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Another HDR I shot on my way back from Erie, Pennsylvania, USA





HDR = High dynamic range lighting = lighting more accurate to human viewing as shadows and highlights are neither too dark or too blown-out to show detail. Combining the same image taken in multiple exposure levels to create an image with video-game-like light effects.

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Nice work! I really like HDR, and this was done really well.

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I don't want to sound like a cock, but what exactly was so professional or worth a thread in this picture now?
The only question I'd have is: What program/tool?

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QUOTE (Mopey @ May 19 2007, 06:42 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't want to sound like a cock, but what exactly was so professional or worth a thread in this picture now?
The only question I'd have is: What program/tool?

Just lookin' for critique, that's all. Other places have just told me that the subject matter sucks because it's a Church. Alls I wanted was some architecture icon_neutral.gif

Photomatix freeware HDR blending (exposure blending and tone mapping)
It's all explained on the website if you want the program.

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I think it would have worked better if you worked on the top of the church. Maybe worked in portrait and framed with the top half or so of the church. The hdr has worked well in that area and I think would have looked quite good. If you want to do architectural shots try and find more interesting positions to shoot from, or else line it up perfectly, minimise any aberrations. Also there are a few distracting things you want to be aware of when framing it like the green exit sign and the flaring light in the bottom right.
fuck off nosy

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QUOTE (tIb @ May 19 2007, 11:19 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think it would have worked better if you worked on the top of the church. Maybe worked in portrait and framed with the top half or so of the church. The hdr has worked well in that area and I think would have looked quite good. If you want to do architectural shots try and find more interesting positions to shoot from, or else line it up perfectly, minimise any aberrations. Also there are a few distracting things you want to be aware of when framing it like the green exit sign and the flaring light in the bottom right.

Thanks tIb; good observations. I hadn't even thought about that kind of framing. I was mainly trying to go with the golden spiral by eyesight but I think you're right about the angle + framing. I was actually somewhat pressed for time since it was almost 12 AM and dad was getting annoyed waiting 10 minutes for me to shoot a random church with another hour and a half of driving to go sooooooo I just considered the hill next to the church as the option.

The moon was out in a thumbnail thin phase but I couldn't capture it without going all the way to the right side of the building. Poor me...

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QUOTE (Guitar_clock @ May 20 2007, 01:12 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thanks tIb; good observations. I hadn't even thought about that kind of framing. I was mainly trying to go with the golden spiral by eyesight but I think you're right about the angle + framing. I was actually somewhat pressed for time since it was almost 12 AM and dad was getting annoyed waiting 10 minutes for me to shoot a random church with another hour and a half of driving to go sooooooo I just considered the hill next to the church as the option.

The moon was out in a thumbnail thin phase but I couldn't capture it without going all the way to the right side of the building. Poor me...

Oh man it sucks being hurried when trying to photograph. People expect you to be able to finish shooting within 10 mins when really you just want to spend literally hours just finding that shot. I think given time and thought that hill could have worked. Maybe a wider angle lens and reframing a bit from the left.
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tks to share icon_smile.gif
look nice!
                        

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that's some pretty cool stuff! I'm a total noob with photography, it's an art in itself icon_razz.gif

Looks like a good way to create video game maps

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HDR I did last year. HDRs are awesome when you get them right. GJ Guitar_clock

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How do you take HDR images? I know you need a program to merge the different contrasts but how do you set your camera up to shoot that, or what kind of camera do you need to shoot that?
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QUOTE (BlackCow @ May 29 2007, 11:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
How do you take HDR images? I know you need a program to merge the different contrasts but how do you set your camera up to shoot that, or what kind of camera do you need to shoot that?

It doesn't take a special camera (that is unless, a point-and-shoot camera doesn't let you take overexposed/underexposed shots manually)

You take 3 or more images of different exposure levels, and the program blends them to retain detail in shadowed or overblown areas of a photo.



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.. thought of creating another thread but i bet you now know what ..



enjoy ! HDR RULEZ !



.. i didnt shoot this photo rofl


Edited by JamesSs, 29 April 2012 - 02:12 PM.

                        




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