Bad HDR shot of the day

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by RichA, May 27, 2011.

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    PeterN Guest

    Interesting how both of us have a different feeling about the same image.

    Though I will have to play with the Duck's image and really see if I
    agree or not.
    PeterN, May 30, 2011
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    PeterN Guest

    Oops!! I sent too fast.
    I did not mean over processing the background, but merely decreasing
    some of the haze. For me the background haze is annoying.
    PeterN, May 30, 2011
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  3. RichA

    PeterN Guest

    I will try to keep your sensitivity in mind when commenting on your
    images. If I fail to do so, please accept my advance apologies.
    PeterN, May 30, 2011
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    PeterN Guest

    I have only a limited supply of commas, and tend to hoard them.
    PeterN, May 30, 2011
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    tony cooper Guest

    I will try not to pout.
    tony cooper, May 30, 2011
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    George Kerby Guest

    The undulating road. I like that one very much. I swear that has been used
    in more than a few motion pictures.
    George Kerby, May 30, 2011
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    RichA Guest

    RichA, May 30, 2011
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    Savageduck Guest

    One of the areas of over processing with HDR which can be avoided, is
    the "Halo" effect in areas of strong contrast and edges. This can be
    very disturbing especially around leaves, tree branches, and horizon
    With HDR, I think it is a case of using the right SW, and making the
    appropriate adjustments with moderation. This is another one of those
    times when more is not better.
    Savageduck, May 30, 2011
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    PeterN Guest

    You can also use one of the original images to cut down the halo effect.
    Just put it on top of the HDR image and use a combination of blending,
    opacity and masking. Then, do your sharpening on the luminosity channel
    in LAB mode.
    PeterN, May 30, 2011
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    bugbear Guest

    If it's done well, and not explicitly stated in the caption,
    how would you know... ?

    Perhaps you're seeing it all the time.

    bugbear, May 31, 2011
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    bugbear Guest

    I suspect it's a 6x3 panorama (sometimes called a matrix panorama),
    shot to get super high resolution, possibly intended for large scale printing.

    bugbear, May 31, 2011
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    Savageduck Guest

    ....but then, after seeing that image, one has to wonder why bother.

    There are scenes which provide great visual impact when presented as
    massive mosaics, either in print or display. GigaPan is a great tool
    for this type of thing.
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    There are scenes which can be artistically interpreted using HDR.
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    There might even be scenes where both techniques can be used together
    to interesting effect, but this was not one of them.
    Savageduck, May 31, 2011
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    bugbear Guest

    Indeed. I was just answering the question posed.

    bugbear, May 31, 2011
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    Eric Stevens Guest

    If only the brightness levels didn't vary from one part of the image
    to the next.

    Eric Stevens
    Eric Stevens, May 31, 2011
  15. Do gradient filters also not have a place in photojournalism?

    I ask because they also map higher contrast to lower contrast ...

    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Jun 1, 2011
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    Savageduck Guest

    Ok! Ok! All the tools available to any photographer are fair for any
    photographic purpose.

    That said a gradient filter used in circumstances the photographer
    believes he/she is going to need it, seems far more appropriate for a
    press/sports/photojournalist than an HDR capture, let's say at a press
    conference, sports event, or conflict photojournalism in the field.

    ....but who knows I guess sometimes HDR might even work well even then,
    if you can get everybody to stop moving for the 3 to 7 exposures.
    Savageduck, Jun 1, 2011
  17. It's not the tools that are evil. It's how you use them ...
    Hey, they did conflict photojournalism with plates and minute
    long exposures ... showing battlefields and after-action
    shots (some of them staged)

    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Jun 2, 2011
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    Savageduck Guest

    Yup! This one is much better.
    Savageduck, Jun 2, 2011
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    Eric Stevens Guest

    Eric Stevens, Jun 2, 2011
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    DanP, Jun 8, 2011
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