Motorcycles in HDR - Post Yours Here!

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

  1. Tex76

    Tex76 Motersykle Advntyers

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    Great shot Tx Lone Rider! That is a really cool exhibit at the arboretum too. Here's one from last nights run around the lake.

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  2. TxLoneRider

    TxLoneRider Been here awhile

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    Thanks, and eck to the critics. I will always listen to peoples opinions. But I reserve the right to disagree. You can't learn anything if you don't listen to others. Well, of course, sometimes you have to cut your losses, but that is another discussion.

    And my wife immediate noted Schindler's List when she was reading your comment over my shoulder.

    Well said. I look at some of the pictures I've taken, and some look feel right with just some color correction and contrast adjustments. Some just need more processing. The one above, just left me, well blah with the single exposure, and there was a bit too much movement between the 3 exposures for HDR to look good, but the B&W on the HDR made the aliasing issues go away, and the selective color brought the art to life. But I digress.

    Dave, I really like your eye, you've given me ideas on how to improve what I do, and for that, a big thank you.

    At the end of the day, the pictures are my hobby. I am just happy when other people appreciate what I produce.

    Thanks for the link.

    And again thanks.
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  4. dave6253

    dave6253 GCBAR Explorer

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    PBee and Tex76, Your photos are outstanding! Keep 'em coming!
  5. herrdirektor

    herrdirektor Been here awhile

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    I know, this is straight out of Donald Duck, but my outside HDR shots are better but without the bike though. Gimme a break, I just started last weekend fooling around with my dusted off Nikon D70, a new tripod and Luminance software.
    More is to come. :lurk

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  6. PBee

    PBee eya go'ne

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    Kind words, Thank you.



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  7. Tails_KTM

    Tails_KTM Adventurer

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    Nice stuff here. My attempts:

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  8. Krime

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    Thanks for calling this out Dave, and setting the record straight. I think that one of the main drawbacks to processing from a single RAW image (as I do) is that additional noise is gained in the process. But even with that said - HDR results can still be achieved quite well.

    I think it's also worth noting for those interested, that there is a big difference between using a single JPG versus a single RAW to produce HDR - RAW files retain MUCH more native information within the photo, details that can be brought out when over exposing and under exposing the single image using photo editing software (like Photoshop). JPGs on the other hand do not retain nearly as much of this additional data, so over exposing images in particular is quite limited.

    And Dave, great sunset shots!
  9. dave6253

    dave6253 GCBAR Explorer

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    Another nice one PBee!

    Tails_KTM, The first one is really good, but I'm more than a little jealous.:D

    Krime, your stuff is so good, I hadn't even considered you were using single exposures. I agree a RAW file is better, but don't discount single JPEGs for HDR either. There can still be lots of detail hiding in apparently over and under-exposed areas as demonstrated on page 13, post 189 of this thread.
  10. dave6253

    dave6253 GCBAR Explorer

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    Welcome to advrider yoseph19!:clap Nice photo.
  11. dave6253

    dave6253 GCBAR Explorer

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    herrdirektor, Nice try for a noob. Keep working at it.
  12. herrdirektor

    herrdirektor Been here awhile

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    Thanks, but my first attempt was a fake, based on a single JPEG shot. :D
    Already produced much better, bracketed pics of my garden with JPEG images.
    This weekend I go all the way with bracketed RAW images.
  13. BarKnee

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  14. dave6253

    dave6253 GCBAR Explorer

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    Hey Merfman. I already commented once on this question, but I misunderstood what you meant by Essentials. I wasn't aware Photomatix also had a version of their HDR software called Essentials. From this link http://www.hdrsoft.com/order/features_compare.html you can compare the two price levels and decide what will work for you. I have never used the Photomatix Essentials, but would definitely miss some of the features of the Pro version, especially the Lightroom plugin and the manual selective de-ghosting tool.
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    Here is my first try at HDR. Downloaded some free software called Luminance and just played around with it.

    I am always amazed at the photo quality of these pictures. Makes me really want to learn how you all are doing these things.

    Anyways I find myself wanting to take more pictures just for the sake of this type stuff while I am out riding.

    I used this picture I bought from Killboy a couple years back.

    Let me know what you think.....

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  17. jdgretz

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    For a first time playing with the software, that's pretty darned good.

    Opinions vary, but for me, this is just on the edge of being overdone. I'm not a fan of the super processed photos. This one brings out the details while not going in to the cartoonish region. I think if you pushed it further, you'd be disappointed in the results.

    Keep it up.

    Incidentally, I downloaded the Beta version of Lightroom 5 the other day. The terms of the Beta sort of indicate the product will be shipping around June. Probably be an introductory discount at that time as well. I haven't had time to play with it much yet, but first glance, it looks to have improved enough to upgrade from my current version 4.

    jdg
  18. zachandjake

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    Thanks jdg. Definitely have a learning curve to get through. I appreciate the feedback. I am going to try and take a couple pictures tonight and see what I can do.

    Can the Iphone 5 do "raw" images?
  19. Tex76

    Tex76 Motersykle Advntyers

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    Glad you wrote that. I've been meaning to download the beta as well. I use LR4 and the Enfuse plug in for my HDR's now. Now I Have to get a camera that can bracket , not 3, exposures so I can keep up with the quality work Dave is putting out!!
  20. jdgretz

    jdgretz Looking for new places

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    Hahaha - if you're like me, having more than three bracketed exposures still won't put you in Dave's class. I find my poor old Canon 20D still takes better photos than I do. I haven't been able to justify the upgrade I want as it will also require getting away from -S lenses. That's going to be the expensive part.

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