Some HDR shots using A200 and kit lens

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  1. icemanonline

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    Taken some raw shots with A200 and kit lens......Using 1 raw image to get enough to achieve an HDR image. Used photomatrix pro 3 and the following shots are the results.

    Location was a town near Edinburgh called Dalkeith for some of the shots and the rest were taken out near the borders and Midlothian boundary.......

    1. Church Image 1
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    2. Church image 2 less saturated
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    3. Dalkeith high street near the church..
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    4.Borders and Midlothian area
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    5. Borders and Midlothian area
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    6. Borders and Midlothian area
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    7. Borders and Midlothian area
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    8. Borders and Midlothian area
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    9. Borders and Midlothian area
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    Thanks in advance for any comments :)

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  2. Ned Senior

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    number 5 looks like it came out of some game or other kool
     
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    Not hot on HDR.

    Somne of them look pretty normal (eg no3)
    Some of them look over the top (eg no 1)

    No 6 is very nearly there - you've just got a bit of flare (I think that's what it's called)

    No 8 is really nice and well worth the effort.

    Well done.
     
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    They don't look HDR to be honest. #5 Looks grainy and the composition isn't great . Read up on the 'rules of thirds' and you could have got great pics out of these scenarios.

    I drive through Dalkeith a couple of times a year on my way to visit relatives in Blairgowrie, Perthshire. It always looks a bit grim. Worth a stop off for photography reasons?
     
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    I'm no expert but I like numbers 3, 4,6 and 8!!
     
  6. icemanonline

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    Cheers for comments...still learning though! Dalkeith is a very historical town and there lots of places to take pics..... Cromwell thought it was of interest.....he stopped a while!! :)

    Cheers

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    Any chance of posting the originals so they could be compared as I am not a fan of HDR they always look like looking through tinted glasses to me!

    Its probably an age thing!
     
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    For me:

    8. Borders and Midlothian area

    :smashin:
     
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    I like 4 and 5 but only if the HDR was toned down a bit.

    I had a my first play with photomatix a week or 2 ago and its very capable of producing real looking results.
     
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    Thanks for posting these iceman. You've demonstrated the good and bad of HDR and hopefully we can all learn from it. The first couple are over-done and look far too saturated. I thought it was lego at first ;)

    But, for me, the last image is a fab image and one I'd be quite happy to hang on the wall - well done chap :thumbsup:

    As Allymac said, Photomatix Pro 3 really can produce some very realistic looking photos. I've used it quite a bit recently on some Ely Cathedral pictures as the dynmaic range in the cathedral is vast. This one gives you an idea of a more subtle approach:-

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    Not wishing to hijack your thread but hoping this helps you improve.

    All the best

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    i love number 3 dude
     
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    Number 8 is excellent! Really impressed with that!
     
  13. icemanonline

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    Hi Mate,

    I will try later when quieter........see if I can load a few of the originals to compare against.

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    Cheers Ally,

    I'm still learning its full capability myself but its an interesting concept HDR.

    I like the different results that can be achieved, but as can be seen from the feedback here, its to each individuals taste.

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