I do that? Can you give me some idea?

    Thank you in advance?

    Mark

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    Re: My first HDR

    You can use the noise reduction function (luminance or color) in Adobe Camera Raw or you can use your HDR generating software to reduce noise. Which program are you using for HDR?

    Quote Originally Posted by triggerhappy View Post
    hi shadowman,

    Thanks.



    I still have the NEF File(RAW). How will I do that? Can you give me some idea?

    Thank you in advance?

    Mark

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    Re: My first HDR

    Hi Shadowman,

    I don't have a Adobe Camera raw.
    I am using Photomatix Pro for my HDR. I will try to find that function here.

    Thanks.
    Mark

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    Re: My first HDR

    Hi shadowman,

    I adjusted the foreground it a bit..

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    Re: My first HDR

    Not bad. I like this version more than the first one. Which post processing program do you have? If you have the time please post your post processing steps?
    Quote Originally Posted by triggerhappy View Post
    Hi shadowman,

    I adjusted the foreground it a bit..

    BEFORE
    My first HDR - sunset photo

    AFTER
    My first HDR - sunset photo

    Mark

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    Re: My first HDR

    Hi.

    I tried first by lowering the noise using the RAW files in Capture NX and then I recreated the HDR. But it still looks dark at the lower portion.

    So I decided to used the CaptureNx built in function(Color Control Point) to brighten up the dark part on the generated HDR. It was easy in there though.


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    Re: My first HDR

    Mark,

    Thanks for the information. I am new to HDR processing myself and started out trying to align three exposures but found the images to appear a bit fuzzy. Working with RAW is so much easier.

    Quote Originally Posted by triggerhappy View Post
    Hi.

    I tried first by lowering the noise using the RAW files in Capture NX and then I recreated the HDR. But it still looks dark at the lower portion.

    So I decided to used the CaptureNx built in function(Color Control Point) to brighten up the dark part on the generated HDR. It was easy in there though.


    Mark

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