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    Default 2 of my best HDR's IMO - Drydock

    Today I went down into the drydock to explore the ship from underneath. I took the camera in the even of getting a good shot and ended up getting possibly 2 of the best HDR's I have ever taken.


    The one of the ship is actually a panoramic HDR, meaning because of the angle and size of the ship, I had to take 3 seperate exposures of 3 different shots, so 9 shots in total. Merge them to make 3 individual HDR's and then photomerge them to create the final image. There are a few issues I need to sort out in photoshop, but as straight photomatix goes it turned out well...





    And another of the anchor chain....

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    Default Re: 2 of my best HDR's IMO - Drydock

    Love that really imposing composition in the first shot. Really gives a good perspective of the size of those things.

    Good foreground interest in the chain shot also.

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    Default Re: 2 of my best HDR's IMO - Drydock

    thanks mate

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    Default Re: 2 of my best HDR's IMO - Drydock

    Don't think I've seen one so big Goose!!


    Paul.

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    Default Re: 2 of my best HDR's IMO - Drydock

    Quote Originally Posted by Bilbo_baggin View Post
    Don't think I've seen one so big Goose!!


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    Ba doom boom tssccch...

    thats what she said ;-)

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    Default Re: 2 of my best HDR's IMO - Drydock

    Being an amatuer I don't have a clue about the tech speak from Mr Sparhawk ;-) but agree that first one is an excellent pic imho

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    Default Re: 2 of my best HDR's IMO - Drydock

    cheers bud. Im going to go back down into the dock tonight around 7.15pm, just after sunset to re-take the black and white one. From 7.00-7.45pm is golden hour tonight... just the right light so it should look fantastic if I get it right

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    Default Re: 2 of my best HDR's IMO - Drydock

    it is a big un, good stuff
    see my website at [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

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    Default Re: 2 of my best HDR's IMO - Drydock

    Both very good. Not just pictures but also works of art. Well done. (">

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    Default Re: 2 of my best HDR's IMO - Drydock

    Outstanding shots matey! So the first is what's know as a 'vertorama' then? You should check out a guy called klause herman who does some great work in the same way! But yeah the second one too has great foreground interest and a classic photomatix! Job well done!

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    Default Re: 2 of my best HDR's IMO - Drydock

    Seriously... Do you actually work there or do you take your packed lunch the wife makes you along with your camera and just take pictures/videos all day making out it is a 'job'!

    Great pics. I do want to be critical of the second one however.. I am no expert so I do not expect anyone to care, but the red on the boat in the background is very very noisy. It is almost like a badly compressed jpeg. I think you could crop it and it would still be a great capture. Of course this could be the result you were expecting?

    All I can say is keep up the good work (<-------- insert sarcasm smiley here) and keep posting the images until you get a proper job.
    We all make mistakes sometimes

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    Default Re: 2 of my best HDR's IMO - Drydock

    What camera are you using Mr Goose ?????

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    Default Re: 2 of my best HDR's IMO - Drydock

    Quote Originally Posted by roofio View Post
    Outstanding shots matey! So the first is what's know as a 'vertorama' then? You should check out a guy called klause herman who does some great work in the same way! But yeah the second one too has great foreground interest and a classic photomatix! Job well done!
    Thanks mate. Ill check out this guy later. Ive only really just started with HDR, and although not every shot needs it, I tend to look for scenes specifically that will have an impact when HDR'd.

    Seriously... Do you actually work there or do you take your packed lunch the wife makes you along with your camera and just take pictures/videos all day making out it is a 'job'!

    Great pics. I do want to be critical of the second one however.. I am no expert so I do not expect anyone to care, but the red on the boat in the background is very very noisy. It is almost like a badly compressed jpeg. I think you could crop it and it would still be a great capture. Of course this could be the result you were expecting?

    All I can say is keep up the good work (<-------- insert sarcasm smiley here) and keep posting the images until you get a proper job.
    sadly i do work here, and its very hard going at times. there are the odd occasions at weekends where i do get some free time. Like sats and suns. Next week I plan to take a trip to great yarmouth to take some HDR shots of a WW2 Pillbox that was uncovered on a beach after the recent tidal surge. keep your eyes peeled. Actually I do agree with the red being a bit shouty. Maybe ill tone down the saturation on the ships hull later and see what effect that has.

    What camera are you using Mr Goose ?????
    the camera is a basic Nikon D3100. I have wanted to upgrade for ages but just cant find the funds.

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    Default Re: 2 of my best HDR's IMO - Drydock

    After looking again I think it is all software. The first image has some banding in the sky which I am sure can be repaired in photoshop.

    Keep it up though!
    We all make mistakes sometimes

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    Default Re: 2 of my best HDR's IMO - Drydock

    my PS skills arent fantastic so if anyone wants to have a play with the image feel free ;-)

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    Default Re: 2 of my best HDR's IMO - Drydock

    It will just be some sliders that need adjusting slightly and marked regions I would expect? Some of the experts might be able to lend a hand here.
    We all make mistakes sometimes

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    Default Re: 2 of my best HDR's IMO - Drydock

    Yeah thats the key Goose. There is a temptation to do everything in hdr and it really is something that can make or break a good shot. choose wisely indeed. But thats really just for the HDR toning process. Nothing wrong with combining three exposures to avoid a silhouette. HDR is really a way of capturing more of that dynamic range that you see with your eye which is way more complex than camera sensor.

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    Default Re: 2 of my best HDR's IMO - Drydock

    You might be better off with lightroom !!!! Usual places ;-)

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    Default Re: 2 of my best HDR's IMO - Drydock

    A few more from this year's drydock







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    Default Re: 2 of my best HDR's IMO - Drydock

    Very imposing still Goose.

    You must feel dwarfed when standing underneath.

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