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Old 05-17-2012, 05:31 PM   #61
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My first Photomatix attempt. Doesn't have the HDR effect I was looking for. Maybe a tutorial or two is in order.

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Old 05-17-2012, 05:48 PM   #62
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HDR Resourses

I purchased this book a few years ago as soon as I learned what HDR is. It's a pretty good resourse for getting started.
http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Guide...7301534&sr=8-1
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Old 05-18-2012, 09:27 AM   #63
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My first Photomatix attempt. Doesn't have the HDR effect I was looking for. Maybe a tutorial or two is in order.

Might not be what you were looking for, but it's still a good photo.

If you're not doing it already - after the bracketed photos are merged, save the results as a TIFF file so you can play with it some more. For ease in finding them later, I'll add a "T-" to the front of the file name which puts them at the bottom of the list. Then, after you've saved the merged image and you have it tonemapped, try moving the slider at the top, the one marked "Strength" all the way to the left and see what that does for your photo. By using the same .tif file with a variety of settings you can really get an idea of what each of the controls accomplishes. The more you play with it, the more impressed you'll be. The combinations are virtually unlimited.
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Old 05-18-2012, 11:22 AM   #64
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Might not be what you were looking for, but it's still a good photo.

If you're not doing it already - after the bracketed photos are merged, save the results as a TIFF file so you can play with it some more. For ease in finding them later, I'll add a "T-" to the front of the file name which puts them at the bottom of the list. Then, after you've saved the merged image and you have it tonemapped, try moving the slider at the top, the one marked "Strength" all the way to the left and see what that does for your photo. By using the same .tif file with a variety of settings you can really get an idea of what each of the controls accomplishes. The more you play with it, the more impressed you'll be. The combinations are virtually unlimited.
Excellent. Thank you. I'll give it a try with my next batch.
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Old 05-18-2012, 01:17 PM   #65
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Might not be what you were looking for, but it's still a good photo.
I agree; I don't think a photo post-processed in HDR has to look like it was post-processed in HDR. I like the pic. :-)

I took the day off (being self-employed has its perks...), dusted off the Road King and wandered the Blue Ridge this afternoon, shooting my first true "bracketed" exposures with the new Panny. I'm presently dumping the files to my SmugMug account; fingers crossed I've got at least one or two pix that'll really pop in HDR.

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Old 05-18-2012, 06:22 PM   #66
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I took the day off (being self-employed has its perks...), dusted off the Road King and wandered the Blue Ridge this afternoon, shooting my first true "bracketed" exposures with the new Panny. I'm presently dumping the files to my SmugMug account; fingers crossed I've got at least one or two pix that'll really pop in HDR.

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Old 05-18-2012, 08:02 PM   #68
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You know you set the bar pretty high for yourself already don't you???
Thank you. Your check is in the mail!

I'm not 100% pleased with my final "interpretation" of this scene via Photomatix's HDR software, but ya gotta start somewhere:


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Old 05-19-2012, 04:21 AM   #71
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You don't always need to shoot bracket photos if you shoot in raw. Make 3 copies of the same picture and change the exposure levels. -2,0,+2

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Old 05-19-2012, 04:38 AM   #72
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Thank you. Your check is in the mail!

I'm not 100% pleased with my final "interpretation" of this scene via Photomatix's HDR software, but ya gotta start somewhere:



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Very nice............
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Old 05-19-2012, 05:03 AM   #73
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Thank you. Your check is in the mail!
Like I haven't heard THAT before!!!

Starting to think you're one of those guys they call a 'sandbagger'!!!!
VERY nice photos,,,, and even a nice looking Harley!!!
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Old 05-19-2012, 11:53 AM   #74
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Old 05-19-2012, 05:41 PM   #75
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is there a difference to the final result if you do what you suggested vs shooting the bracket pics?
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