Do you like my HDR

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by noauth, Nov 2, 2009.

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    noauth Guest

    noauth, Nov 2, 2009
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    celcius Guest

    Hi!
    I was taken aback (not chuffed) by the scene. It looks to me as something
    taken out of a computer game, quite unreal. Personally, I prefer B&W or even
    Sepia if I were to present a photo differently, but as they say in France:
    "Vive la différence"!
    Cheers,
    Marcel
     
    celcius, Nov 2, 2009
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  3. And it's still a piece of crap.

    I like noauth's image. The over-the-top tonemapping fits the image quite
    well. The only thing missing is a bit of correction after the tonemapping
    process, like the halo around the monument and the camerapole on the
    right with its obvious change in brightness (grey at the bottom, black at
    the top).
     
    Robert Spanjaard, Nov 2, 2009
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    tony cooper Guest

    tony cooper, Nov 2, 2009
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  5. Ofcourse it can. You can always use parts from a less (or not at all)
    processed version. In the image below, I used different levels of
    tonemapping for the ground and sky.

    http://www.arumes.com/temp/photo/fullsize/CRW_3356.jpg

    The sky has much less tonemapping, because if I'd used the same amount as
    the ground, there would be very ugly dark smears where the hills and sky
    meet:

    http://www.arumes.com/temp/CRW_3356_ground.jpg
    http://www.arumes.com/temp/CRW_3356_sky.jpg

    (note that the separate images lack some processing, like increased
    saturation and sharpening)
     
    Robert Spanjaard, Nov 2, 2009
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  6. Actually, I agree. I just posted it as a fact instead of an opinion
    because you did the same in your other reply:

    ---8<------8<------8<------8<---
    Waaaaaay too much!

    Subtlety is the way to go, even with strong HDR.
    ---8<------8<------8<------8<---
    Ofcourse it can. You can always use parts from a less (or not at all)
    processed version. In the image below, I used different levels of
    tonemapping for the ground and sky.

    http://www.arumes.com/temp/photo/fullsize/CRW_3356.jpg

    The sky has much less tonemapping, because if I'd used the same amount as
    the ground, there would be very ugly dark smears where the hills and sky
    meet:

    http://www.arumes.com/temp/CRW_3356_ground.jpg
    http://www.arumes.com/temp/CRW_3356_sky.jpg

    (note that the separate images lack some processing, like increased
    saturation and sharpening)
     
    Robert Spanjaard, Nov 2, 2009
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    Peter Guest


    Since you asked.

    Looks like an out of focus cartoon. Other's may like it, I don't
    The HDR effect is over done, and looks as if it was done for the purpose of
    showing that one can do HDR, rather than using it to create art.
     
    Peter, Nov 3, 2009
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  8. We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the
    drugs began to take hold. I remember noauth
    Overdone barf-making tinkering.
    The whole point of HDR is to restore, or at least synthesise, what was
    lost. Not to create alien landscapes, like the ones inhabited by many
    'togs now.
     
    Grimly Curmudgeon, Nov 4, 2009
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  9. Exactly. Abuse of HDR-imaging and tonemapping is bad, very bad.
    Almost as bad as using a 'funny' three-line attribution at the top of
    your post, you hypocrite.
     
    Robert Spanjaard, Nov 4, 2009
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    Paul Furman Guest

    That looks like too much to me. It is difficult to do effectively. What
    I usually do is regular adjustments in Adobe Lightroom, which frankly
    turn out pretty crappy most of the time, especially if you zoom in & see
    the freaky halos that result from their fill light, highlight recovery,
    etc. Here's an example from today that doesn't show those defcts but
    does have a certain lack of punch I often see with this approach to
    post-processing:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/edgehill/4076733670/
    That's not to say it can't be used to good effect, just that it is very
    difficult, or rare that the occasion presents itself, I don't know.

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    all google groups messages filtered due to spam
     
    Paul Furman, Nov 5, 2009
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  11. The sky is slightly overdone, perhaps. But it's a good effort anyway.
    I'd try to get rid of the noise in the sky, which increased a lot along
    with the contrast.
     
    Robert Spanjaard, Nov 7, 2009
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  12. We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the
    drugs began to take hold. I remember Robert Spanjaard
    I suggest you try to find your pills.
     
    Grimly Curmudgeon, Nov 9, 2009
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  13. Robert Spanjaard, Nov 9, 2009
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