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  1. #31
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    way to go sparkie, i been watching and know
    it's been sometime in the making. and of course
    i can't forget Don(or should i say Yoda) and all
    his wisdom

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    Red face HDR is not really going to offer much to this ...

    Frank, I believe what has been posted is about the best looking rendition of this I can figure out. HDR reveals nothing in the shadows or sky, due mainly to the lack of sunlight and overcast nature of the shot. You are struggling for contrast with the available light as it is, not reducing light to pull it out.

    Also, I hit it with a slight reduction 5% in hue, 10% increase in Saturation and 5% decrease in lightness to come up with this:

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    The moodiness is the real "magic" in the image.

    There is a bit of noise to consider, because the original was underexposed and we are pushing it.

    As an afterthought, I used the distort command to reshape (stretch) the right side of the image to fill in the frame, in the lower corner, while maintaining the horizon ...

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    There are a number of different ways to approach this ... other than the distort (which, BTW, did change the shape of the cabin a bit), such as cloning in more grass or cropping the bottom, which would tend to apparently stretch out the overall length of the photo.

    Just my impressions. Good luck with it.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 11-18-2008 at 03:46 PM.
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    Okay ... I popped a quick tutorial on dynax digital (<- click this link), Frank, for how to do it ... but w/o the direct keyboard instruction.

    Hopefully, that will be good enough.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
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    Just went and checked it out. Great job. Hope to see some posts with it being used.
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    Hey Frank ... now that we have made it a reality ... do you see what I meant about how the entire image tells a story? With your original shack shots ... you simply missed the "background" support. Now, the true scope of the tale has been told! The shack is the obvious subject (despite being only 10% of the image) ... and the grand vista ... Yes ... speaking volumes. That is not "negative space." Very cool!

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    Last edited by DonSchap; 11-18-2008 at 09:45 PM.
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    Now the shack is ready to go hunting! (now that it has a view!)
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