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  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by dr4gon View Post
    What a great scene!

    How's this?



    Simple merge of the two pictures

    After curves adjustment





    Damn.... I really like this picture!


    Gave the first one a go too! Gave it more fall colors lol!

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    What do you think?
    Last edited by dr4gon; 10-18-2008 at 08:03 AM.
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    These all look nice. I guess I have to keep trying. How did you add the color to the trees and not the bridge?

    I have just started with Photoshop.

    I will have to watch a few tutorials.

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  3. #23
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    Did it with selective color. Under adjustments. Just chose the orange/red channels and tweaked them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JPhotoz View Post
    These all look nice. I guess I have to keep trying. How did you add the color to the trees and not the bridge?

    I have just started with Photoshop.

    I will have to watch a few tutorials.

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    He didn't - the bridge is changed as well.
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    Frank we must be using the same un calibrated monitor? I thought the color saturation and depth of color was nice in your adjustment, and I didn't see a squiggly line? I think one of the big "problems" with HDR is that many / most of us aren't trying for what is technicaly a true HDR image. Our visual impressions and artistic preferences sway our eyes and the images. I happen to like images with lots of water, large sweeping cloud formations, sunrise / sunset light effects, and sometimes I like to see them taken to the edge of being "not of this earth" is that really HDR? well no not really. I would say that understanding and being able to do "true" HDR would be a good thing before really manipulating? This is just my comment as I haven't even stepped up and tried this myself yet. Am I way off base with this? or am I am I talking more about image manipulation and not HDR?
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    I know that a lot of people do HDR to make it look erie. I thought it was so that you can get the best of both worlds. For instance: to be able to see the house and grass in the sunset picture and also the colors of the sunset. With a true sunset picture you just get the clouds & colors. You would not get the grass and house.

    That is what makes it work. It combines the exposures to get a perfect print. I think these are a personal thing too. It is just what a person is looking for. Don't get me wrong I like the weird look too.


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    People who wind up with strange looking HDR, in my estimation, are just enjoying taking the lighting way out of whack. There are several schools of thought, here, and those are just out-to-lunch or enjoying the playground. You can get similar results by over-sharoening and saturation blasts.

    I've always coinsidered improving the overall exposure of the image to be the true methodolgy. Normally, these are subtle shifts in the lighting, nothing too gross. But, then again, bringing up color saturation on clouds makes for a delightful looking image, if that is what you are going for. I think HDR would be better served if they just called that particular use and technique something entirely different, because it exceeds the intent of improving the original shot and starts down the path of "creative lighting", akin to painting with light and pixel manipulation.


    BTW, Jordan ... that's eerie ... not Erie, as in the Pennsylvania town. But then again, maybe that was what you meant. I haven't be to Erie, to be honest. Seen the Lake, though.
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    I am about 75 miles south of that EErie lake LOL and ypu know right down town they have a building called the terminal tower, and who all here is old enough to remember "the only damn river in the world that burns" dumps into the lake? Do a search on burning river cuyahoga cleveland ohio for some fun reading. And our world famous radio station, now a shadow of it's former self WMMS, has as its mascot, a buzzard. Man this is a strange place LOL
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