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Re: Captured an awesome travel pic lately?

personally I like the first one better. What do you mean HDR?
With lots of sky and water I prefer iso200, the blue/green spectrum seems to be less washed out. (from old film days) I think I would have increased the color sat in post on number 2.
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Re: Captured an awesome travel pic lately?

High Dynamic Range. You take multiple images at different exposures and combine them so that you get more dynamic range in the image than the sensor can provide. For example, If you take a picture in a typical room with a window, you can either expose for the room or the window, but not both. With HDR, you can take a shot exposed for the room and combine it with a shot exposed for the window and get an image where the room and the window are exposed properly.

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Re: Captured an awesome travel pic lately?


kvbarkley wrote:

High Dynamic Range. You take multiple images at different exposures and combine them so that you get more dynamic range in the image than the sensor can provide. For example, If you take a picture in a typical room with a window, you can either expose for the room or the window, but not both. With HDR, you can take a shot exposed for the room and combine it with a shot exposed for the window and get an image where the room and the window are exposed properly.


Right.  My shot of the tall lighthouse is a perfect example.  The sun was at right angle [to my left as I took the picture] to my shooting direction, which left the side facing me in shadow.  As a result, the lighthouse surface looks dark, and that is after being brightened up a bit in Photoshop.

 

I took three separate exposures.  One at normal exposure, one that was underexposed, and one that was overexposed.  This last exposure captured the surface of the light house quite a bit brighter than the original, single exposure.  The underexposure helped to correct the color of the sky, which was saturated in the single exposure.  The images were combined, and then further processed in Photoshop to balance out the colors as I had remembered them. 

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Re: Captured an awesome travel pic lately?

"What do you mean HDR?"

High Dynamic Range. To expand a little further is a way to increase the DR of a camera sensor.  Or for that matter, film.  It isn't a new concept.  It has just recently gotten some notice by still digital photographers. But it has been around for a long time.

 

It depends on the user taking multiple exposures, usually three for a DSLR but by no means is 3 the limit.  Astro-photographers can take hundreds.  However 3 to 5 is common.  It does not help in all situations and some it should be avoided.  For instance already high contrast or color saturated situations.  Possibly a lot of movement in the shot. Things like that.  Great places for its use is like the example of the dark room and a bright window given above. A rather normal scene will benefit less.

 

There is also HDR video and TV sets.  Even smart phones!  It's here and it is here to stay.

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Oh, BTW, HDR final photos are fully editable in Photoshop or any of the post editing software.  This can further enhance the shot.

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Re: Captured an awesome travel pic lately?

Sunrise over Yosemite Valley this past weekend. Colored in Lightroom.

 

Left Los Angeles at 1am on Friday night to drive all the way up here and experience this from the Tunnel View overlook. Absolutely worth the exhaustion and skipping breakfast. 

 

Canon 1D Mark IV | Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L | f/7.1, 1/800, ISO400

 

Yosemite Valley

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Re: Captured an awesome travel pic lately?

Wow, it was definitely worth the trip! This must have been absolutely stunning to see in person. Thanks for sharing!

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Re: Captured an awesome travel pic lately?

Yosemite Tunnel View

 

Yosemite Tunnel View

 

Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II, EF28-70 f/2.8, 1/400 @ f/8

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Smiley Happy I like.

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Blue Spruce in Falls Park.

EOD 1Ds Mk III with ef 24-70mm f2.8L II.  HDR image no exif.

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