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Old 22nd September 2008, 11:21   #3916
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Agree with Rudra on that. Specialy clouds are overexposed and lost details. I think you should try and getmore blue into the sky.

But the pic is lovely.Pretty landscape.

Followingis the image of Srisailam dam at night.
Great pic, but due to the bright lights of the dam, the action is too dark. If you had composed it such that the dam lights were not visible, just the torrent of water, it would have been better, since the silky effect of the water would have been better.

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From my recent trip to rishikesh.......
Camera used is a simple sony cybershot
The Photograph is nice, but you are shooting against the sun, which leads to washed out sky. Always try to position yourself so that the sun is somewhat behind you. But afternoon light is afternoon light, you can't do much about it
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Old 22nd September 2008, 11:23   #3917
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Following is the image of Srisailam dam at night.

Wow nice one ! do you remember the settings by any chance
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Old 22nd September 2008, 20:26   #3918
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Recently Went to Niagara Falls NY.

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This pic was clicked from the Helicoptor Sony Cybershot(Love my Cam)
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Old 22nd September 2008, 21:59   #3919
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Hi Riju,
If you are using using photomatix then try using the Light smoothing to High,Strength in the range of 50-70 and luminosity low to get natural looking picture. Just play around with the settings to get the photograph the way you'ld like. Also another thing, you'll need to work with the contrast in photoshop/or some other tool after you get the HDR.
BTW in this photograph how many photos have you used for HDR? Looks like you may need 4-5 pics at different exposures to get all things right.
Hope this helps.
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Old 22nd September 2008, 22:44   #3920
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Hi Friends !

My first one here:

Taj - A Love Poem !

Absolutely no editing / post-processing was done on this image - it comes straight from the camera .... and straight from the heart !!
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Hi Riju,
If you are using using photomatix then try using the Light smoothing to High,Strength in the range of 50-70 and luminosity low to get natural looking picture. Just play around with the settings to get the photograph the way you'ld like. Also another thing, you'll need to work with the contrast in photoshop/or some other tool after you get the HDR.
BTW in this photograph how many photos have you used for HDR? Looks like you may need 4-5 pics at different exposures to get all things right.
Hope this helps.
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Kaushik it was 4 shots ranging from -2 to +2. I kinda lost patience man .Anyways next time around I wont be shooting HDR's unless provoked by nature.
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[/b]Absolutely no editing / post-processing was done on this image - it comes straight from the camera .... and straight from the heart !!
You mean camera's post-processing heart?
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Old 22nd September 2008, 23:48   #3923
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@Samurai !

Thanks ! And you are right ... the heart of the camera lies in the photographer .... just like photographer's heart lies in the camera ;-)

The Love Song continues ...

(with minimal adjustment of contrast).
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MonkSansFerrari,That is a very unique and lovely shot of the Taj..Lovely..

Riju, was there a shot which was exposed properly for the Clouds? If so then you should be able to get the details out. Here's what I got while using HDR,and that too from a single shot. I just used the canon's RAW converter to get 3 different photos at different exposures,[you can still find that there is one small speck which got blown out in both the shots but was luckily able to retrieve others]
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Kaushik, now that is a perfect example of good HDR. I never get it right, so I have stopped trying HDR.
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Old 23rd September 2008, 00:54   #3926
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Thanks Samurai, it was my first tryst with photomatics and I just loved the results. Tried different techniques in Photoshop before but never was able to get it right to my taste. Also heard from other photographer friends that even CS2 HDR doesn't give as good result as this software. You can give it a shot and it has a trial version with all the supported features but will add a watermark at the end. There are few more HDR's shared in my album, Ladakh- Pangong Tso - a set on Flickr [ I hope it's ok to post a link here]. Only grouse is that if the image contain noise then it got really accentuated some time. You need to get the exposures right for the different lightings.
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kaushik, they are exceptional pics...
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Old 23rd September 2008, 07:57   #3928
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Great pic, but due to the bright lights of the dam, the action is too dark. If you had composed it such that the dam lights were not visible, just the torrent of water, it would have been better, since the silky effect of the water would have been better.
I do have a pic with similar composition that you have mentioned.



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Wow nice one ! do you remember the settings by any chance
Hi PraJeep,

Settings that I have used to click this pic:

ISO:100
Focal Length: 18mm
f-number(Aperture): 3.5
Shutter speed: 30seconds

Camera: Canon 400D
Lens: Kit llens

Hi MonkSansFerrari,

Awesome pic. Its still my dream to click Taj. Kudos
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Kaushik: I loved the second picture. Amazing!!!

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@Kaushik
Excellant shots. Can we also have the originals? Just to compare the PPs done?
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