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Old 07-20-2007, 02:43 AM
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Hdr!!

I have wanted to be able to make HDR images for soooo long... I finally splurged and bought Photomatix (after struggling and crying over that free program which has a nonsense name beginning with q - lol). Here's two images that helped sell Photomatix and a couple more I have done since I bought it.

I'd love you guys' and gal' thoughts on these! Thanks!
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Old 07-20-2007, 04:17 AM
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Re: Hdr!!

Great results.

Personally, I'm more a fan of Artizen. I find I have more control over the results.

One technique I've found for great images it to create an HDR image, tone map it and then convert to monochrome like this one ... http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/29440958/

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Old 07-20-2007, 05:32 AM
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Awesome link, Pete. I love b/w too! My favorite will always be color though, overall.

I will check out the program you mentioned as well. Thanks!
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Old 07-20-2007, 06:31 AM
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My thought is "it's not fair" I love hdr images and i am left with the one with the funny name until i win some money ( might of worked out how to use it by then )
I like all the images but especially the ones with the red sky
off to sulk for a while

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Old 07-20-2007, 07:36 AM
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Re: Hdr!!

thanks, Palms! And believe me I know how you feel! I have been wanting to do this for forever it seems!
FYI - I try out both Photomatix and the one "Swamp Donkey" posted (had to 'say' that name just once, Pete - lol). I just downloaded the trial of Artizen. It will be interesting to see how the two compare.

And actually it is very fair. I worked my pho-to-graphin' butt off last month and deserved the treat (that along with my new lens - haha).

The free program - q-whatever - I could not figure that out to save my life - but then, I didn't read the directions either... might have helped?
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Old 07-20-2007, 10:44 AM
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Nice dramatic pics Dawn.

So what's the fixation with Graveyards about?
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Old 07-20-2007, 11:33 AM
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Aaah, correction, my dear Gary - graveyard, not yards... lol

It really just happened that this particular day I finally had the chance to head to our local cemetery for some artistic playing around, which I have also been wanting to do for forever. Anyway, so I decided that I was going to finally download Photomatix and give it a shot on these. Just kinda - happened - lol.

and besides, our graveyard is a really interesting place. There's a mass Confederate soldiers' grave there, 2 of John Hancock's grandsons are buried there, the witch's grave, and lots of other stories buried there...

Thanks, btw! I looove dramatic images!!
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Old 07-21-2007, 03:26 AM
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Just as long as you're not going "Gothic" on us.

No, I agree graveyards can be interesting places, particularly if it's an old one. The old stones and memorials always seem to have been done with more style and interest than they are nowadays and you can get some great angles and detail with them.

Don't know who John Hancock is, so guess I'm gonna have to hit the Google again.

EDIT: Ah, so that's who he is! Well you can understand why someone from my side of the pond wouldn't know who he was. I mean, over here he'd just be another in a long line of rebellious colonials with a penchant for signing documents .

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Old 07-22-2007, 12:47 AM
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LOL - Gary you really have me rolling here!! Seriously though, I had not noticed you weren't American... Well, I am sure I have noticed before - but just didn't stick in my mind. Sorry 'bout that... hehe
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the first break of light always amazes me, this picture amazes me more
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