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Tim
05-15-2012, 05:56 AM
First attempt with a cheap HDR software.
Stock pic
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After adjustment with the HDR software.
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10frank9
05-15-2012, 05:58 AM
Looks a little too animated IMO

Tim
05-15-2012, 01:27 PM
Looks a little too animated IMO

It does, still trying to figure out the settings. I need to work on taking better base photos too :D

wayoflife
05-15-2012, 01:52 PM
are you shooting 2 or 3 photos? also, try taking one of them a lot more darker.

20jk08
05-15-2012, 01:53 PM
It does, still trying to figure out the settings.

Some tutorials

http://www.hdrsoft.com/resources/video.html

Stuck in customs, a great site to learn HDR
http://www.stuckincustoms.com/

It's best to use a series of exposures (3 or more) of the same image, hand held or tripod, as the prog does a pretty good aligning them, although you can do it with one image pushed to 3 different exposures.( that's done with a raw image, converted to .jpg or .tiff for photomatix). If you use photoshop, with layers, you can blend a properly exposed image to keep some of it original, while the rest has the HDR effect. In the end, it's a personal preference to how you want the end result. The real purpose of the program is to extend the dynamic range of the image, so more of it is exposed properly. That said, it can also be used to give the image an artsy kind of look.

Exposing this pic would have either washed out the sky, or made the dark's just to dark, playing with the settings you can achieve a balance between the highs and lows, while giving the pic a personal touch...

You either love or hate the end result :)

http://www.pbase.com/time2play/image/143329375/large.jpg

Tim
05-16-2012, 01:03 AM
I actually used 3 pics. these are the other 2 that I used
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Going to try and redo it tonight.

Tim
05-16-2012, 02:11 AM
I think it looks better, but I think it needs a closer background?

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Drumr90
05-16-2012, 02:15 AM
Still looks cool man.

Serg5000
05-16-2012, 03:36 AM
Here is my attempt. Took this pic about a month ago. Ran it through the HDR iPhone app.

10frank9
05-16-2012, 04:23 AM
I think it looks better, but I think it needs a closer background?


Now this looks cool! Much better. Nice a bright.

<img src="http://wayalife.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=2261"/>


Here is my attempt. Took this pic about a month ago. Ran it through the HDR iPhone app.

Serg this looks BA! Where were you when you took this?

Tim
05-16-2012, 04:23 AM
Here is my attempt. Took this pic about a month ago. Ran it through the HDR iPhone app.

looks good, I like it

Tim
05-16-2012, 05:05 AM
used the free Photomatrix Pro this time and cropped out the watermark :D
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20jk08
05-16-2012, 12:15 PM
Ya, this one is looking better. :thumb:

Serg5000
05-16-2012, 02:42 PM
Serg this looks BA! Where were you when you took this?

I was driving through Rosemond Ca, just outside of Mojave coming home from work.

Glad you like it