Virginia Water - with a hint of HDR

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  1. loz

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    Walking around Virginia water today, I auto bracketed a number of shots by +- 1 stop.

    Using the excellent HDR merge facility in Corel PhotoPaint X2 which has a very useful auto align facility, even though they were hand held, I was able to merge them without too much artifacts.

    However, with the use of the "clarity" setting as well, these might not be to everyone's taste and some will find them over processed I guess.

    Either way, I recommend Virginia Water for some great landscape photo op's. :smashin:

    All taken with Canon 450D and 18-55mm IS kit lens.

    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3133/2539094484_f92fe7db48_b.jpg

    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3141/2538271027_8beeaf85a6_b.jpg

    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2003/2538272427_2ce411e18d_b.jpg

    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2313/2538268445_99599a08cb_b.jpg
     
  2. IAN P

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    Fine set,2nd last is the best imho:smashin:
     
  3. tontoshorse

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    All but #3 for me, nothing wrong with it, just not my cup of tea!
     
  4. Holowlegs

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    Hello there

    Like #1 myself HDR not over done and some nice reflection in the water.:thumbsup:

    Cheers Holo:smashin::smashin:
     
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    Great work, all round . :smashin:
    The HDR is not "in your face" and any stitching is invisible
    Although I like all 4 #1 seems to standout
     
  6. stevegreen

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    Yep, really like #1, very nice :smashin:
     
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    #1 is the pic of the bunch for me :smashin: could maybe do with a bit of a contrast boost or something
     
  8. loz

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    Thanks for the replies

    I am fairly pleased with the IQ of the kit lens in these shots, and the reasonable sharpness of both the foreground and background in shots 1,2, 4at F11. I generally focused somewhere in the middle.

    Though if you look at the full size pics the background is a bit soft.
    But I don't have anything to compare it too. How much sharper would a more expensive lens be?
     

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