D750 HDR, Holiday Season in Beverly Hills

Started Dec 23, 2014 | Discussions thread
primeshooter
primeshooter Veteran Member • Posts: 4,659
Re: D750 HDR, Holiday Season in Beverly Hills

BartyLobethal wrote:

I know this is a wide DR scene, but I don't think it's one suited to HDR. The Xmas lights are the main interest, right? So expose so that you get good colour in those, and use some of the massive DR available to bring the shadows up just enough to get some contextual detail in the scene. I'd also crop out that hedge at the bottom of the frame. I don't think the expanse of road below the tree trunk over on the left adds much of interest to the scene either, so you could experiment with cropping  that far up. Try a 16:9 or even 2:1 crop.

Agree completely. This scene would benefit from 16:9 crop and much more contrast. HDR has lowered the contrast to the extent it looks washed out. One reason I hate anything that looks like HDR, when it's used to represent a very unatural view of a scene, that even our own eyes don't see.

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