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Elbow Falls
Elbow Falls

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Challenge: Free Study 2009-05 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 ED
Location: Elbow Falls, Alberta
Date: May 31, 2009
Aperture: f/22
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/30, 1/100, 1/8
Galleries: Landscape, High Dynamic Range (HDR)
Date Uploaded: May 31, 2009

HDR of three images (1/30, 1/100, 1/8 at f/22) handheld. My tripod was at home because this was a kind of impromptu jaunt out of town.

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06/13/2009 11:43:53 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club

This is one of those images that has so much potential but really falls short due to the processing. The composition is excellent.

I think unless you are using a tripod, you are always going to be better off using one image and exposing it 3 different ways in photoshop prior to importing into HDR software. This would have stopped the ghosting which is present.

I often find after tonemapping an image needs to have a few adjustments made in PS. I think in this case a boost in contrast and saturation would have gone a long way, but even those would not have compensated for the ghosting in the original HDR merging.

Try it again using only one of the images. I expect it will look a lot different. Still a beautiful location and fantastic scenery.
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06/06/2009 10:14:56 AM
this looks like HDR, but perhaps gone wrong...the foreground looks like one of those 3D images without the glassses on...I like the location and comp, but the processing hasn't worked for me...6
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06/02/2009 08:04:27 PM
not sure but is this an HDR? your rocks on the right hand side are "double" or something...maybe some shake
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