Motorcycles in HDR - Post Yours Here!

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

  1. motocopter

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    Don't sweat it. Your photo looks good. :thumb For me, the technical details of HDR aren't my thing - only that the photo looks good.

    I've seen some that look life-like, others that look like water color paintings. Right or wrong, if the scene and effect looks good, it's successful.

    :deal

  2. crazyman

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    While out riding yesterday, I decided to take a few shots with my little point and shoot camera. I'm not gonna take my dslr out on the road.
    Anyhow, I have been using Nik(Google) HDR Efex Pro for a while as I wasn't to pleased with the Photomatix Essentials I had been using. I recently splurged and bought the Photomatix Pro. So, here are a few comparison shots processed in each program.

    These are single exposure jpegs.
    1. HDR Efex Pro
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    2. Photomatix Pro
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  3. crazyman

    crazyman Exiled to the swamp

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    Second set. I notice from using both programs a lot, that Photomatix gives a particular effect with the lighting. HDR Efex Pro seems to produce more 'natural' looks.

    1. HDR Efex Pro
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    2. Photomatix Pro
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  4. crazyman

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    And the last set for comparison.

    1. HDR Efex Pro
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    2. Photomatix Pro
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    I find I use both programs for different effect. Just more tools in the toolbox.
  5. dave6253

    dave6253 aka. dave62538675309

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    I absolutely agree. Nice set crazyman.



    blue72beetle, That is a perfectly cool use of HDR. The bike is sitting in the shadows and the background is lit by sunlight. The original probably looked pretty uninteresting. Very nice processing.:clap
  6. Desert Dave

    Desert Dave Enjoying the moment

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    VERY creative use of HDR :clap

    Reality becomes part of the mural.

    I'm just telling you straight up I'm going to steal this idea and try something similar myself :D

    Been looking at this thread off and on and find the photos interesting as well as the debate as to what HDR "really" is and its legitimacy. Experimented a bit myself with it on landscape scenes thinking it would be my answer to the Dynamic Range limitations of cameras I've previously owned. I think I like both, the "fanatasy" type of processing as well as the "real". My own personal definition of "real" would be the ones where I can't tell it's HDR, which is what I was striving for and never quite got there. My current camera has enough DR in the raw files to pull shadows and tame highlights for what I do, so I kind of got out of HDR, but really enjoy looking at these.
  7. dave6253

    dave6253 aka. dave62538675309

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    Thanks Desert Dave. If I were to shoot that mural again, I would position my bike to the other side of the painted one and would assume the same pose as the cowboy as though we were racing. :D

    EDIT: BTW your photography is excellent. I would love to start seeing some HDRs from you.
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    A great example of different ways of processing HDR's, each with its own appeal.
  10. Alcan Rider

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    Nice comparisons; and beautiful work! :thumb

    May I ask: What preset were you using with the Photomatix processed shots? Is it one of the included ones, or one you've worked up?
  11. crazyman

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    In Photomatix, I use the "Creative" preset, and modify it to my taste.
  12. JimRidesThis

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    Here's my latest effort, from a single jpeg. I like the way this one's turned out :D

    <img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8115/8693292897_801b1f6f69_b.jpg" width="1024" height="691" alt="Yamaha XT250">

    My 'old' XT250, with sheep.
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    Some real talent on display here. :thumb Keep it up, folks.
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  16. dave6253

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    Be Adventurous! Point your camera into the sun.

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    stevie88 That's gotta hurt

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    At first I honestly couldn't tell what was going on, then I noticed that the landscape looked like one of those paintings with the little short brush strokes...

    That's pretty cool actually.
  19. stevie88

    stevie88 That's gotta hurt

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    Thanks.

    I shot that with an iPhone 4. The zoom was set full and the wind was gusting above 30 mph so. I'm sure the phone was moving a bit.
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