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casil403
10-22-2009, 11:41 PM
I quite like how these HDR's turned out!

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2751/4035694849_6410756c33_o.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2566/4035660935_94157a28e8_o.jpg

kat
10-22-2009, 11:44 PM
Very nice! Lovely colors, lots to look at.

Just one thing that I noticed, something I am horrible for, watch the leveling :)

casil403
10-22-2009, 11:45 PM
Which one...I straightened them...or so I thought?

kat
10-22-2009, 11:47 PM
The first one. Maybe it's just me. Hold off and see what others see...lol. After all..I am horrible for it!

casil403
10-22-2009, 11:47 PM
Oh I see it now too! :wall-an:

casil403
10-22-2009, 11:54 PM
Fixed it. At least I think I did. :confused:

JAS_Photo
10-23-2009, 12:40 AM
Nice work. Casil. The second almost looks like an artist's rendering of the idealized town.

Mad Aussie
10-23-2009, 01:31 AM
Holy HDR blue cast Batman! :)

Casil do you have software to isolate the lower half of the image (everything below the city) and then drop the blues out? HDR is horrible for making shadows blue and learning to correct that afterwards sure helps.

Nice images though ... I like the 1st one the best for the leading line of the path taking us to the city. Really like this composition!!

Levelling looks good to me in the 1st but the 2nd may be dipping a tad to the left.

Bambi
10-23-2009, 09:43 AM
these are both lovely. I like the path in the first and the skyline in the second. I also see the slight dip to the left. ;)

but great work! I have to figure out how to do HDR

kat
10-23-2009, 10:04 AM
Holy HDR blue cast Batman! :)

Casil do you have software to isolate the lower half of the image (everything below the city) and then drop the blues out? HDR is horrible for making shadows blue and learning to correct that afterwards sure helps.

Nice images though ... I like the 1st one the best for the leading line of the path taking us to the city. Really like this composition!!

Levelling looks good to me in the 1st but the 2nd may be dipping a tad to the left.



Desaturate the blue?

casil403
10-23-2009, 11:05 AM
Holy HDR blue cast Batman! :)

Casil do you have software to isolate the lower half of the image (everything below the city) and then drop the blues out? HDR is horrible for making shadows blue and learning to correct that afterwards sure helps.

Nice images though ... I like the 1st one the best for the leading line of the path taking us to the city. Really like this composition!!

Levelling looks good to me in the 1st but the 2nd may be dipping a tad to the left.

Thanks...I have no idea how to do these things...remove blue casts. :confused:
I have PSE7 but I just end up mostly confused and frustrated when i use it. i don't find these progams particularily user friendly.

casil403
10-23-2009, 11:53 AM
Here's one with a different HDR program used.....
Blue seems to be gone.....I actually like this progam a bit better than Photomatrix.

JAS_Photo
10-23-2009, 12:16 PM
Casil in PSE7 go to Enhance > remove color cast or Enhance> color variations. If you make a duplicate layer you have the ability to make it partially transparent which will make your changes more subtle. Or you can dump the whole layer if you don't like it and start again. Don't forget to flatten layers when you are done. :)

Marko
10-23-2009, 12:35 PM
These are nice casil - I prefer shot 2 and i favour your second version of it. That shot still slopes slightly to the left. (slightly). Shot 1 slopes to the right (slightly)

Just curious what program did u use for the second version of shot 2?

casil403
10-23-2009, 12:47 PM
I used Dynamic Photo HDR. I find it to be much more friendly and variable than Photomatrix.
I still haven't leveled them quite right yet...been having some huge vision problems lately and what to me seems level doesn't quite seem so again after looking at it.

casil403
10-23-2009, 01:11 PM
Used the leveling tool in Lightroom to level it now.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2788/4037658264_d4fddd7f0d_o.jpg

kat
10-23-2009, 02:30 PM
I don't know..but it still doesn't look level to my eye

What are you using to make it level?

Mad Aussie
10-23-2009, 03:46 PM
Desaturate the blue?
Yes but without taking it out of the sky.


Leveling this one is tricky Casil because of the flat elements of the graves etc. But they could be on sloped ground.

The tops of the buildings however will be level so I'd choose a couple of buildings that have flat tops and drag a line down in PS or use LR to level to those.

casil403
10-23-2009, 04:03 PM
I give up.......:yell:
I think I like it the way it is...thanks.

Mad Aussie
10-23-2009, 04:12 PM
Hey Casil ... I just copied your images into PS for a look at the leveling.

That last one is slightly off ... dipping left.

BUT .... that 2nd image in the 1st post ... is close enough to perfect! Only a frag out.

casil403
10-23-2009, 04:15 PM
Hey Casil ... I just copied your images into PS for a look at the leveling.

That last one is slightly off ... dipping left.

BUT .... that 2nd image in the 1st post ... is close enough to perfect! Only a frag out.

Thanks Ma...feel free to level and fart around with it if you want...my nerves are pretty short this week...not been a good one and getting frustrated pretty easlily these days. :yell: :mad: :wall-an: :sorry: :cry-an:

Mad Aussie
10-23-2009, 04:18 PM
Nah ... I like the 1st one best anyhow :) I think it's a really nice image.

Relax. Chill. :)