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    i don't know what's wrong with it kidna just used photoshop cs2 to try to make a HDR but.... turned out wrong. Any comments or tips?


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    your white balance seems totally off. I think also that the lens is misted up, probably from just coming out of air-con room?
    The sky is overblown. It looks like a single exposure to me, rather than a HDR from bracketed exposures.

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    don use photoshop cs2 to create HDR as it is not really "user friendly"

    use photomatix + tone mapping instead.

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    Cs2 have limitations for HDR
    Use photomatix instead (for me)
    Try a proper bracketed images eg +2 0 -2 or +1 0 -1
    (I use more but it all come to own preference)
    this one is off try a different series
    there are tons of articles regarding this technique
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    Here is one good link:

    http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tut...amic-range.htm

    The other website that you should be looking at is the Photomatix website. Google it and you can find it. A very comprehensive explanation on HDR as well.
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    Dude, why not post your base images for us to have a look. Let us have a go at it to see what's wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArchRival View Post
    Dude, why not post your base images for us to have a look. Let us have a go at it to see what's wrong.
    Sure haha will do tomorrow. I was using a compact, so it was a little off.

    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    your white balance seems totally off. I think also that the lens is misted up, probably from just coming out of air-con room?
    The sky is overblown. It looks like a single exposure to me, rather than a HDR from bracketed exposures.
    Ok thanks. I thought that white balance was ok though. didn't seem off but will look at it again i think that it's my exposure. I think i may have used the wrong ones, used some wierd exposures and i will try photomatix. Thanks guys.

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    Default Re: 1st attempt on HDR

    Hi i managed to edit it again. With CS2 and Photomatix could i get some comments again?

    CS2

    -my own noob opinion. This photo seemed slightly underexposed. at least for the front but this time the sky wasn't blown to bits.
    Photomatix(obviously)

    -as for this, it just seemed like a normal photo(non HDR).
    Last edited by labla; 5th July 2008 at 11:42 PM.

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    The photomatix was processed better in this case. ( But there seemed to be some really dark patches on the skies )

    Your usual picture taken from the camera will not be able to capture the details and properly expose the foreground without overexposing the skies.

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    Last edited by giantcanopy; 6th July 2008 at 08:15 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by labla View Post
    Hi i managed to edit it again. With CS2 and Photomatix could i get some comments again?

    CS2

    -my own noob opinion. This photo seemed slightly underexposed. at least for the front but this time the sky wasn't blown to bits.
    Photomatix(obviously)

    -as for this, it just seemed like a normal photo(non HDR).

    For your info,HDR is high dynamic range images
    I see hdr as detailed,enhanced and nicely saturated
    If you're looking at "drawing" like and unnatural output
    that is another part of the story.I do create some as well
    but it all depends on the type of shots.

    In your case above,I think you can brightened up a little with the gamma slider
    (I don't know about the trial software btw)
    Most of the time, post processing comes in to "save the day"
    You need to understand the software and it's possibilities
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    Photoshop CS2 can do the job, but it is much much trickier. Life's short, use photomatix and enjoy =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ziiz01 View Post
    For your info,HDR is high dynamic range images
    I see hdr as detailed,enhanced and nicely saturated
    If you're looking at "drawing" like and unnatural output
    that is another part of the story.I do create some as well
    but it all depends on the type of shots.

    In your case above,I think you can brightened up a little with the gamma slider
    (I don't know about the trial software btw)
    Most of the time, post processing comes in to "save the day"
    You need to understand the software and it's possibilities
    Thanks Yea i kinda just learned about HDR. i am bored with the previous pp... so wanted to go and try HDRs cos they look nice. Thanks anyway. will try to brighten it but i am afraid that it will blow out the sky

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    Default Re: 1st attempt on HDR

    Quote Originally Posted by labla View Post
    Thanks Yea i kinda just learned about HDR. i am bored with the previous pp... so wanted to go and try HDRs cos they look nice. Thanks anyway. will try to brighten it but i am afraid that it will blow out the sky
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