Some HDR Railroad Images...

Discussion in 'Canon Forum' started by Otto, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. Otto

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    Here is one I liked from my Canon G10. I call it "Night Train". It's a series of 3 bracketed shots processed in LR2.7, Photomatix Pro 4.0, and Topaz Adjust, if I remember correctly. There may have been some Nik Silver eFex Pro in there as well. I should make notes when I'm processing, but I get so involved that I forget to write down my steps.

    CRRM_1-Edit-Edit_bw_a_800.

    And another I call "Springs 'n Things".

    SpringsNthings_a_800.

    Thanks for looking,
    Otto...
     
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  2. Wally Billingham

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  3. mmacleodbrown

    mmacleodbrown SC Regular

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    Love that first one, very atmospheric..
    I know alot of people complain about HDR, but if the finished effect creates a good photo, then I think it is a great technique
     
  4. BBW

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    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
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    Otto, thanks so much for bringing these over here and I'm keeping my eyes peeled for that windmill picture, too!

    When you have the time, please stop by the Welcomes and Introductions forum so we can have an unofficial meet and greet.:wink:

    P.S. I'll also add that I'm with Martin. The ends justifies the means with regard to each person's methods. I really think post processing is the continuation of a very personal art form - photography.
     
  5. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    Thanks Otto. Love that first shot! It's like a ghost train. Great shot and great processing.
     
  6. AzPete

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    Far out Otto! Love them

    Pete
     
  7. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    Question -- is the first shot with some kind of fisheye? The top of the train seems to distort more than a standard, wide-angle lens. Just wondering.
     
  8. BBW

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    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
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    My favorite of these two is also your first. It's incredibly powerful and that angle of view is excellent!
     
  9. Otto

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    Thanks everybody for the positive comments. From the first time I saw an HDR photo, I was hooked.

    Just shot with the stock G10 lens. Could have been my position as I was fairly close. According to the exif data, the focal length was 6.1mm, but I don't know what the equates to in 35mm terms.

    Thanks again,
    Otto...
     
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  10. wt21

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    Aug 15, 2010
    Thanks. Sorry. I missed that it was shot with the Canon G10. That's pretty standard for the Canon G series.

    Again, great shot!
     
  11. olli

    olli Super Moderator Emeritus

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    Not really my thing but you've created two incredibly striking images here, especially that first one.
     
  12. Fuddlestack

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    These are spectacular - well done!
     
  13. Otto

    Otto SC Regular

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    Gentlemen, thank you very much for your positive comments. I'm lucky in that I have these subjects to apply my craft with. The Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden is a great place for photo opps.

    Good shooting,
    Otto...