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Old 07-05-2009, 01:41 PM   #1
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Has anyone here tried HDR tonemapping and stuff? I have been experimenting with photomatix. Very easy program to work with. I see some examples I like, and then some that are just too fake and flat because all of the shadows have been taken away. I'd love to see your pix if you have tried it and hear any tips on settings thanks!
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Old 07-06-2009, 12:11 AM   #2
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I'll try it if it's freeware or if they give us a trial of 30 days. I crop photos but that's about it. I've often wanted to learn how to do more with photos.
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Old 07-06-2009, 08:41 PM   #3
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Here is a sample I did. I'm still just getting the hang of it. Since I don't have autobracketing, I have to adjust the brightness on a pic and save it a three exposures roughly. Sometimes I don't get it right. This is a better one, but still needs some work so the flower color isn't so unreal. You can download a free trial of photomatix. The software is really easy to download and use. The full version is about $100, I think they also have a photoshop plugin that might be less.
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Old 07-07-2009, 10:00 AM   #4
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PRETTY!
Mom sent me something about doing photos in 3-D.
I set it aside for now. I'll play with it this winter if I can figure it out. That sounded really interesting also!
How would we locate the photomatix you are talking about? Google?
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Old 07-07-2009, 11:03 AM   #5
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yeah, just google photomatix, you should find it. I think the web address is something like hdrsoft.com. I'm not sure about linking to businesses, so I didn't want to break any rules lol. In the full size of the pic I posted, you can see every little dewdrop on the spiderwort buds. The detail doesn't come through in the tiny versions!
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I looked at the one mom sent. It is called photosynth. You merge all kinds of photos of an area or object together. Minimum of 20 photos is better than less. You can add as many as you like but it will take forever if you have lots.......... I'll see what yours says.........
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I guess I couldn't wait until winter. I looked.........
Photosynth is done by taking photos all around an object.
Photomatix is done standing in one spot and taking the same photo at different exposures.
In either case though the photos are merged with the best qualities in each emerging into one photo!

Both sound interresting.
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Too many irons in the fire now to try this sort of photography.
Has anyone tried it. I'd like to see their results...
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I've done HDRs but not lately and not usually nature but here are some

HDR anyone?-756611000_4edd661f31.jpg One of my first attempts

HDR anyone?-765049556_1f31592d78.jpg

HDR anyone?-941136747_f83a220c42.jpg

HDR anyone?-945546652_d741c12ab8_b.jpg

HDR anyone?-1216103445_ab551f854b_b.jpg I think this one is somewhere on WG. It was taken at the Distillery District in Toronto

And here is my HDR set on Flickr
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They sure are bright and full of color.
How many photos do you take of each setting to make one?
Ghostly looking people moving about would look like days gone by if they were done in a black and white setting.
I liked the Wolcott home front porch.
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