Motorcycles in HDR - Post Yours Here!

Discussion in 'Photos' started by dave6253, May 10, 2012.

  1. Unstable Rider

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  2. jdgretz

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    That is a very cool shot. Done with layers?

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    Shout out to JDG, thanks for the compliment and the question at the same time.

    Layers?

    Well, here goes. I was digging in some past photos and found one I wanted to buff out a bit. I ran it through a program called PhotoMatix Pro. Typically, you would load three or more images into PhotoMatix that were exposed a stop or two high and low of what you camera feels is dead on.

    As I did not have a three shot bracketed burst to play with, I saved my original untouched image in PhotoShop-- three times, and titled it Image, A, B, and C. I loaded those three into PhotoMatix. PhotoMatix smells them and says, hey dude, these were all exposed at the same uhh, exposure. So I let the software "alter" the exposure after the fact, going about a stop and a half high, same low, and leave one dead on or so. The end result, is a pseudo attempt at HDR. There are many brothers here that have better examples, from better cameras too.

    After PhotoMatix, I returned to PhotoShop with my HDR -like image. In PhotoShop I "desaturated" my image, which removes the color and flips it black and white. After desaturation, I jacked it up to like 600% viewing size, and "hand painted" or hand brushed back in the colors that were removed, using the history brush tool in PhotoShop. After that, a bit of contrast, hue and brightness and you end up with either something you like, or a MUDPIE.

    Guess I got lucky with this one :evil

    Again, I would not know what I know if our brothers here had not TAUGHT ME from scratch. Many of these other fellows really rock in the HDR department here, so hats off to them first.

    Thanks,

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    Thanks for the explanation. I thought you might have done a desaturation layer on top of the original and then erased the desaturated areas where you wanted color - something that still baffles me when I try it.

    I'll give your process a try - it might work for me. However you did it, it looks great.

    Thanks,

    jdg
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    You guys are creating some awesome stuff. Keep it up! Welcome to the asylum Swing Arm.
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    What a great thread. This is my first attempt at HDR, might not be the best setting but with it being 12 degrees outside, I'm not riding anywhere.. :D

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    I like that one - very crisp without being over done. :clap

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