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    HDR attempt

    i tried to make this HDR from just one image. I changed the exposure on two of the images then merged them. This is what I came out with.


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    What's the original look like? I think you've posted a railroad shot like this before. Usually HDR shows the actual image with just more bright highlights and colors and can take more than 2 shots to merge.

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    Looks like you used a flashlight ... that is a different effect, for sure.

    Here's one for ya, Frank ... I shot today. I call it: "Pullin' mud!"

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    I did post the original before but here it is so you don't have to look for it. The question I asked was never answered can you make a HDR from just one image?
    Thanks Frank

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    The original looks much better. For the record, technically you cannot create a high dynamic range image from one capture. There is nothing stopping you from trying, but it isn't HDR.

    You need at least 3 images (-2, 0, +2) and for best results sometimes 5 or 7.
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    Okay, yes, it can be done ... it's not quite a dramatic ... but, yes.

    HDR
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    It's more like playing with exposure than anything else ... and important detail is most certainly lost or imperceivable

    Personally ... posterized is my preferred technique.

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    Then, you could vignette and throw a frame around it ... just for grins Similar to your initial effort.

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    There are so many ways to skin this cat ... HDR? Not so much.
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    HDR is a completely different process altogether, and has nothing to do with Photoshop filters or creating artificial looking effects.
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    Agreed ... but I was looking for impact, to hell with exposure adjustment. I see nothing to be gained with it, in this particular image, so I abandoned the pursuit for expediency and artistic challenge.

    As the Canonites might add: YMMV

    My own limited vision, I suppose.

    Frank probably knows what he's after.
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    Actually in RAW mode (YMMV since I don't know if it's with all cameras), I've seen some HDR images done with multiple images and 1 just by adjusting the exposure and the results were nearly the same. So I guess it is doable.

    Just bump the exposures both ways in the RAW format and try merging them together.
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