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Photo: Diamond in the rough

posted at 11:17 pm on July 1, 2013 by

All right, I took a few suggestions and headed out this evening with the camera.  I thought a few of you might like to see at least a couple of results.  I took this one with the Av function on the Canon T2i, using AEB to get three shots two stops apart each.  I then blended them into an HDR output using Photomatix Pro — which I think I’m going to love — and exported to a small enough JPG in Lightroom, even though I could have done that straight from Photomatix.

It’s a bit different than what I shot, but I love the outcome:

diamond-greens-yellows

One more example, taken at about the same time and processed in the same manner:

sunset-road

Hope you enjoy these.

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Also, just my personal opinion: don’t start moving those sliders too much. A vomit of colors does not a good image make… :-)

Alexis on July 2, 2013 at 9:15 AM

I agree with this.

I think HDR can help in some situations, but a lot of people overdo it to the point of cliche. It’s one of those effects that I don’t particularly care for, like selective color.

Hot Gas on July 2, 2013 at 7:50 PM

One technical point, I noticed you exported your jpg with PhoPhotoRGB.

If you ever intend to make prints, you always want to use sRGB, almost without exception, or else you will get color shifts due to gamut incompatibilities:

http://www.myphotocentral.com/articles/choosing-color-space-srgb-adobe-rgb-prophoto/

If you use the soft-proofing capability in Lightroom with gamut warnings enabled, you will see that most of your first photo (the entire sky and a lot of the grass) is outside of the sRGB space.

Hot Gas on July 2, 2013 at 7:56 PM

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