Let's talk about HDR again. :)

GuidenetGuidenet Posts: 239 Officer
Stormy, Canepole, and Craig! Ok, now I'm playing with Photomatix Pro 4. I bought it. I chose to start on the grungy side of it rather than natural. I used seven exposures, one stop apart. Three over and three under while one was in the middle.

I learned how to combine bracketing with burst. Kind of neat at 8 frames per second. I slowed it down and used a tripod with mirror up delay. I'm gonna tell you. Time to take the D700 in for cleanng. HDR shows every speck of dust on the sensor. It's a mess. I had to heal a ton of places.

Anyway, here's my first attempt. C&C please.

ivanhoe-1-15-12.jpg
Nikon D800, D3S, D700, D300, Canon G1X, Sigma 15 f/2.8 Fisheye, Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6, Nikon 16-35 f/4 VR, Nikon 28 f/1.8G AFS, Tamron 17-50 f/2.8, Nikon 35-70 f/2.8 AFD, Nikon 80-200 f/2.8 AFD, Nikon 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 VR, Nikon 80-400 f/4.5-5.6 AFS VR, Nikon 35 f/2, Nikon 50 f/1.8 G, Nikon 60 f/2.8 G Micro, Nikon 85 f/1.4 AFS G, Nikon 105 f/2.5 AI, Sigma 150 f/2.8 APO Macro, Nikon 300 f/2.8 AFS VR, Nikon 500 f/4 -P, Interfit Stellar X complete six light studio

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  • Cane PoleCane Pole Stuart, FLAPosts: 9,844 Admiral
    I likey.

    I dont bother with the bracketing stuff though. Drag one photo in to Photomatix, looks the same as the bracketing...for the most part.
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  • Cane PoleCane Pole Stuart, FLAPosts: 9,844 Admiral
  • FlashFlash Posts: 11,185 AG
    Guidenet wrote: »
    Stormy, Canepole, and Craig! Ok, now I'm playing with Photomatix Pro 4. I bought it. I chose to start on the grungy side of it rather than natural. I used seven exposures, one stop apart. Three over and three under while one was in the middle.

    I learned how to combine bracketing with burst. Kind of neat at 8 frames per second. I slowed it down and used a tripod with mirror up delay. I'm gonna tell you. Time to take the D700 in for cleanng. HDR shows every speck of dust on the sensor. It's a mess. I had to heal a ton of places.

    Anyway, here's my first attempt. C&C please.

    ivanhoe-1-15-12.jpg

    Ich. Reminds me of Orlando. Oh wait....
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  • GuidenetGuidenet Posts: 239 Officer
    Flash wrote: »
    Ich. Reminds me of Orlando. Oh wait....

    LOL.. Silly Goose!

    Here's my second attempt. Somewhat of a pano.

    eola_hdr-pano_1-15-12.jpg
    Nikon D800, D3S, D700, D300, Canon G1X, Sigma 15 f/2.8 Fisheye, Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6, Nikon 16-35 f/4 VR, Nikon 28 f/1.8G AFS, Tamron 17-50 f/2.8, Nikon 35-70 f/2.8 AFD, Nikon 80-200 f/2.8 AFD, Nikon 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 VR, Nikon 80-400 f/4.5-5.6 AFS VR, Nikon 35 f/2, Nikon 50 f/1.8 G, Nikon 60 f/2.8 G Micro, Nikon 85 f/1.4 AFS G, Nikon 105 f/2.5 AI, Sigma 150 f/2.8 APO Macro, Nikon 300 f/2.8 AFS VR, Nikon 500 f/4 -P, Interfit Stellar X complete six light studio
  • GuidenetGuidenet Posts: 239 Officer
    Cane Pole wrote: »
    I likey.

    I dont bother with the bracketing stuff though. Drag one photo in to Photomatix, looks the same as the bracketing...for the most part.

    Thanks, my friend.

