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Challenge: HDR II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 18-135mm f/3.5- 5.6G ED DX
Location: South Africa
Date: Sep 11, 2009
Aperture: f19
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/20
Galleries: Landscape, High Dynamic Range (HDR)
Date Uploaded: Sep 13, 2009

This was my first attempt HDR and I downloaded a free version. Please do not ask me what I did, cause I do not know.The scene is towards Fouriesburg in the Eastern Free State and I often go there to take shots. A beautiful area and photographers paradise. Thanks to all for the comments. That is the only reason why I entered it.

Statistics
Place: 147 out of 155
Avg (all users): 4.6842
Avg (commenters): 3.7000
Avg (participants): 4.4588
Avg (non-participants): 4.8667
Views since voting: 572
Views during voting: 369
Votes: 190
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/20/2009 11:07:06 PM
The foreground looks really dark and with a bad sharpness. The quality of the image is kind of poor in my monitor, the colors seems to be a little washed and i don't see many details on the foreground too. Though, i think you did a nice job with the perspective, because the lake is really well positioned and the DOF is really nice in my opinion, i really like the details on that mountain at the back. There are some black spots at the sky too, hopelly not from your lens. The border is nice too.
I'm not experient but i would try a really overexposed and a really underexposed shots to combine, i think that way you would have nice quality at the shadows (lake) and at the brighter parts.
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09/20/2009 10:41:05 PM
Wonderful view!
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09/20/2009 12:35:35 PM
Seems a little dark in the foreground. I also think the border is a little too thick. The rest of hte shot I really like a lot.
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09/19/2009 11:19:16 PM
High contrast scene. Detail lost in the shadows. The sky is too cyan. The scene needs more elements of interest.
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09/17/2009 04:40:15 PM
I am seeing some serious artifacting and pixellation in the image and I don't know what is causing it. Your 193k file size does not suggest JPEG compression as the cause. Perhaps it was the processing, or resizing. I have also seen cases where an image was saved and opened as a JPEG a number of times during the course of working on it, and lost some clarity upon each save/open cycle. I'm afraid I have to give this a 4, as something that shows some genuine effort and knowledge, but also has some major problems.
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09/16/2009 09:52:11 PM
Whats the resolution on this?
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09/15/2009 10:12:22 PM
looks somewhat noisy and somewhat digitized to me
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09/15/2009 05:46:11 PM
This looks very pixelated or something. I can't quite tell what the issue is. My guesses: You used a canvas or crosshatch filter on it, bad quality photo to begin with, over sharpened, or the method in which you saved it to the web compressed it badly. Either way, the photo would look much better without whatever you've done to it. It seems like a very nice location, but would be better if it looked more natural.
HTH
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/15/2009 02:22:14 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:

5
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09/15/2009 12:19:12 AM
A lot of ghosting in the plants. I like the detail in the far mountains.
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