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#1 David Pavlich

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Posted 25 November 2016 - 05:57 PM

This is part of an old sawmill display. Wrong lens to get it all in, but I was in a local park hoping for some wildlife. HDR done in Photomatix Pro 5. I just printed this on Red River Metallic...even if you don't care for HDR, you'd have to admit that on the metallic paper, it's just way cool. :-) XGChgNJ.jpg David

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Posted 25 November 2016 - 11:21 PM

Really cool colors and subject David. I love it, and would like to see it on that metallic paper!

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Posted 26 November 2016 - 08:39 AM

It GLOWS !

Fascinating photo !



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Posted 26 November 2016 - 04:34 PM

Thanks for the kind words!  Last night, I decided to pull a print from a frame and put this shot in the frame to take to the market to see if anyone would be interested in it.  Sold it!  The guy looked at it and said he really liked it, but walked away.  Half hour later, he bought it! 

 

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Posted 26 November 2016 - 08:28 PM

Wow. Congrats!

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Posted 27 November 2016 - 11:16 AM

Good one, David.

I noted the comments in Facebook on your picture, and thought about the differences between how a photographer might view a photograph and how a "civilian" would. ;)

I can easily see how that photo might drill down directly to someone's emotions.

Your customer got a real bargain !



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Posted 27 November 2016 - 11:20 AM

David
Did you use any special in-camera settings, or just regular settings and then HDR all in post?

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Posted 27 November 2016 - 04:37 PM

You're pretty much spot on Roderick.  The idea is to sell prints, not to garner critical acclaim.  I know HDR isn't everyone's cup of tea in the photographer's world, but colors and/or different images are what catch the consumer's eye.  I sold a B&W print of two sailboats passing in Mandeville Harbor that was okay in color, but in B&W, the customer took one look and bought it.  I also sold an HDR of that lathe I posted.  The guy used to run a lathe and didn't hesitate to buy it.  It's going in his office and I'm sure he'll get a lot of comments from machinists that work for him now.

 

Mark....I don't use any sort of HDR programming in camera.  I start out by taking a test shot in AV, ISO100, and whatever f number I'll be using.  I check to see what the camera chose as the proper shutter speed and use that as my middle exposure.  For the sake of this discussion, the camera chose 1/40.  So what I did was put the camera in manual, ISO100, f4 and the first shot was 1/15, then 1/25, then 1/40, then 1/60, and lastly, 1/100.  Put those 5 in Light Room, choose one and do a Lens Correction only.  Highlight the 5 exposures and Sync them.  Now send them to Photomatix Pro 5 and look through the presets.  I pick one I like as a starting point and tweak it a little. 

 

Send it back to LR for anything else it may need like cropping or maybe some dodge and burn and that's it.  I like HDR for stuff like this steam engine. 

 

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Posted 02 December 2016 - 03:44 PM

I went back to the park armed with my 35 Tamron instead of the 70-200 AND my tripod AND my remote release.  This is the other side of the steam engine:

 

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