HDR Zurich, Switzerland

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sandrotto5d New Member • Posts: 22
HDR Zurich, Switzerland

Here are a few HDR shots I did in Zurich last Sunday (with my brand new Canon 5D Mark III). Hope you like them!

See more at http://www.flickr.com/sandrotto

Cheers, Sandrotto

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Alex Yantifovich Regular Member • Posts: 437
Re: HDR Zurich, Switzerland

A bit overcooked imo.
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tpg77 Contributing Member • Posts: 776
Re: HDR Zurich, Switzerland

Overcooked? Depends on your point of view I think. A little perhaps but I really like the street scene.

nzdunedin New Member • Posts: 22
Re: HDR Zurich, Switzerland

No pro at HDR or anything, though the first one looks good. The overcooked comment probably because its being viewed in a small thumbnail.

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Phil Reese Regular Member • Posts: 262
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What HDR software did you use for processing? I'm impressed by how little haloing there is in these shots!

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Ray Ritchie Veteran Member • Posts: 3,996
Re: HDR Zurich, Switzerland

Thought you might like to see this one - apparently shot from the same spot (in 2007), and, from the angle of the shadows, at almost the same time as yours. I applied a layer of Topaz Adjust HDR at 30% opacity, just to give you something to compare to your HDR treatment.

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Bruce Hunter Contributing Member • Posts: 856
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Nice ! the street scene, especially.....

ray ritchie

enjoying both your photos and your blog....

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tpani Regular Member • Posts: 202
Re: HDR Zurich, Switzerland

In these photos Zurich looks very attractive.

Ray Ritchie Veteran Member • Posts: 3,996
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Thanks for the comment on the blog, Bruce - glad to know someone has seen it!

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Roger T. Senior Member • Posts: 2,522
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I don't get it - a nice sunny day, why bother with HDR? It just makes them look like everyone else's overdone HDR shots ...

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brucet Senior Member • Posts: 2,498
Re: Why? - Re: HDR Zurich, Switzerland

I think the 'over cooked' HDR has it's place. Some I like some I don't like.

But as to the question why? Why not? If we all took photos that all looked the same photography would be very boring. You may as well ask why take black and white.

IMHO photography is about creativity and not so much the technical stuff. If you can utilize HDR, even on a sunny day, and 'create' something a bit different then go for it.


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AmySpeed Regular Member • Posts: 246
Re: HDR Zurich, Switzerland

i like the HDR effect, but not how you've composed the first two

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Re: HDR Zurich, Switzerland

Good ones

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sandrotto5d OP New Member • Posts: 22
Re: HDR Zurich, Switzerland

I used Photomatix for all of them.

4Motioner Regular Member • Posts: 492
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I like the street shot, perfect for HDR! Not a fan of the first two and the angle though.

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theinvid Regular Member • Posts: 167
Re: HDR Zurich, Switzerland

hmmm I really dig the over-cooked look...it doesn't look like a normal photo...it's more like a painting...there's so much pop!

i guess it's personal taste

there is a place for both styles of HDR

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