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#1 David Pavlich

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Posted 02 April 2016 - 09:34 PM

Built in the 1850s.  Used to process sugar cane from the South Louisiana cane fields.  5DIII, Tamron 35mm f1.8, ISO100, f8, 7 exposures, HDR in Photomatix Pro 5, tone mapped.

 

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Posted 02 April 2016 - 09:51 PM

Cool shot David, love the history too!



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Posted 03 April 2016 - 12:07 AM

Very nice composition of a historic structure but I feel that the blue channel is a little too dominant, especially in patches of sky peeking through the trees. It is only an opinion.

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Posted 03 April 2016 - 10:34 AM

Very nice composition of a historic structure but I feel that the blue channel is a little too dominant, especially in patches of sky peeking through the trees. It is only an opinion.

Heck, this is all about opinions.  I know that HDR isn't everyone's favorite form of processing as it certainly exaggerates things.  I'll post a natural shot of this I took a couple months back.  I value opinions otherwise I wouldn't let you guys and gals see my shots. :-)

 

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Posted 03 April 2016 - 10:35 AM

I know some are not fans of HDR but I like it in this one. 



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Posted 03 April 2016 - 10:39 AM

Here's a "natural" shot of the ruins taken a while back.  I forgot all the settings.

 

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Posted 03 April 2016 - 10:56 AM

Like this shot.
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Posted 03 April 2016 - 11:01 AM

Now I am confused. I like them both. I would like to see an in-between version. If I had to pick one it is the natural shot. Really interesting seeing before and after.



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Posted 03 April 2016 - 11:50 AM

Me confused too.

I find myself responding to both.

I like the warm colours on the bricks in the second one and that great highlight on the chimney.

And I like the way the bright green foliage interplays with the dark brickwork in the first one.

Thanks



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Posted 03 April 2016 - 01:06 PM

I really like the "au naturel"version of the image!

 

And, for the record, I am anything but opposed to HDR which I find indispensable for certain, high contrast, scenes. But then we have, not only opinions and personal tastes, but also my theory that not all of us perceive color in exactly the same way. I personally stay away from Photomatix tone mapping because I am not sure that I know how to control it.



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Posted 03 April 2016 - 09:33 PM

I really like the "au naturel"version of the image!

 

And, for the record, I am anything but opposed to HDR which I find indispensable for certain, high contrast, scenes. But then we have, not only opinions and personal tastes, but also my theory that not all of us perceive color in exactly the same way. I personally stay away from Photomatix tone mapping because I am not sure that I know how to control it.

I generally take the most mild version of the image from the presets and use that as my starting point and adjust from there.  It works pretty well for me.

 

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