D7100 Presents: Single Shot HDR

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D7100 Presents: Single Shot HDR
Apr 10, 2013

http://chrisfiorephotography.com/blog/upload/_DSC0678.jpg

D7100 + 17-55mm on the side of a freeway.

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Re: D7100 Presents: Single Shot HDR
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BTW, how do I embed pics in posts, anyway?

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Re: D7100 Presents: Single Shot HDR
In reply to BlueBomberTurbo, Apr 10, 2013

Slightly too juiced for my taste (a little too HDR'ish) but it's a nice shot.

What exactly is a one shot HDR?  Just processing done in camera?

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Nexu1 wrote:

Slightly too juiced for my taste (a little too HDR'ish) but it's a nice shot.

What exactly is a one shot HDR?  Just processing done in camera?

An HDR made by creating two or more pulled images from the original and then combining them using HDR techniques.  A-DL is a variant on this idea, and the D7100 has a 2-shot in-camera HDR as well. The D7000/D5100 is famous for having a dynamic range at ISO 100 large enough to permit this.  Some have worried that the extreme deep shadow weak pattern noise ("banding") of the D7100/D5200 would preclude such post processing tours de force, but apparently that isn't the case.

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Nexu1 wrote:

Slightly too juiced for my taste (a little too HDR'ish) but it's a nice shot.

What exactly is a one shot HDR?  Just processing done in camera?

Yup, that's a single image.  The main tree was pretty much black, and the skies close to white with the default rendering.  Pulled everything back in ACR.

And "juiced" is my style.  Even though most of my stuff isn't full out HDR, I don't really strive for realism.  I like lots of contrast, yet keeping detail in the extremes, along with lots of sharpness and saturation (though not to Ken Rockwell levels ).

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Re: D7100 Presents: Single Shot HDR
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There are 3 icons on the right side of the ribbon just above the window where you enter your post. The 1st allows you to grab an image from the internet, the second from your computer, & the last from your DPReview gallery.

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I don't mind the 'juice'
In reply to BlueBomberTurbo, Apr 10, 2013

but I expected more trees....

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Re: D7100 Presents: Single Shot HDR
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BlueBomberTurbo wrote:

Nexu1 wrote:

Slightly too juiced for my taste (a little too HDR'ish) but it's a nice shot.

What exactly is a one shot HDR?  Just processing done in camera?

Yup, that's a single image.  The main tree was pretty much black, and the skies close to white with the default rendering.  Pulled everything back in ACR.

And "juiced" is my style.  Even though most of my stuff isn't full out HDR, I don't really strive for realism.  I like lots of contrast, yet keeping detail in the extremes, along with lots of sharpness and saturation (though not to Ken Rockwell levels ).

It's a cool image and definitley pops.  I like the composition.  Interesting foreground, leading line, tree in the middle, clouds and sunbeams...  fun image.  Nice job.

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BlueBomberTurbo wrote:

Nexu1 wrote:

Slightly too juiced for my taste (a little too HDR'ish) but it's a nice shot.

What exactly is a one shot HDR?  Just processing done in camera?

Yup, that's a single image.  The main tree was pretty much black, and the skies close to white with the default rendering.  Pulled everything back in ACR.

And "juiced" is my style.  Even though most of my stuff isn't full out HDR, I don't really strive for realism.  I like lots of contrast, yet keeping detail in the extremes, along with lots of sharpness and saturation (though not to Ken Rockwell levels ).

When I read "too juiced" I was expecting the worst (think garish 2005-style, shudder), but I think the image is fine. Nice work!

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In reply to BlueBomberTurbo, Apr 10, 2013

I usually don't like overdone HDR either but this one is not too juiced for me - I like it, thanks for sharing! Maybe you could crop the very top of the picture - the larger part of the blown sunlight draws a bit too much attention. Great capture of those sunrays shining through the clouds. (As for "reality" I think many photopgraphers need to put that word into perspective and problematize it a bit.)

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Bob in Baltimore wrote:

There are 3 icons on the right side of the ribbon just above the window where you enter your post. The 1st allows you to grab an image from the internet, the second from your computer, & the last from your DPReview gallery.

Bob in Baltimore

Awesome, thanks!  Thought it would be some kind of tagging system.  Could've sworn there was a list of how to do stuff in posts on an older version of the board...

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but I expected more trees....

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I'll see what I can do for you.

Thanks for the compliments, everyone!

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Nice job, I too think it has good balance as far as HDR goes

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Re: D7100 Presents: Single Shot HDR
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The pulled shadow area is really noisy... did you add grain in post processing or was it just there?

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When I opened the image, I went 'wow'.  Enuf said.    Thanks for sharing.

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blue_cheese wrote:

The pulled shadow area is really noisy... did you add grain in post processing or was it just there?

It was there after processing.  Shadow slider maxed out, and the Black slider up a bit, too.  So shadow exposure increased a few stops.  Didn't use any luminance NR, since it killed all the fine detail.  Gonna shoot some calibration charts for Neat Image this weekend and see if I can smooth some stuff out without reducing detail.

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I think it can work either way--cropped or not.  The blown highlight does pull my eye away from the center of the image, but the way the shot is composed it still works, for me anyway. Kind of a triangulated situation where I am looking at the tree, the sky, and the fence line to the left.  Plus, it shows the source for those streaks of light. Neat

What I do think I see is the need for a UWA lens.  When I think about the images I would take if I had one, this is a case where I think I would want it.  I could pull in closer on something of interest in the foreground (maybe the first post?) and still have the same overall shot.  At least that is what I think of when I consider purchasing one.

This shot works fine as-is, mind you.  The UWA could work, too, though?

Perfect application for HDR, too.

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While there is clearly banding in the trees, it doesn't show up too strongly at 1600px across.  Nice composition.

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Apparently my phone does not show the entire picture......

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BlueBomberTurbo wrote:

http://chrisfiorephotography.com/blog/upload/_DSC0678.jpg

D7100 + 17-55mm on the side of a freeway.

I love this picture nice work.

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AngryCorgi wrote:

While there is clearly banding in the trees, it doesn't show up too strongly at 1600px across.  Nice composition.

Yep. Perhaps a touch-up with Dfine or Denoise would clean up the banding. Or one should revert to the D7000 for single-exposure HDR 

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