A little HDR fun in the Streetcar Barn in New Orleans K5 IIs

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Jim Radcliffe
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No, not OOC..
In reply to awaldram, Jun 21, 2013

awaldram wrote:

rondeann wrote:

One of the best HDR processed shots I've seen. Would you be willing to share any details of your HDR processing (software,settings,etc)?

Sure Jim'll correct me if I'm wrong but that's OOC HDR

No, not out of camera in this case... this one was done manually, using the RAW file set up in layers and various portions of each layer erased revealing the layer beneath with different adjustments then merged.. some might call this stacking.

I have tried Photomatix but just find it too over the top for me.  I like HDR that resembles what the eye can see and that is what I was going for in this shot.

The OOC HDR of the K5 IIs is pretty good but I did not use it in this example.

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Ah thanks Jim.

You achieved the same subtle affect that characterizes in body.

Very well done , I always overcook if I'm in charge

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Ah thanks Jim.

You achieved the same subtle affect that characterizes in body.

Very well done , I always overcook if I'm in charge

I have used the in-camera HDR on several occasions and my problem is that it is often hit or miss.  sometimes it comes out looking great and at other times it looks too overdone.  I think there could be room for improvement on that feature.

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Thanks awaldram...n/t
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Jim, your photo is amazing. Generally I don'n like HDR effects, but your shot shows, that in the hands of skilled photographer it's a powerfull tool.

Oh, I just read your previous post and I see your shot is also the confirmation of your postprocessing skills. Very inspiring, congrats.

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Akar wrote:

Jim, your photo is amazing. Generally I don'n like HDR effects, but your shot shows, that in the hands of skilled photographer it's a powerfull tool.

Oh, I just read your previous post and I see your shot is also the confirmation of your postprocessing skills. Very inspiring, congrats.

Andrzej

Thanks, Andrzej.  I do not like the "over-cooked" HDR that we so often see online but I do appreciate an HDR photo that more resembles what the eye sees.  Let's face it, none of the existing cameras are capable of reproducing the dynamic range of what we actually see with our eyes, that is where proper use of HDR comes in to play and is effective as a photographic tool.

That said, there is also the "art" side of HDR photography and Trey Ratcliff is pretty much the authority on that.  There are things you can do with HDR (such as shooting directly into the sun) that you just can't do (effectively) otherwise.

I'm pretty much a fan of available light and low light shooting but there are times when a touch of HDR is just what is needed to transform a ho-hum shot into a wow shot.

Those who say HDR is not "real" photography are being a bit narrow-minded... there are always extremes but used properly HDR is no different than any other method of post-processing, whether it be high-key or soft focus.. it's just another tool and technique.

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Well said, I agree withe each word.

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WoW, simply stunning use of HDR............that's so life like, absolute quality.

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