|28th April 2009, 12:28||#5236|
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TG, I feel you still missed the point. The lighting looks very artificial. If the sky is so dark, how are the rocks so well lit?
These days most of your real life compositions look right out of Pixar movies. If that's your intentions, then you are doing a great job. But if you want to make it look life like, you need to get out of the HDR trip. Too much of anything is not good.
|28th April 2009, 12:47||#5237|
This one looks better than the first one. Take Tanveer's advice. ND filter can create great magic if used judiciously.
|28th April 2009, 16:33||#5238|
I am waiting to finish off my exams for the semester, then will try some long exposures for sure! Yeah this is the Lone Cypress, Monterey Bay 17 mile drive.
Well I guess it is a phase. I am enjoying shooting those pics as of now. I like the surreal feel a lot. And if you feel they are right out of pixar, I am a very proud student pursuing his masters in visual effects and animation!!!
As time passes, I am sure to venture into lots more.
I am not stuck into HDR, i just seem to have a real soft spot for it thats all..here are 2 of my recent shots...no HDR of course!
Regards and thanks for all the critique and suggestions!
Last edited by Torqueguru : 28th April 2009 at 16:50.
|28th April 2009, 23:50||#5239|
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@TG, i hope you're posting your friends' pictures with their permissions...this being a public forum.
Nice pic anyway.
|29th April 2009, 00:38||#5241|
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Dilli Meri Jaan
@ Rudra Sir.
I read the previous conversations regarding the HDR and manual blending. I got pretty much influenced with your words and tried this using a recent shot I had taken. This is the output using a single RAW and using 7 different exposures. Please tell me where all I can improve. I have used Photomatix Pro3 and CS3 to get this result.
This is my first HDR of any sort and I personally feel that the exposure on the legs are a bit over. Other than that please let me know where all it can be improved and how.[/center]
Last edited by Rehaan : 29th April 2009 at 13:03. Reason: Hi, please dont "center" images. Image has been left aligned.
|29th April 2009, 08:36||#5245|
Manual blending: Idea here was to make you feel as if you're standing in the bathroom and looking outside. Tonal range processing in our brain is yet to be matched by a camera. Even worse in the case of digital where dynamic range is +- 5 stops as oppose to film's 9 stops.
Employ a tripod. It's a must. Aperture (f22) here was the same across. No question of edge fringing because it's a prime and expensive block (20mm) lens. 9 shots to get the final image below.
All of them were processed with same parameter from RAW to TIFF. Manual blending on Photoshop. Look at the tonal range here from maximum highlight to deepest shadow. Nowhere any details missing. NO HDR PROCESS HERE.
|29th April 2009, 09:40||#5248|
|29th April 2009, 13:37||#5249|
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|29th April 2009, 14:59||#5250|
Join Date: Apr 2009
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Good work guys, thanks to this thread, I have so many desktop wallpapers!
Here are some snaps that I took on my vacations!
The desserts are from Dubai,
The water's from Goa &
The farm and the school with the Indian flag is from a village near Bhimashankar.