Thanks Bob for your input. Not sure why, but this seems darker on the Cafe than on my monitor. Seeing it here, I'm wpndering if it would benefit from a slight overall lightening with brightness, or curves. I didn't mention that this is an HDR, using 5 exposures.Jack, good overall distribution of tones and saturation levels, but, for me, the content is confusing. I also find the apparent lighting a little confusing -- some objects appear well lit while nearby surfaces and other objects that I'd expect to be bright are quite dark. [This looks like a challenging scene, and I'm not sure how I'd photograph it:smile:. I'm anxious to see what others have to say.]
That might explain some of my confusion. With many of the HDR conversions I've seen, the lighting has appeared unnatural to me. [I'm not convinced that tonal remapping is something that should be done without reference to the realism perceived by the photographer.]I didn't mention that this is an HDR, using 5 exposures.
I know what you mean. Hard to get control of HDR. I'm not too good at it yet. I'm fascinated by it though.Creative for sure, but not realistic as shown.
Hi Greg. Yeah, that is a beautiful coastline. This park is a few miles north of Brookings. Hey, watch Sweet Maria's. The Panama coffees are starting to arrive. Thanks for looking!hey jack...
my coffee-loving and teaching friend
i'm so glad you posted this
it's very nice
i LOVE the oregon coast... the most beautiful coast I'VE ever seen
I hear ya! Have to admit I'm a total novice with Photomatix. Not real sure how to control tone mapping. Some folks around here are good at it. See Terri French' work. Thanks for commenting. I'll keep experimenting.That might explain some of my confusion. With many of the HDR conversions I've seen, the lighting has appeared unnatural to me. [I'm not convinced that tonal remapping is something that should be done without reference to the realism perceived by the photographer.]
you'll be UNhappy to know that i did NOT get that roaster yet.....Greg
(OT) Only one so far, but several nice Guatemalans, and a few other centrals. Did you get that roaster? I did my best to convince you.
Stirred latte! lol Yeah, that Greg guy is real strung out on caffein. Would sell his soul fof a cup 'o' joe. (I can relate FWIW) Save me some of the Port.Yes--both yours and Greg's are getting there--though for some reason Greg's sand is the colour of a stirred latte!!:biggrin: I like his sky and your foreground.
Al that coffee talk is making me want some---but at this time of day, perhaps a nice Dow Tawny Port :wink:
Thanks Bob,For what it's worth, Jack, I like your second version much better. For me, Greg's interpretation is too light and changes the mood of the scene. On the other hand, it's now at the state where differences in personal tastes could dictate a thousand minor tweaks:smile:. For example, one might use a mask and one of the Wratten 81 series filters to create a dappled sunlight splash on the house(?) on the near hillside.