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    Smile HDR Seletar Reservoir

    1. in what area is critique to be sought?
    in all areas of the composition and processing
    2. what one hopes to achieve with the piece of work?
    to be able to improve my skills in composition and processing in photomatix
    3. under what circumstance is the picture taken? (physical conditions/emotions)
    humid and sleepy, really need to catch the sunrise, 6:45-7AM, Tripod
    4. what the critique seeker personally thinks of the picture
    as for me i am really satisfied with my work, but i dont know what others may think of it[IMG][/IMG]

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    can you make the image smaller? Max 1024px on the long side please. thanks

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    OMG, I need a 72" Monitor to see your photo.



    The center portion of the sky is blown-out. It is no longer in the dynamic range !
    Your metering method may be wrong and end up in insufficient exposure bracketing coverage. Remember, we are now talking about HDR.

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    The sun exploded with fumes splashing out on top...it would be nice if the highlights were controlled better...it's not right for the sunlight to be spread with lower intensity in a "V" shape like this..and it's not seen in the water reflection...anyway, the sensor dust is quite apparent...
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    Does the sun look real anymore? What did you do in photomatix, did you tweak any of the settings?

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    1. im fine with the compo, dear center is fine with me as well...
    2. photomatix is only a tool for merging diff exposures. PS is still needed for final retouching.
    3. time doesnt matter to me
    4. its not HDR-ish to me, still many dark areas, the area around the sun is not nice (dont know what is that watercolor effect thingy)

    is this pseudo or real hdr? whats your EV in between "0","+", & "-"? did you use PS for final retouching?

    im not lifting my own chair but just want to share to you my latest take there > http://www.flickr.com/photos/engrmar...7623842342229/

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    Quote Originally Posted by engrmariano View Post
    im not lifting my own chair but just want to share to you my latest take there > http://www.flickr.com/photos/engrmar...7623842342229/
    Neither am I trying to lift your chair..but tt's a nicely done HDR..
    Btw, is it you in your avatar? coz he looks like yodsaenklai...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ovaltinemilo View Post
    Neither am I trying to lift your chair..but tt's a nicely done HDR..
    Btw, is it you in your avatar? coz he looks like yodsaenklai...
    tnx for appreciating w/o lifting my chair.

    and yes, thats me on my avatar. may be i look like him on side view.

    to TS, sorry for ot & high jacking your thread.

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    TS, dun be dishearted. Both urs and engr photos looks nice. Keep on taking more photos.
    The power of EOS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zhipeng View Post
    TS, dun be dishearted. Both urs and engr photos looks nice. Keep on taking more photos.
    yup, the purpose of critique is for ppl to point out the shortcomings(not necessary mistakes) for improvement..keep trying and comparing...everybody does so...
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    Default Re: HDR Seletar Reservoir

    To be honest, this has potential to be a good photo. However, it might be the HDR workflow that maybe incorrect which resulted in patches saturating and posterizing. What software did you use to merge your exposures into the HDR? Personally i use Photoshop CS3's "Merge to HDR" feature. Here's my workflow in Photoshop CS3,

    1. File => Automate => Merge to HDR
    2. Image => Mode => 16 Bits/Channel
    - Change "Method" to "Local Adaptation"
    - Expand the "Toning Curve and Histogram" panel
    - Adjust the curve accordingly to get a pleasant image
    3. Image => Mode => 8 Bits/Channel
    4. Save to JPEG

    Hope this helps.
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