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    Default How to achieve this kinda effect?

    Hello, as i was surfing flickr, i came across this person's works. Really great. So i was wondering how did he manage to make the water so still, like a lake? Thanks in advance!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/danielc...7601341389661/

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    Default Re: How to achieve this kinda effect?

    I suspect it is HDR.
    U can pm nightmare86 for mroe details.

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    Thats a lovely shot! I am curious to find out how he achieved that too
    Ashwin

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    Default Re: How to achieve this kinda effect?

    it's quoted by the author that it's a 5 exp hdr.. taken early morning with an ultra wide..

    for more about hdr.. can pm night86mare bro.. he's quite a guru.. =)

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    combining different exposures but not sure how it works though....
    will like to udnerstand more too.

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    Default Re: How to achieve this kinda effect?

    Look likely to be HDR... and when you look at more properties, you will see the following...

    Camera: Sony DSLR-A100
    Exposure: 0.01 sec (1/100)
    Aperture: f/8
    Focal Length: 11 mm
    ISO Speed: 100
    Exposure Bias: 0/10 EV
    Software: Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows

    HDR (High Dynamic Range) is a feature in Photoshop CS2. It is basically a way to 'digitally develop' your photos using tonal information contained in multiple exposures of the same shot.

    Can do a search of HDR on the web and you can read up on it... I have not personally done it myself... but it does look nice and interesting...
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    Default Re: How to achieve this kinda effect?

    But how can using HDR to increase the dynamic range also achieve a mirror-like reflection?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaGimCi C0d3 View Post
    But how can using HDR to increase the dynamic range also achieve a mirror-like reflection?
    Because the water is exposed in so many ways that it captures every reflection perfectly.

    There have been many threads on HDR if people wanna learn more.

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    Default Re: How to achieve this kinda effect?

    Owner comment in his page:

    Central Business District and Boat Quay, Singapore. Sunday morning at 7:45am.

    5exp HDR. Testing my new wide angle lens (Tamron 11-18mm) with Sony Alpha A100.


    I think his timing was perfect....7.45am...water is so calm

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    yes that is definitely hdr

    but hdr will not give you still reflections, btw

    if the water is choppy and you do not have nd filter, it will not smoothen out ripples for you

    what hdr does is give you detail

    danielkhc has many nice hdrs, a big mix of what i would term realistic looking and another pile of what i might term junk, but he has moved on to digital blending which is definitely much nicer than hdr, in my opinion. it is a pity that i do not always have the time to blend all my photographs.

    if you want my opinion, i think it is timing, more than anything else. if there is wind and the water surface is not calm.. even 30 second exposure cannot solve the problem

    gotta go now, running out of laptop batt with no access to power point

    cheers

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    Default Re: How to achieve this kinda effect?

    do you need any special software for HDR?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pricebuyers View Post
    do you need any special software for HDR?
    photoshop cs2 has hdr function

    but it does not work as well as photomatix

    or you can download dynamic photo hdr (google and ye shalt find) for free

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    Default Re: How to achieve this kinda effect?

    night86mare,

    erm.. care to run a workshop for us interested ? haha .. i've been dying to learn how to do it.. read up and tried but still dont quite understand ... hmmm..

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeTHaCk View Post
    night86mare,

    erm.. care to run a workshop for us interested ? haha .. i've been dying to learn how to do it.. read up and tried but still dont quite understand ... hmmm..
    i will include it sooner or later in my wide angle processing series

    but then need to get away from the inertia of doing it

    maybe set 1 hour a day to do a few pages.. whatever you don;'t understand right now, just ask here, i will try my best to answer briefly

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