Hi Steve,

I've been practicing HDR photography and would like to know if you think this photo is good or is it over-done.

I used Photomatrix Pro version 3 to process the images.

I have attached all the photos used to make this HRD image.

I started at 1/125; f7.1, 1/200; f7.1, 1/320;  f7.1, 1/500; f7.1,

Charles

 

 

 

Hi Charles -

How are you?  I think some of your readers subs are coming out this Saturday.  The summer was really hectic with my son here and I tried to get all my columns out ahead.  Now I'm back on a normal schedule.

Looking at your HDR shot I do think it had too much color saturation.  The dynamic range seems just about right which is really the reason you should use HDR.. with the color adjusted a bit you'd have a very realistic image.

For sure you're getting better at this.

Take care

 
Steve

 

Steve

By the way on he same day I photographed Democracy Monument and here are two photos, one is a HDR and the other just normal.


Both of them were taken with the use of a tripod.
photo was 1/320, f9, iso 100

Charles

 

 

 

 

Hi Charles -

I like the non-HDR one better.. the color casts on the HDR sample were distracting.  The non-HDR one showed sufficient dynamic range for the scene, so really no need to HDR it anyway.. though there are some other image processing steps you could have used to clean it up some.

Yes, as you can see in your HDR version the camera moved significantly between exposures, more than Photomatix could compensate for.

We'll be having a review of PhotoMatix coming out soon.  We're working with the software developers to make sure we're up to date on the latest version and using it to its maximum potential, and then we'll write the review.  I'm hoping this review will help everyone using HDR..


Steve

 

Steve

thank you, you are right after looking at the final image I went back and re-did the image, this time using Dynamic Photo HDR 4.
 
By the way I am looking for a better tripod, I want one that can be about 1.8 metre high without extending the center column, can you advise me where the best place to go look for one.
 
Charles

 

 

 

Charles -

Much better!  The colors are still a big saturated, but well within the realm of personal taste.

I think you're getting the hang of this.


Steve

 

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