Great work Steve -- those photos have a wonderful look!
A little experiment from this morning. All of these are with the M8 and the CV 21/4 @ f8, ISO 320.
Bottom line: I'm still not a fan of HDR in general, but it's interesting to see the differences.
1. My shot processed in Lightroom 2:
2. 5-shot HDR in Photomatix Pro:
3. Single image HDR:
Hi ho, Hi ho
It's off to work we go
local cameraclub on the hunt for some street-shots got caught by a rangefinder.
Enjoy living, live to enjoy
hahaha, they're not conspicuous at all, now are they?
Lloyd -- it is good that you are experimenting...you are a better man than I. I have a grumbly reaction to HDR, stitching and most of these other new technologies...it's funny because I am only in my thirties, but I have very little interest in most of these manipulations. Your images definitely show the possibilities though -- the second image looks quite natural for HDR, and I can certainly see people preferring it to the more contrasty versions.
Steve - wonderful images with the 75 lux. The balance on #4 with the face and branches is my favorite.
Lloyd - great shot!! I find an almost film like quality on the way you processed this file - especially #3.
Thank you Stuart and roanjoh. It's interesting to see the possibilities. I find that I really don't like most HDR images, but it's nice to discover that I can draw out some detail without killing an image.
Here's one final version. For this opened both my Lightroom version, and the HDR version in Photoshop as Layers, with the former on top. Then using a Layer Mask, I allowed some of the detailed areas (e.g., the tree on the lower right) to show through, albeit at a reduced opacity. Overall, I like the result (not as a great image, but as a successful experiment).
Lloyd, time flies when your having fun! Endearing photos. You All Have Movie Star Looks! Happy Birthday to the Big Guy for me!
M8, 35mm pre wide open through the window at dusk.
TY Lloyd, enjoy the b'day celebration!
Lloyd - they grow up fast huh?? Great shots!!
A few to share: all taken with the M8.2 and Zeiss 21 f2.8 Biogon (Truly a sharp sharp lens).
Here are some M8 images with a very inexpensive lens, the Jupiter 8, cost about $40, though you may have to go through a few to get a good one. Low contrast, and color correction is not so stable, but occasionally a nice color one pops up!
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Many happy returns of the day, Lloyd, wonderful shots...
Thanks for sharing. Cheers.
A typical rainy day. Cheers.
M8; 24mm f/2.8; 1/500s @ f/5.7; ISO 160
CMB, Very Nice Image!
Roan, Love the first one!
Woody, first 2 are are Very Nice for contrast, lines & composition! There's something about that bathroom shot i just love!
Driscoll - they were standing because the drawbridge was up and the boat was moving too slow :-)
Woody - that first image is AMAZING!! The colors just POP!!
Some wonderful images added since the last time I visited. Woody I really like that first shot. Lloyd - you are getting younger looking everyday
Jumping over water, M9, 90 cron
Nice shot OC! Little HCB there!
M9, 75 lux, iso 1000
This thread is so addictive ...
And all great shots guys, just wonderful and some real gems, too. I'm sorry for not responding to each one of you as it will take a day time for me
Anyway let me add two from today.
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Bart, Deep,Rich,Colorful,Amazing Macros!
Bart - those 2 images are great and wickedly sharp with a very narrow depth of field. You have mastered that camera set up.
Steve, OC, Bart
All wonderful - especially that jumping over water shot!
Lloyd - I don't like HDR either . . . at least, I don't like it if I can recognise it (see next shot)
Just this guy you know
Well, I've spent 2 days struggling with my Aperture 2 library (45,000) to get it into Aperture 3
It's a work in progress (but now it is progressing).
The program however is completely fab . . . Brushes
Normally, for these sort of landscapes, it's a trip to Vivezza to get the sky right in colour, and then another to Silver efex pro to do the conversion.
These were done just in Aperture using brushes and the Black and white conversion - I'm not there yet . . but it's close!
all take with the M9 and the WATE in Cornwall
(and yes, I did have a swim - it was a balmy 4C)
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