View Full Version : 8th Avenue Place HDR

03-15-2010, 12:33 PM
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03-15-2010, 01:09 PM
I like this one Jas! You made the building look SO impressive.

I might burn the lower right edge 20-25% if there's still meat to burn.

Aside from that...nothing - it rocks.. Nice HDR too, I like this level of HDR.

Hope that helps - Marko

03-15-2010, 06:52 PM
I would agree levels seem just right.
Would not like to be crane driver imagine climbing that every day!

Mad Aussie
03-15-2010, 07:08 PM
To make this a bit stronger, I'd dodge the darker parts of the clouds a little to lessen the halo effect up that left hand side of the building.

I find leaving halo in place rarely looks good to me. I used to have the same halo's on my HDR's too but work really hard to remove them now. Unless I think it creates a cool effect that fits with the shot.

03-15-2010, 07:13 PM
I often find using the dodge or burn tool just makes the photo look grey and muddy/messy. So how do you do that and get a good result?

Mad Aussie
03-15-2010, 07:15 PM
I usually try dodge but if it's not working I layer one of the priginal bracketed shots under the HDR and then blend the sky though. Once blended through I can adjust the curves on that new layer to bring it to where I need.

03-15-2010, 07:18 PM
Blending? As in eraser tool or ?

Mad Aussie
03-15-2010, 07:24 PM
You can but the eraser isn't a good option really ... layer masking is better. If you go to my Blog and look at the Selective Sharpening page under Resources, you'll see how I do it.

03-15-2010, 08:01 PM
Ok, will do.