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#1 Kerry Gordon

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Posted 23 May 2016 - 05:13 PM

Well here we go.  This is my first posting of a photo and also my first HDR photo.  A lot of firsts here actually since this was shot with my first "real" camera (since my Canon FTb back in the early 70s.)  My weapon of choice is now a Fujifilm Xt-1 and I shot this pic with an 18 - 135 mm f/3.5-5.6 at ISO 200, 30.9mm, f/22 (to capture the sun star) at 1/30 sec hand held thanks to the OIS lens.

I would love to get whatever feedback you think might be helpful to improve my photos so please don't be shy.  I hope I've downloaded the photo properly.Attached File  Tree House HDR-45.jpg   181.68KB   0 downloads

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Posted 24 May 2016 - 05:27 AM

Very very nice Kerry.

The star burst sun is very stylish, the colours are great and you got the posting situation sorted !


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Posted 24 May 2016 - 06:24 AM

Very nice Kerry - very nice! 


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Posted 24 May 2016 - 07:25 AM

That's great for your first HDR. Great color

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Posted 24 May 2016 - 08:43 AM

Nice work!  The diffraction spikes make the shot.  Welcome to the site!



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Posted 24 May 2016 - 08:52 AM

That's a great shot!

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Posted 24 May 2016 - 09:24 AM

Thank you all for your positive feedback.  It was a strange process because when I took the shot all I could see with the sun directly behind was a black silhouette  and the sun shining through the hole.  I knew I wanted to get the star burst but I had no idea, for example, that there were clouds in the sky or colour in the clouds until I brought down the highlights in Lightroom.  Similarly I had no awareness of the trees to the left or the texture of wood framing until I brought up the shadows in post.  I'm still not quite sure how I feel about HDR photography but this was a photo that gave me an opportunity to give it a try and gives me a taste for what can be done with it.

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Posted 24 May 2016 - 06:34 PM


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