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21-04-2012, 13:54   #1
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Just a few images from Wortley, will post more as I process them.


The Wortley Arms HDR by PaulDCocker, on Flickr


St Leonards Church, Wortley by PaulDCocker, on Flickr
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21-04-2012, 14:44   #2
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Also Bolsterstone;


Bolsterstone looking down to Ewden by PaulDCocker, on Flickr
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21-04-2012, 20:09   #3
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Very nice
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23-04-2012, 07:40   #4
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Can u post a bit of tech info ? What camera /lens /exposure ?

Also what HDR s/w did you use to process ?

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23-04-2012, 09:15   #5
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1st Image.

Shot with Canon 5D, 17-40 4L Lens at 17mm, f/7.1, 100 ISO (I try never to shoot higher when doing HDR)

Shot 5 exposures -2, -1, 0, 1, 2 EV put together with Photomatix (great program) and then some post-processing in photoshop.

Pretty much same for the others as well.

Hope this helps.

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23-04-2012, 11:27   #6
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Do you find the results are much different with -2, 0 and +2?

I'd have hoped a RAW from a 5D would be able to go a stop each way easily (so you can get the +1 data from the 0 or +2 file, if you see what I mean?)
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23-04-2012, 11:33   #7
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Yes, I agree. I always used to shoot as you say, three raw files, but for some reason I feel I get better results from shooting five, plus when shooting manually I know it's three clicks on the dial to the next EV.

I could process as five and just shoot three but as I'm there I might as well shoot the other two. Some people swear by shooting seven, or even nine, but that really does sound excessive to me.

I will say it also depends on the conditions, if the scene in question doesn't offer a great tonal/textural range then why shoot beyond that when three would cover it. All subjective I guess but I might try processing this image with three files to see if there is a difference and to convince myself!

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23-04-2012, 11:36   #8
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excellent. Out of interest, which Photomatix? essentilas or the full one ?
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Yes, I agree. I always used to shoot as you say, three raw files, but for some reason I feel I get better results from shooting five, plus when shooting manually I know it's three clicks on the dial to the next EV.

I could process as five and just shoot three but as I'm there I might as well shoot the other two. Some people swear by shooting seven, or even nine, but that really does sound excessive to me.

I will say it also depends on the conditions, if the scene in question doesn't offer a great tonal/textural range then why shoot beyond that when three would cover it. All subjective I guess but I might try processing this image with three files to see if there is a difference and to convince myself!

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Fair enough - I only ever do three because I rarely have a tripod, so the software has a hard enough task lining everything up as it is! Just wondered if the extra shots added much - as you say, it depends
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GA - Photomatix Pro v4.1 I think (I'm at work so guessing the version number)

Six, I always shoot any HDR on a tripod with a shutter release, though I never approach the scene with it on the tripod as it limits your movement before you've found where you're going to shoot it from. (ie: makes me lazy)
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Six, I always shoot any HDR on a tripod with a shutter release, though I never approach the scene with it on the tripod as it limits your movement before you've found where you're going to shoot it from. (ie: makes me lazy)
I always go out without a tripod - I've been made lazy
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23-04-2012, 12:30   #12
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good images. but my brother does the same, messing arround with the sky

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I always go out without a tripod - I've been made lazy
I do want a lightweight tripod. At present I have a Manfrotto 55XPROB and a heavy duty joystick head and it's like carrying a scafolding pole around with you.
Luckily I was in the car when I shot this so just had to lug it from the boot!
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good images. but my brotehr does the same, messing arround with the sky
Cool, thanks I think.
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23-04-2012, 18:01   #15
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Another Bolsterstone image, wish I'd gotten the bench on though!


Bolsterstone Sign by PaulDCocker, on Flickr
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23-04-2012, 18:50   #16
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Another Bolsterstone image, wish I'd gotten the bench on though!


Bolsterstone Sign by PaulDCocker, on Flickr
one more step backwards and you would have got more than the bench
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23-04-2012, 20:13   #17
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Yeah, but luckily I live 5 mins away so I can reshoot it.

Another of St Leonards, Wortley.


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24-04-2012, 20:25   #18
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Paul, you already know that I am a fan of your work. I just think you have to be careful of overkill with HDR unless you are specifically doing it for special effect. As I've said before, your eye and execution is world class in my humble opinion, but don't get too addicted to over-processing, subtle is best.... just saying
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Andy, I agree I have a tendency to over process. It's the graphic designer in me wanting everything to look like a picture.

Cheers for the feedback and all the best.

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