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Challenge: HDR II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2009
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC Macro for Canon
Location: Honolulu
Date: Sep 7, 2009
Aperture: f8.0, f16.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/15, 1/2
Galleries: Urban, High Dynamic Range (HDR)
Date Uploaded: Sep 12, 2009

Taken from my balcony, this is one of my first attempts at HDR.

Generated from 2 exposures, the shots were handheld so when i tried merging the 0 exposure, it kept ghosting too much. I tried using my tripod each evening since that day but the cloud formations were never quite this good.

Merged and tonemapped using Photomatix, then processed in CS3.

post challenge:
thanks to all that took the time to vote and leave a comment. considering how many great shots there were in this one, i'm glad i ended up where i did. if anything, this definitely was a learning experience and that's what it's all about eh.

Place: 69 out of 155
Avg (all users): 5.8196
Avg (commenters): 5.5000
Avg (participants): 5.4881
Avg (non-participants): 6.0727
Views since voting: 718
Views during voting: 444
Votes: 194
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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09/25/2009 11:48:28 AM
Hi from the Critique Club

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Amazing clouds!!!

The clouds are the selling point in this shot, they are very well processed, clean adn very moody, which I love. Your sunset behind it is good, you could have brought out a few more colours in it though. In post processing, grab your lasso tool, feather it to 150ish, and select the sunset. Then use your selective colour to add more feeling to it. This way, you will be able to only affect the sunset and nothing else in this shot. I would do the same for the foreground but use the brightness and contrast.

I think cropping some of your bottom off would have helped this with a focal point. At the moment there is none and the eye is searching for one.

This is a good shot that placed well in this challenge

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/20/2009 07:24:11 PM
Very nice view.
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09/20/2009 06:29:55 PM
You captured a great range of colors in the city.
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09/19/2009 10:23:37 PM
The sky is ominous. Needs a focal point in the scene, rather than just expecting the viewer to look at the cityscape.
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09/17/2009 03:32:48 PM
I like the cool looking storm clouds, though the suburban sprawl in the lower part of the image does not do much for me.
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09/16/2009 11:51:06 PM
The sky is great but a selection tool to keep the sky like that and make the foreground look brighter would be nice in my opinion.
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09/16/2009 09:43:26 PM
That's a killer shot man. Great job! Nice colors and HDR is done well. 6/10
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09/15/2009 01:57:45 PM
I shall be rating this challenge by the following criteria:

1 - Not HDR in my opinion

3 - HDR is way over-done, in my opinion

5 - A reasonable use of HDR, but not a very engaging photo, in my opinion

7 - A reasonable use of HDR, and an engaging photo, in my opinion

10 - A fantastic use of HDR, and an out of this world photo, in my opinion

Your photo receives:

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09/14/2009 08:06:14 AM
love the sky , not quite sure the ground beds into the photo that well but defintely good technical HDR
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