Old 2nd April 2008, 14:35   #201
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Yeh you guys know the dA drill, if you want to see the photos bigger just click them.

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it didn't turn out perfect, but I'm happy with it

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Toy Bunny Rabbit

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Old 2nd April 2008, 15:20   #202
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Yeh you guys know the dA drill, if you want to see the photos bigger just click them.

HDR Photo

it didn't turn out perfect, but I'm happy with it

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Toy Bunny Rabbit

Black and white Flower

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Old 2nd April 2008, 18:55   #203
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Old 2nd April 2008, 22:52   #204
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Old 4th April 2008, 04:50   #205
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Old 4th April 2008, 04:52   #206
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Neat, however I think your sydney opera photo would have been a lot more extraordinary if you used a neutral density filter to blur out the people. As it is it seems very touristesque.
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Old 4th April 2008, 12:10   #207
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however the effect of the half-transparent tourists looks pretty cool imo.
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Old 13th April 2008, 08:13   #208
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My first dabble in the world of HDR photography. Shot this about four hours ago...

IMG_4402.jpg

I don't have the fancy software the "professionals" use to process HDR from bracketed images, so I did what I could with multiple exposures, Paint Shop Pro, lots of layers, and about half an hour.
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Old 13th April 2008, 08:28   #209
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Looks good Sarge. I can usually get the watermark off the free Photomatix images, but it's a bitch.
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Old 13th April 2008, 10:50   #210
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My first dabble in the world of HDR photography. Shot this about four hours ago...

IMG_4402.jpg

I don't have the fancy software the "professionals" use to process HDR from bracketed images, so I did what I could with multiple exposures, Paint Shop Pro, lots of layers, and about half an hour.
No, that's the way actual pros do it.

Notice the absence of ugly halos?
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Old 13th April 2008, 18:00   #211
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I'm going to do more when I get some free time.
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Old 20th April 2008, 03:06   #212
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I haven't done night shit in a very long time. I just took this a couple minutes ago indoors but tommarow i'm going to go out into the city and try some things in the night. I havn't actually tried to do anything in the city at night

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Old 25th April 2008, 03:07   #213
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I took a few more sets of shots this past weekend while I was in Louisiana visiting with my mom. I've only had enough time so far this week to work on the first set, so I'll just post that right now.

This is the state capitol building in Baton Rouge, LA. I had my photo gear set up in the middle of the intersection of N. 4th Street and North Street (about a quarter mile away from the front doors of the capitol building).

img_4431[s].jpg - Underexposed shot.
img_4430[s].jpg - Normal exposure.
img_4432[s].jpg - Overexposed shot.
img_4432[hdr].jpg - HDR image. (2400 x 1600, 1927.18 KB)

I wasn't overly pleased with the results, actually. I apologize for the lens flare and ghosting again. I used a different lens for this set, and I forgot that it also had a UV Haze filter on it. Personally, I'd rate it as "decent." What's everyone else think of it?
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Decent too, it's good, but not something i'd use as a background or get printed.
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Old 25th April 2008, 03:57   #215
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I think you have achieved a better contrast and more naturalistic photograph with just the single normal exposure. Really I find HDR useful for starkly lit natural landscapes when the photographer didn't have the advantage of a cloudy day, or is shooting at mid-noon when shadows are darkest and highlights are blown. HDR bumps the mids/blacks/shadows up to ad more balance. Night photography is what I would describe as needing a lot of dark space, so HDR is pointless in this execution.
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Decent too, it's good, but not something i'd use as a background or get printed.
Care to elaborate? You know, give reason to your statement.
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Old 25th April 2008, 09:00   #216
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I think you have achieved a better contrast and more naturalistic photograph with just the single normal exposure.
In this casee, definitely, since the HDR offers hardly any additional information (except flare and ghosting ).

You might get a better result by just bringing the trees up a bit but leaving the sky and the (pretty evenly lit) building alone, but really that subject doesn't need any HDR tricks.
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Old 25th April 2008, 12:21   #217
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The reason I tried HDR for this one is because of the bright areas. If you look at the street lamps in the normal exposure versus the HDR image, you can see that they're quite a bit more drowned out in the former whereas they're more detailed in the latter. The normal exposure does look a lot more clean and clear, though. I might just try and fix up the normal exposure to see if I can make it better. I'll have some different shots up in the next few days.
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Old 27th April 2008, 02:53   #218
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img_4442[hdr].jpg

This one turned out better than the last. I took this shot from the top of the levee on the east bank of the Mississippi River near the intersection of River Rd and Convention St in Baton Rouge, LA. looking southwest (towards Port Allen) at the I-10 bridge.

