Feb 26, 2012

Waterfall (HDR)

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  1. What do you use for HDR processing? A wonderful image.

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    1. Thanks Adrian. I use Photomatix 4.0 to create the HDR. I almost always use 3 photos (0, -2, +2). Then I bring it into Photoshop. A lot of times there are areas in the HDR that are too bright or too dark. Here I will bring in one of the original photos that has the proper exposure in that area. I create a layer mask, and just keep lightly brushing in the area I want to use until it looks right to me. In this photo, the rocks at the top of the waterfall were way too bright and saturated, so I used one of the darker images to mask that a little. This is something I just started doing and I think it's really helping my HDR images. Hopefully I keep learning new tricks and they keep getting better.

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    2. I use Photomatix 4.0.2. It took some getting used to but the semi manual de-ghosting I love. I too finish in PS Elements and use layer masks with multiple images.
      I like your work. Keep posting.

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  2. Hy Deno,
    das Bild sieht fantastisch aus.. .. wie viele Aufnahmen hast Du hier verrechnet und wie lange war die Belichtung??..
    Grüsse Frank

    Hy Deno,
    The picture looks great .. .. how many pictures do you have here charged, and how long was the exposure? ..
    regards Frank

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    1. Thank you Frank. I have 3 pictures in this one. Here are the times for each exposure.

      0 exp- 4 seconds
      -2 exp- 1 sec.
      +2 exp- 15 sec.

      I was set in Aperture Priority at f/22.

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  3. Wow! I too am curious about your processing.
    Really wonderful work!

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    1. Thank you Laura. (I copied the same answer I gave Adrian :p)

      I use Photomatix 4.0 to create the HDR. I almost always use 3 photos (0, -2, +2). Then I bring it into Photoshop. A lot of times there are areas in the HDR that are too bright or too dark. Here I will bring in one of the original photos that has the proper exposure in that area. I create a layer mask, and just keep lightly brushing in the area I want to use until it looks right to me. In this photo, the rocks at the top of the waterfall were way too bright and saturated, so I used one of the darker images to mask that a little. This is something I just started doing and I think it's really helping my HDR images. Hopefully I keep learning new tricks and they keep getting better.

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  4. Great image! I love using Photomatix and you remind me that I need to practice more!

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  5. I love all the pictures you post. I just spent quite a while going through page after page. Keep posting!

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  6. This is unbelievable...it looks like a painting! And what a fantastic place to photography...I'm jealous!

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  7. This would look so much better in natural (no HDR) - my opinion :)

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    1. I might go back and look at one and see what I can do without the HDR. You may be right, but I was a little disappointed with this one anyway since the bottom left of the water was cut off. As I was setting up for another angle it started to rain so I got out of there fast.

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