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show user profile  9krausec
Just got a chance to go out and take some HDR photos this weekend. Figured I would post them up.

This is my first time working with HDRI and first time shooting anything that wasn't a crappy test of the camera.

Tried to make it as dynamic as possible whilst following the rule of thirds. I know that on a heavy cloudy overcast you shouldn't shoot up into the sky (because of the bland background), but I figured it would look cool as an HDR. Also by making the camera lower, it gives the jeep more authority and power..

For those of you that are curious, this is '45 or '46 Willys Jeep that my father built. He had to recreate the entire body as well as the fenders (fiber glass). It's a farm vehicle so he didn't want to put too much money into the paint/materials.

Please critique away (I know I need it), but know that I was going for a boarder line surreal look to the images.. The first one takes the cake (in my opinion).

Shot with a Canon t3i kit.. Lens is a 18-55mm zoom (the one that came with the kit mind you).

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11/29/2011 12:25:05 AM (last edit: 11/29/2011 12:40:53 AM)
show user profile  9krausec
wow, that was annoying to figure out how to do... Stupid thumbnails.

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11/29/2011 12:40:26 AM (last edit: 11/29/2011 12:40:26 AM)
show user profile  beezy
These look awesome man, I like the contrasting colors and the day setting you choose. This looks like a magazine ad, I'm sure dad was proud.

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11/29/2011 1:13:46 AM (last edit: 11/29/2011 1:13:46 AM)
show user profile  Error404
nice, I like those willys jeeps :) That looks like a nice one! I'd love to get an old MB someday.

Personally, I don't like the tone mapped "hdr" look, but alot of people do. -

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11/29/2011 1:47:04 AM (last edit: 11/29/2011 1:47:04 AM)
show user profile  Bobbyboy
Yea, I gotta agree, I am not a fan of the hdri, but that is an awesome jeep! :D

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11/29/2011 2:48:23 AM (last edit: 11/29/2011 2:48:23 AM)
show user profile  9krausec
thanks for the replies. I am going to go through and redo each HDRI.. I got sort of excited so I went a little crazy with it my first time..

The only one (to me) that looks about right is the first one...

Call me crazy, but I'm going to be using toned down hdr (just using hdr to bring out the colors a little bit and kill some of the shadows) this summer for some realitors that are interested in having me take some photographs of the property they are selling (external will be hdr, but internal will not be unless I decide to do a 3 shot bracket, dunno)..

I figure once I get the 35mm lens for my camera I'll be able to put it to good use and make some $$.

Now, besides the hdr factor, what about how the subject matter was framed, the camera angle/level and other basic fundamentals of photography. I'm looking for constructive critz so that I may improve...

I know in most of these shots I didn't leave much for lead room, but I wanted to show where the jeep was coming from, not where it might be going.


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11/29/2011 5:57:05 AM (last edit: 11/29/2011 5:57:05 AM)
show user profile  Setherial
first shot is pretty awesome. All the rest the HDR is killing the shot.
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11/29/2011 2:05:12 PM (last edit: 11/29/2011 2:05:12 PM)
show user profile  nemac
Sweet subject. I like the detail in the first shot. With the others, I prefer the two where the horizon goes through the car. I find some of the background distracting such as the tree in shots 2 and 5. You could use a shallower DOF to focus more on the car and clone stamp the tree out. Shot 4 with the windshield up would be money.

I'm not sure about the use of HDRI in this lighting condition.. can you post a with/without HDRI and/or an example of what you are trying to achieve? Those halos have a cringe factor at least equivalent to the use of lense flare though..

Would like to see more though.

Saw this HDR image today by accident and I thought it was pretty badass..
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11/29/2011 3:09:22 PM (last edit: 11/29/2011 3:10:08 PM)
show user profile  Garp
So that's Wisconsin?
Looks kinda... flat.

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11/29/2011 5:51:36 PM (last edit: 11/29/2011 5:51:36 PM)
show user profile  Error404
nemac, I'd be willing to bet that image is not tonemapped, but hand blended an dodge/burned. it doesn't show the usual signs of tone mapping (ringing around light and dark areas, and such). -

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11/30/2011 7:47:24 PM (last edit: 11/30/2011 7:47:24 PM)
show user profile  9krausec
Sorry, been super busy... I'll post up the original and revised images this weekend hopefully..

They are not hand blended or dodged.

I took the images, merged them into an hdri, and then set the spinners such as, "radius" "detail" "gamma" "exposure" "shadows" "highlights" "vibrancey" "saturation" and perhaps a few others I am not recalling at the moment.

@garp- In my region of wisconsin, yes it is flat.. and COLD!

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11/30/2011 11:36:48 PM (last edit: 11/30/2011 11:37:19 PM)
show user profile  nemac
Hmm not sure error, this is where I found it. I asked her how she did it, will see what she says.

Sorry if derailing, just wondering a bit more about this process
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12/1/2011 5:05:41 AM (last edit: 12/1/2011 5:05:41 AM)
show user profile  GirishDJoshi
Nice work. I like the second last shot a lot. As said - the hdr look.

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12/1/2011 5:54:27 AM (last edit: 12/1/2011 5:54:27 AM)
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