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    Default Nature and HDR

    Well sort of nature, a bunch of hydrangea flowers on a box in the garage actually.
    I have been having a play setting up my 5DMkII to set itself for hdr by selecting the C settings. I made 3 different versions of bracketing and allocated them as C1 C2 C3. now I get a quick way to get 7 shot hdr. One set of bracketing is to underexpose by a much as possible, one set to get the middle and one set to overexpose by as much as poss.
    I used Oloneo Photo Engine to combine the images.



    Here's a larger version
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    Nice work. To me this looks like HDR done "right" - that is, it looks quite natural instead of being some weird neon-lights painting or looking a bit washed out.

    While the sharpness of the basket (in #2) on the right is quite impressive, it seems to distract from the pots a bit (which I'm assuming were the original focus of this shot?).

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    Yes true, it's all asking for attention. The sharpness as well as the strong pattern draw the eye to it straight away. That's f22 and HDR I guess. The pots would stand out more with some blur.

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    What was the reason for using HDR? Was it not possible to capture these in a single exposure?
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    Just quickly selected the baskets and gave them a bit of lens blur, seems much more better!


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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisgin View Post
    What was the reason for using HDR? Was it not possible to capture these in a single exposure?
    Not in the same way, at least not without a fair bit of extra lighting, you get all the highlight details as well as all the shadows. And the ability to really choose where you want the emphasis to be.

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    Nicely and tastefully done.
    Would be interested to see the "normal" exposures to note how they compare to your HDR versions... that's only if you're keen to post it.
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    I like them, and I wouldn't instantly think they were HDR because you unlike amost everyone else that uses them have kept a good level of contrast with blacks so that it looks quite real. Good work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tannachy View Post
    I like them, and I wouldn't instantly think they were HDR because you unlike amost everyone else that uses them have kept a good level of contrast with blacks so that it looks quite real. Good work.
    +1 , very nicely done HDR's .
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    Nicely done processing , did you need that many shots to cover the dynamic range?
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    nicely done, wouldnt have known unless you had said. Which is how hdr should be.

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    YAY Oloneo is great isnt it - wouldnt have known these were HDR if you hadnt said. Really like the hydrangeas
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    Here's the middle exposure of the Hydrangeas, not HDRed, I have already deleleted all the files for the shed one.
    I didn't really need all 7 exposures but I was experimenting with setting up the camera!



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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueRose View Post
    YAY Oloneo is great isnt it - wouldnt have known these were HDR if you hadnt said. Really like the hydrangeas
    It's a great program, and the demo just keeps on going, mine finished but they offered a new demo and I was most pleased.
    It works so fast, they were a set of 7 120MB 16bit tiffs and it rendered them in seconds.

    here's a detail of the HDR of the dark area


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    You've not only done a magnificent job of the HDR, but as usual, the photo's themselves are crackers!!

    I must say, even the one not given the treatment is not to shabby at all.

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    These are SO good !!
    Beautiful


    I have been playing about with the Oloneo Beta version for a week or so - it is a bit beyond me but have just discovered the links to the tutorial videos in it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigROBOTbill View Post
    Here's the middle exposure of the Hydrangeas, not HDRed, I have already deleleted all the files for the shed one.
    I didn't really need all 7 exposures but I was experimenting with setting up the camera!


    I like what you've done with the HDR version but to be honest, I prefer this one. I find that HDR images more often than not has this kind of metallic/grey sheen to it. I think the colours on this one are great and it just looks to be a stronger image to me. But nice work either way. The pots are great too, but you deleted the original files?! Madness!

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    Quote Originally Posted by welly View Post
    The pots are great too, but you deleted the original files?! Madness!
    I just knew when I posted one of the original shots some-one would prefer it.

    And I often delete stuff, they are just pics taken for a play, they have no real worth on their own. I like taking new ones, not dwelling on the old. That's why I don't bother putting copyright stuff all over my stuff, if some-one wants it, feel free. I'll take a better one another day.

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    They look great, very natural and as said not HDR 'cooked'. Well done
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