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    Quote Originally Posted by Barefoot View Post
    Pardon me for butting in here, but I was reading over all the posts and didnít see where anyone had followed up with any HDR images. Iím a big fan of HDR and have made several attempts at it myself. Most of the time, the shots I make could easily be made with the proper exposure without having to resort to the processes involved in HDR photography. Itís just that I like the tone mapping options available in some of the software used to merge the images.

    Hereís one shot at night of a bridge not far from my home. It was done this past summer and Iím sorry I donít remember just how many frames I used to create the image. It was at least three, and maybe as many as five or six.
    I think you did a lovely job!

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    I agree - very nice HDR image barefoot.
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    I really like HDR and even though it is widespread now and everyone with a DSLR is trying to do it - to get the really good looking ones is pretty hard sometimes.

    To me, HDR is a tool to give us the capability to expose everything in a scene the way we want it. Also, it is possible to HDR people. After all, all HDR is just trying to give us the same quality that our vision has and allowing a scene to have more stops and detail everywhere.

    I use HDR principles in almost every step I take but I have stopped using photomatix to do it. Now, I simply create a new layer and mask with the same image and manually paint in exposed shadows off my raw file or for that matter... I can go in and make another file for the sky. This gives me a little more control and is a little less destructive to the image. You have to be careful sometimes, but you can get some great images without utilizing any special software and just making several images off your raw. I usually make three. One for the light, one for the shadows and the real one. Then I just use layer masking and opacity levels to control how much I want. I'll make a brand new one today and post it.

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    Thanks for the positive comments! I went in search of the files that were used to generate the image which took a little while as I’ve shot the bridge countless times. I found them in a folder from July of this past year, and it looks like I used three exposures at f/16, ISO100, and shutter speeds of 30, 15, and 8 seconds.

    I listened to the podcast with the interview of Mr. Cartwright tonight and found it very informative. Having first tried my hand at HDR a little over a year ago now, I’ve never really went to any great lengths to fully understand the principles behind the technique. I simply enjoyed the results of the process and the examples of work offered by those that had mastered the art and wanted to see if I could duplicate it. My very first attempts involved long exposure macros in pitch dark rooms using a small RGB light source or other peculiar means of lighting.

    If I may, I’d like to share an example of that work from nearly a year ago. It's an image of a novelty item known as a “Light Cube” that one can find in lounges and clubs. It’s a submersible cube of lexan or some such material fashioned to look like an ice cube with a clear white LED light inside. They look pretty cool floating inside a cocktail. I simply placed the Light Cube over a small display of red, green, and blue LED lights that I found somewhere and using a black background cloth to hide everything but the cube, I made several different exposures and let the software do the rest.

    Sadly, I seem to have let the practice fall by the wayside. It was a lot of fun.
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    cool effect

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