    So just use one image? Let it go through the motions on that one?
    Nikon D800, D3S, D700, D300, Canon G1X, Sigma 15 f/2.8 Fisheye, Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6, Nikon 16-35 f/4 VR, Nikon 28 f/1.8G AFS, Tamron 17-50 f/2.8, Nikon 35-70 f/2.8 AFD, Nikon 80-200 f/2.8 AFD, Nikon 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 VR, Nikon 80-400 f/4.5-5.6 AFS VR, Nikon 35 f/2, Nikon 50 f/1.8 G, Nikon 60 f/2.8 G Micro, Nikon 85 f/1.4 AFS G, Nikon 105 f/2.5 AI, Sigma 150 f/2.8 APO Macro, Nikon 300 f/2.8 AFS VR, Nikon 500 f/4 -P, Interfit Stellar X complete six light studio
  • GuidenetGuidenet Posts: 239 Officer
    china_hdr-1-15-12.jpg
    Nikon D800, D3S, D700, D300, Canon G1X, Sigma 15 f/2.8 Fisheye, Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6, Nikon 16-35 f/4 VR, Nikon 28 f/1.8G AFS, Tamron 17-50 f/2.8, Nikon 35-70 f/2.8 AFD, Nikon 80-200 f/2.8 AFD, Nikon 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 VR, Nikon 80-400 f/4.5-5.6 AFS VR, Nikon 35 f/2, Nikon 50 f/1.8 G, Nikon 60 f/2.8 G Micro, Nikon 85 f/1.4 AFS G, Nikon 105 f/2.5 AI, Sigma 150 f/2.8 APO Macro, Nikon 300 f/2.8 AFS VR, Nikon 500 f/4 -P, Interfit Stellar X complete six light studio
  • ChuckcChuckc Posts: 4,398 Captain
    Here's one of my first efforts, three shots merged with NIK plugin under Paint Shop Pro.

    Middle image of the three:
    6717365523_4f513ac5c9_b.jpg
    DSC_3519 by Flcrutch, on Flickr

    I don't recall boosting the reds/oranges but it was a first attempt and I just played around.
    The result:
    6717364237_0a870dfc73_b.jpg
    DSC_3518_9_20_Localtone2 by Flcrutch, on Flickr
  • ChuckcChuckc Posts: 4,398 Captain
    To me the halo effect is a sign of going too far with it. It's sort of like over sharpening in that regard. I do really like the cloud impact though, it really brings out the detail.
  • ss13966ss13966 Posts: 9 Greenhorn
    I also just started using Photomatix for my HDR processing. I tried using CS4 for HDR but was not happy with the end result. It worked ok but did not produce the results I was looking for when shooting specifically for HDR. Photomatix works much better at giving me the final product I envisioned when taking the photo. I now use Photomatix and then work on the end result with CS4 if needed. Here are a few HDR shots from my last trip to the everglades.
    Everglades, Big Cypress, Florida Keys Photography www.stephenshelleyphotography.com
  • ss13966ss13966 Posts: 9 Greenhorn
    This is photo I took before I learned about HDR, therefore I did not take it in multiple exposures. I only had the one image to work from and due to the canopy of trees had numerous dark spots and blow outs. I decided to try processing it with Photomatix to see how the single image tone mapping worked. I liked the result and added it to my gallery of shots. It still has blow outs in the image but not to a significant enough level to prevent me from using the shot. I recently printed it to 24 x 36 on canvas to make sure that the remaining blow outs did not have a detrimental effect on the photo and it looked just fine. I even displayed it in one of my recent exhibits and it was a favorite of those that attended. The shot was taken at Fish Eating Creek.
    Everglades, Big Cypress, Florida Keys Photography www.stephenshelleyphotography.com
  • mississippi macmississippi mac Posts: 4,222 Captain
    Stephen,
    very nice image and apparently a great "save"....
    i like your gallery as well...a lot of great images...

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  • ChuckcChuckc Posts: 4,398 Captain
    I really like the reflection and oaks photos.
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