I'll spare you the before and after shots. This image is comprised of three exposures, about two dozen layers, and three hours of post-process. Still not the best, though.
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Old 27th April 2008, 03:53   #219
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This is a great use of HDR. The reflections in the water wouldn't have been possible without the several exposures. To make the composition better I'd crop the photo to the lights, get rid of the unneeded things on each side.
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Old 27th April 2008, 04:11   #220
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I didn't crop this one because I wanted to show how I framed the original exposures. (Actually, I had to crop four pixels off the top and left sides of the original 3456x2304 image because of alignment issues, but that was it.) I'll probably go back and crop it more a bit later. I'm pretty happy with the way that one turned out, for the most part. I also just got done uploading another picture...

img_4433[hdr].jpg

I had my camera set up in the same spot for this shot as it was in the last one. I just turned it to face west directly across the river to catch this bigass tug boat. Not quite as much post-process as the last one, but almost.
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Old 13th May 2008, 07:20   #221
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I wish I actually realized how interesting boat wakes look in a sunset when I was out last summer. I could have taken some real nice shots. Alas, I didn't think of it. Perhaps next time. For now there is this not-so-good one.
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Old 27th May 2008, 20:41   #222
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I like the colors in that shot.

These two aren't HDR, but they did take a little post-process time to compile. They're composite shots using several bulb exposures layered together. The first one was taken at the intersection of River Rd and Convention St (looking east) in downtown Baton Rouge, LA. The second shot was taken from the pedestrian overpass above River Rd in between North Blvd and Government St (looking north) in Baton Rouge, also.

img_4452[100dpi].jpg
img_4495[100dpi].jpg


Here's my latest HDR submission:

img_4508[100dpi].jpg Normal exposure.
img_4509[hdr100dpi].jpg Final HDR image.

This is the old capital building in downtown Baton Rouge at the intersection of North Blvd and River Rd. I took these images (three exposures altogether) at the west gate (on River Rd) looking east at the building. This image took all three exposures, 60+ layers, and about five hours of post-process. Until I can build a new computer, my HDR images are going to look grainy like that simply because my current system (almost three years old now) isn't powerful enough to handle extreme high-quality without running out of resources.

Also, if anyone wants the full-resolution version, you can get it here (large file).
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Old 28th May 2008, 06:04   #223
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They need to change a light bulb (left post at top of staircase) and add a security camera (rightmost lamp post).

Very nice shots though. I can see the limited number of colors, especially in the full-res - is that something that a better system would fix, and if so, what kind of specs would you need to do the job to your liking?

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Old 28th May 2008, 06:32   #224
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Why do you need 60 layers? That's insane. The only reason you need that many is if you're retouching/mattepainting or dodging and burning like a motherfucker. There are simple ways to cut down processing timing. I've gotten mine down to a max of 15 minutes, sometimes an hour if a photo needs specific correcting/dodging.

What's taking so long?
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Old 29th May 2008, 14:01   #225
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I do manually what Photomatix does automatically. The number of layers I end up with depends on the settings I use when I make my selections. The tighter the tolerance I use, the more layers I end up with and the less grainy the image looks.


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They need to change a light bulb (left post at top of staircase) and add a security camera (rightmost lamp post).
Yeah, I noticed that after I took the shots. I was mad because it messed up my perfect picture. :P
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Old 31st May 2008, 06:46   #227
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Where were you?

You always seem to include boarders. It's a good thing.

I can tell you put a lot of work into lighting and making sure only the colors you wanted to show up, but despite all that work, the thing that gets me most is the curiousity as to what the hell the material the tiles are made of. They almost look like slate.

The pic is something that warrants some time spent looking at it. I will never pretend to be a photography critic, but I'll still say it's intriguing anyway.

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Old 31st May 2008, 13:40   #228
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looks a bit like FarCry2 concept art to me. Great shot!
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Exactly here.

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Old 18th June 2008, 01:46   #231
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But how can I post them? Is it have many times?
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but what are you trying to say? is it have any sense?
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To post a picture, click on the link below for some directions. Hopefully this helps.

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How did that happen? I just googled for a post that explained posting pics, and got shoutcast? Never noticed till now. I had no idea forums.shoutcast.com and forums.winamp.com were the same...

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Yeah, I knew about forums.shoutcast.com for a while. It's a good way to get past the proxies that have blocked forums.winamp.com
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Hey, what size [width] should I make photos now so that they fit perfectly wide on the new forum format (without breaking frames)?

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printscreen, paste in irfanview, selection

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Like this?


Edit - seems to work, but resizing was hard to find on that program, but I found it.

I've been using VSO lately to resize. It's right there in the right click menu and allows resizing of multiple pictures right away. I miss the "powertoys" that were around on XP.

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If you don't mind using command line get ImageMagick, it also has the best downsizing filter among the software I know of (properly implemented Lanczos).
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