HDR From Dead Horse Point Overlook in the Canyonlands

Discussion in 'Landscapes, Architecture, and Cityscapes' started by murreywalker, May 18, 2007.

  1. murreywalker

    murreywalker

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    Mar 25, 2005
    In editing the images I took on a recent trip, I overlooked these two shots quickly. They were two of a five shot bracket that I took (the other three are pretty unremarkable, also).

    original.

    Then I returned for a closer look of the bracketed group and this is what I came up with using the above in Photomatix and then pp'ing in Photoshop using curves and noise reduction. The water ponds are part of a potash production facility.

    View attachment 96191

    Murrey
     
  2. Awesome Murrey, I have not used that software but love the HDR in CS3.
     
  3. honestly you really don't have to do HDR in this spot if you get teh exposure right in the camera...
     
  4. murreywalker

    murreywalker

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    Mar 25, 2005
    I think you missed my point, Eric.

    Yes the exposure was atrocious. My bad!

    HDR saved my bacon, as the darkroom did for Ansel, so often.

    :wink:
     
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  5. murreywalker

    murreywalker

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    Mar 25, 2005
    Thanks, Geoff.

    I've tried HDR in CS3, but will results that I'm not happy with. Probably need to go back and try harder!

    Murrey
     
  6. sfoxjohn

    sfoxjohn

    May 1, 2005
    Marlton, NJ
  7. DJ Matt

    DJ Matt Guest

    I like that last one
     
  8. murreywalker

    murreywalker

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    Mar 25, 2005
    Very close John.

    Looks like the potash ponds didn't have much in the way of color when you were there. When I saw them, they were almost flourescent.

    Murrey
     
  9. Jeff Lee

    Jeff Lee

    May 16, 2006
    Oregon
    The result is certainly worth the effort. Nice image.
     
  10. haze2

    haze2

    780
    Mar 18, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    Well done! I've read a lot about HDR but I've never tried it. It's high on my list list of things to learn. Is it a time consuming process? Did it take you long to learn? Where did you go for instruction and help?
     
  11. murreywalker

    murreywalker

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    Mar 25, 2005
    Thanks, Haze!

    Here's link to get you started;

    http://hdrphotos.net/component/option,com_frontpage/Itemid,1/

    Like any software, it's kind of proportional to the amount of time invested. Some of my results are quick and others I have to labor over.

    Murrey
     
  12. murreywalker

    murreywalker

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    Mar 25, 2005
    Many thanks, Jeff!

    Murrey
     
  13. I really like the final result, Murrey. Glad you took the time to pull it off.
     
  14. Scotty_R

    Scotty_R

    370
    Jan 1, 2006
    Virginia
    Bravo, Murrey! The detail in the final image is wonderful. Very well done. Thanks for the effort--I always learn something when I look at images like this one and get an idea of how it was accomplished. Thanks for sharing your process.
     
  15. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Final is very beautiful
     
  16. murreywalker

    murreywalker

    588
    Mar 25, 2005
    Dave, Scotty & Gale, your comments are very much appreciated!

    While this subject (HDR) is technically one that should probably be in another forum, landscape phtography is where the software shines.

    Thanks for putting up with my posts!

    Murrey
     
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