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Amsterdam Sundown by Talescaper Amsterdam Sundown by Talescaper
Another HDR experiment, taken on the roof of my house, using a 300mm lens. Unfortunately, the wind was so strong that I didn't really get a stable shot, even with a tripod.
When creating the HDR, I also noticed that the dark areas are riddled with the kind of noise one gets from a high ISO on a digital sensor. Which is odd, since I used the 100 ASA setting.
Eventually, I chose three shots and combined them with PhotoMatix. If anyone has any suggestions or commentary, feel free to make them :D
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Okay, first off I have to say I personally never shot HDR but I have read stuff about this, so I will not talk from personal experience.

First off, I think it is an excellent choice of HDR. I do like HDR, but I think many people use it with images where I think it just does not add anything to the image, but in this case I think it is really well chosen.

Now, as you have already pointed out, of course it is a problem if the camera is not totally still, but this is indeed hard to manage if you have to fight with a wind like that. You only could wait for another day, where the weather condition is more to your liking.

I couldn't tell where the grain comes from, probably it also has to do with the slightly moving camera, that the program then makes this "mistake"?

While I think the sky turned out very well, I am not too happy about the town. Not mainly colourwise but especially in contrast to the sky it looks rather flat and not very interesting. I am not sure where this might come from, but probably the light situation was not the best when taking the shot?

But anyways, it is not a bad experiment, keep on experimenting and I'm sure you will get great HDR images. There are also lots of great tutorials on deviantART which will help you.
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Cootjeb Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
Ik mis nog een beetje het HDR effect waarbij er een soort extra licht doorschijnt (geen idee hoe ik dit helder kan uitleggen) persoonlijk vind ik dat erg mooi aan HDR!

Je zou dat eens moeten proberen op deze foto's. Ben benieuwd naar het effect!
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Talescaper Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Het grappige is dat 'het HDR effect' helemaal niets te maken heeft met extra doorschijnend licht. Wat ik al eerder probeerde uit te leggen, is dat High Dynamic Range fotografie een techniek is om verschillend belichte foto's zo samen te voegen dat de details in felle èn minder felle gebieden beide zichtbaar worden, vandaar hoge dynamische rijkweidte. Hier zie je dat de details in de wolken èn in de stad eronder zichtbaar zijn. Dat is het enige effect dat HDR daadwerkelijk beoogt.
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Cootjeb Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009
En zo leer ik hier ook nog wat (hoewel ik toch vooral het visuele effect altijd belangrijker vind dan een technisch goede foto, maar dat is natuurlijk persoonlijk)

In elk geval thnx voor de uitleg! Ga me eens wat meer in de techniek verdiepen want dat het er goed uit ziet is een feit!
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suzkha Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Where in A'dam is this?
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Talescaper Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Wibautstraat, schuin tegenover het oude Volkskrantgebouw :)
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suzkha Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
oh ja, daar ben ik wel eens langs geweest in de metro en tram :D
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TomeX86 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009
Just perfect :)
Fix trees on orange color and It's going to be spot on :D

Really nice job
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Talescaper Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I think the orange colour on the trees is a ghosting effect caused by the wind shaking both the camera and the trees themselves...
Thanks anyway :)
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TomeX86 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009
You have right, I though about a little retouch ;). It will make a photo bit more clear. Anyway it's really, really nice hdr. I love it
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