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    HDR trial image...

    Hello everyone,

    This is a double trial... I'm actually testing 2 things here : my new camera and my skills in Photomatix.
    I would be happy to have your opinions on this, hope my processing work didn't go over the top. I tried a softer version, but was still attracted by this one. What do you think ?

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    Last edited by Tamara; 4th July 2010 at 09:48 AM.

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    Tamara

    Notice that you're in 'Managing Attachments', so may have the non-appearance of your image solved by now. If not, go here.

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    Re: HDR trial...

    Thank you Donald, actually this image is a little bit to heavy 164 k... I'm trying to find another way to compress it then what I'm using (View NX)

    Finally found it Thanks again Donald !
    Last edited by Tamara; 4th July 2010 at 09:39 AM.

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    Hi Tamara,

    It's difficult to tell how well you are doing with your new camera without seeing the original. As far as the HDR, overall the technique looks good, the tonal range looks interested, the composition looks great, but the clarity of the image suffers in some areas. The text on the sign is clear enough to read but the archway and the grass line near the red sign is a bit fuzzy. How do these areas look in the original?

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    Hello Shadowman,

    Here is the original... quite different isn't it ? Btw : I used the Tamron 18-270 for this shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamara View Post
    Hello everyone,

    This is a double trial... I'm actually testing 2 things here : my new camera and my skills in Photomatix.
    I would be happy to have your opinions on this, hope my processing work didn't go over the top. I tried a softer version, but was still attracted by this one. What do you think ?

    HDR trial image...
    Some may like the over processed and highly unnatural look; I don’t.

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    Thanks for your honest opinion Tim. As you said, it's all about taste.

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    Tamara,

    I see some of the fuzziness in the original which transferred to the HDR image, however the tone mapping/post processing improved the washed out look of the sky and pavement just in front of the doorway. Overall, HDR greatly improved the quality of the photograph.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tamara View Post
    Hello Shadowman,

    Here is the original... quite different isn't it ? Btw : I used the Tamron 18-270 for this shot.

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    Last edited by Shadowman; 4th July 2010 at 08:39 PM. Reason: Added comment.

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    Yes there was a lot of sun that day, I guess that's the reason of the washed out areas. Also when I compare both, the "natural" version was looking too flat imo (don't know it this is the word to use... my english is not perfect
    Thanks again for your opinion !

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    Understood your comment, another phrase would be two dimensional, something we as photographers and artists try to overcome and present our work three dimensionally.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tamara View Post
    Yes there was a lot of sun that day, I guess that's the reason of the washed out areas. Also when I compare both, the "natural" version was looking too flat imo (don't know it this is the word to use... my english is not perfect
    Thanks again for your opinion !

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    Yes, that's exactly what I meant.

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