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The Day After by silentmode The Day After by silentmode
I was quite interested in *ZephonSoul's HDR Images, so I set out this evening to try myself. My first HDRI!

3 bracketed shots at 1.3EV difference.

I am not very good at it, though - Image quality and sharpness is not really fine. I have to find a way to do better, maybe somebody has a good advice ?

Nikon D50
Sigma 55-200 @ 135mm
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illusion142 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
its amazing....
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silentmode Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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guytz Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2007   Photographer
the colors
wow
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:iconsilentmode:
silentmode Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug:
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teebag Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2006
totally in lov with this pic! awesome colors.
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silentmode Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks a lot :D
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:iconcboz:
cboz Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2006
Beautiful shot, love the results!
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:iconsilentmode:
silentmode Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot :D
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:iconcboz:
cboz Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2006
You're welcome! :)
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:iconin-arts-we-trust:
in-arts-we-trust Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006
The most interesting and modd-indicuing and original I have seen in months. Thank you!
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:iconsilentmode:
silentmode Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
It's mypleasure, buddy :)
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butterfly36rs Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006
I have to learn HDRI... Great image. Wonderful to find others in your comments here who are doing such work.
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:iconsilentmode:
silentmode Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, buddy. Just try it. Here's a good start: [LINK]

And be sure to visit *lowapproach he's doing amazing images :)
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butterfly36rs Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006
Thank you for the link. I also checked out *lowapproach. Thanks. I love *wb-skinner / :devcellardwellar:s HDRI stuff. Both of his galleries are incredible, too.
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silentmode Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks too, I'll check them out :D
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Sun-Seeker Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2006
F22 with degrade your image... f 10-15 will let your lens work at its best sharpness and clarity.... do you shoot in raw? do you convert to tiff???
I like your shot all though it has the effect of a paint by numbers painting... not unpleasant hehheh!
Check my recent HDRi's
David
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:iconsilentmode:
silentmode Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
I already thought F22 is to high. Next time I'll try a midrange F-number like you suggested.

I shoot in RAW and my first step is conversion to 16-bit uncompressed TIFF before HDR merging in Photomatix Pro. Is this the wrong way?

The effect you describe, that's what's bothering me. I dunno where it comes from! Maybe from noise reduction filter? But without the pic is filled with tiny little white dots. I have that effect in every image after HDR merging. I think I am doing something wrong.
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Sun-Seeker Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2006
Lets think.... so you produce three tiffs at varied exposures... I actually work with five... -2 -1 0 +1 +2 !!!! I open the files.. combine
usin the highlights and shadows auto option, then generate HDR then click on tone mapping......do you go thru the one mapping proceedure? This is where the learning curve is a bit steep with HDR and subtly changing the effects with the sliders takes some perseverance and experimentation! Let me know!
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FeminineInfidelity Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2006
magic...
gratulation:)
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:iconsilentmode:
silentmode Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, miss :)
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24-hours Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2006
That's amazing! but whats a HDRI???
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:iconsilentmode:
silentmode Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
A HDRI is a High Dynamic Range Image. You make over- and underexposed images and combine them into one image that contains a lot more color-detail than a single photo.
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24-hours Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2006
that's cool.

mabye I try one out sometime
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:iconsilentmode:
silentmode Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks, just do it :D
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metro Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2006
A very nice result for a first try. It will come with practice. Once you get the hang of HDR it all comes together nicely for later compositions. I am trying to perfect HDR shot at night time at the moment and am battling issues with that right now myself, so I can relate to how you feel.
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:iconsilentmode:
silentmode Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for your enouragement! I'll check out your work for sure!
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simul Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2006
Such a magical and mesmerizing scenery. I love the colours :heart:
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:iconsilentmode:
silentmode Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot :)
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Muskeg Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2006   Photographer
Really beautiful! Man, I *gotta* play with HDR... Stunning colors...
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silentmode Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, buddy, colors are definitely enhanced by combining bracketed shots to HDR.

Hope to see a HDR by you soon!!
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1000SilentWords Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2006   Photographer
I wouldn't mind visiting there someday. :) Very nice shot.
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:iconsilentmode:
silentmode Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome to visit Austria, be my guest :) Thanks for the comment!
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ThEReAlWaZzAr Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2006
That's awesome =D
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:iconsilentmode:
silentmode Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot, man! :)
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Mashuto Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
very cool shot!

did you boost the saturation as well aftewards?
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:iconsilentmode:
silentmode Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
I did, but not very strong. Around 8%. Surprisingly colors are really cool directly after HDR merging. Thank you for the comment :)
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adamusic Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2006
Stunning, well done I love this!
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:iconsilentmode:
silentmode Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, man :D
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EvaLilith Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMGosh, color!!!
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silentmode Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
;)
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Sulejman Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent colors! :heart:
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joeakkawi Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2006
I think a good approach would be to shoot at very small appertures so you want have a lot of DOF.

F/22 would be great. Enjoy and great photo.
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silentmode Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot for the advice, I'll try for sure. It was so windy that I wanted to keep shutter speed beneath a second...
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joeakkawi Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2006
Always glad to help whenever I can :)
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jhoony Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Hot Damn! This is good!
Like you say it's not as sharp as lots of other HDR stuff but I think that just adds to this, it's like you're looking into another world :+fav:
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silentmode Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks mate! Happy you like it!
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lowapproach Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2006
How Did You Post Process? Look At Mine And Get An Idea..Note Me If You Have Any Questions.Thanks
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PoetryCat Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2006
Pleasantville....
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:iconsilentmode:
silentmode Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Let's live there !!
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moose-seer Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2006
Holy crap, thats incredible! Doesn't even look real.
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Camera Data

Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D50
Shutter Speed
10/1600 second
Aperture
F/6.3
Focal Length
18 mm
Date Taken
Nov 8, 2006, 9:28:14 AM
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