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HDR workshop redux! #38
« on: April 08, 2014, 12:16:44 PM »
Since it was discussed in the other thread about possibly bringing this back from retirement, I thought I would throw some up to get it going.

These were actually taken last year some time down in London, there are 5 shots +/-1 stops, taken on tripod.

As was suggested, when you post it, try to give a run down of what you did and why you did it - lets try to give each other an insight into how our processing mind works and we might pick things up off each other....

Feel free to download the RAWs below and have at it :) They are all SOOC. I look forward to seeing some interpretations :)

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/38055821/HDR%20workshop%20%2338/IMG_5131.CR2

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/38055821/HDR%20workshop%20%2338/IMG_5132.CR2

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/38055821/HDR%20workshop%20%2338/IMG_5133.CR2

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/38055821/HDR%20workshop%20%2338/IMG_5134.CR2

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/38055821/HDR%20workshop%20%2338/IMG_5135.CR2
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Re: HDR workshop redux! #38
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2014, 04:52:55 PM »
Just a quick do over with Nik HDR Pro2. Will refine it when I have more time.

« Last Edit: April 12, 2014, 04:56:45 PM by exkalibur »
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Re: HDR workshop redux! #38
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2014, 05:35:12 PM »
I quite like that! It is generally lighter than I would process this type of scene but it looks good!

I have tried Nik before, but I have never been a fan of what it does to skies and clouds - I suppose that's fine here due to the lack of said sky or clouds...
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Re: HDR workshop redux! #38
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2014, 03:46:45 PM »
Here's one out of Machinery HDR. Natural HDR setting with a bit of yellow desaturation and tweaked white/black points.


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Re: HDR workshop redux! #38
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2014, 10:18:44 AM »
Really like the Machinery version exk.  Brings out the character in the old walls.  I also like what you did with the color balance.

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Re: HDR workshop redux! #38
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2014, 11:50:15 AM »
Really like the Machinery version exk.  Brings out the character in the old walls.  I also like what you did with the color balance.
I agree - I prefer that one as well, the walls look great!
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Re: HDR workshop redux! #38
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2014, 12:08:56 PM »
OK this is partially cheating, but not entirely... I did this edit a while ago but went back and touched it up just now...

You might notice the Ori symbol on the front of a couple of bibles :P

This was done in Photomatix and then edited in CS6. The edit I started off with was a fairly typical church interior edit, ie fairly decent contrast, a bit grimy etc, but I went back and altered the colour of it, brought out the yellow/orange of the lights on the wall down the back, some selected dodging and burning to the pews, windows and ceiling...

IMG_5131_2_3_4_5 by ZubbuZ, on Flickr
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Re: HDR workshop redux! #38
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2014, 02:18:00 PM »
Zubbuz HDR Comparison by GTS Photography UK, on Flickr

Ok, feel free to pull apart my effort.

Used mostly standard options on photomatrix pro 3.1, slight upping of whites.

Into LR4 and a run through topaz denoize, played with yellows and oranges, up and down respectively, bit of clarity, and a slight rotation to flatten the horizon.
C&C always welcome. If you want to try re-editing any of my shots, feel free.

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Re: HDR workshop redux! #38
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2014, 05:07:33 PM »


Lightroom 5 for the RAW conversion.
Tried to keep as much light info as possible for the windows.
Killed some hues, and lightly corrected for the lens

Photomatix 5 for tonemapping.
I ended up with 5 versions from Detail Enhancer and Contrast Optimizer.

Ps Elements 10 Blended best 2 tonemapped versions.
Topaz DeNoise (gentle) on most of the frame.
Soft Unsharp mask on another layer and blended where needed.

Back to Lightroom 5.
Opened some shadows and selectively developed some areas.
Highlights brought down, slight vibrance increase. Saturation decreased.
Then each color channel was tweaked.
Cropped closer to those nice windows.
Barely touched those ghosted people.
Inverted radial filter for lightly increased sharpness from center out.