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Dive School

Discussion in 'Landscapes, Architecture, and Cityscapes' started by mysh, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. mysh

    mysh

    Jul 3, 2010
    USA
    Here is a dive school built into the end of Playa Blanca near Santa Marta Colombia

    Alittle comparison between HDR and 0 exp. Technically this shot doesn't need HDR so the 0 exp is well exposed on its own. Does show some of the pros and cons of HDR

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    This type of naturally loud green gives me the hardest time in PP. I always struggle to find the tone I like. Its a common issue for me in jungle type areas

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  2. I like the first one best. To me, the others look overdone. Let's go diving.
     
  3. I like all 3 actually ...
    guess it depends on what you like as far as HDR is concerned ....
    but you have a nice shot whether you HDR it or not ...

    ron
     
  4. First or third are my favorites, the second seems a little over processed, but the clouds after the pp, especially in the third are really fantastic. The greens and building look best in the first less processed shot. If you could use a layer mask to overlay the edited clouds on the less processed landscape, it may make for an interesting shot as well.
     
  5. Rob Zijlstra

    Rob Zijlstra A Koffie Drinker

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    Nov 5, 2008
    Netherlands
    Don't like all of them, because I'm not there:frown::frown::frown:!

    Earnestly, I like #1 very much. I think it looks 'natural'. The other two are overdone, especially #3.
     
  6. jadlh

    jadlh

    Mar 6, 2008
    USA, Michigan
    The first is the most realistic, the other two are great but of course processed.
     
  7. mysh

    mysh

    Jul 3, 2010
    USA
    Thanks, its easy to get overdone when the shot really doesn't need the HDR. If I keep the processing completely real then it looks not much different then the 0 exp. I do like the detail I get in the sky on the HDR but overall the 0 exp is more natural looking

    Here is #3 0 exp

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  8. I like 1 and 3, but 3 the best. If printed on canvas this could look like a stunning painting.

    James
     
  9. Number 1 is far and away the best to my taste. Spectacular!
     
  10. sektor 11

    sektor 11

    852
    Oct 12, 2010
    cincinnati
    I agree with everyone else, the first is the best. It's inviting and warm feeling, I want to be there. The second with the HDR makes the water and sky look cold, or maybe like a storm is coming.
     
  11. Agree the first seems perfect. #3 especially seems overprocessed. Great shot.
     
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