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ravenblack
24th March 2008, 10:25 PM
You guys are enticing me to spend more money! I downloaded Phototmatrix Pro just to see how I get on. As you can see, I have yet to upgrade! However, I am so far quite pleased with the result compared to what CS2 was producing. I can see what the 'halo' is now, I suppose trial and error together with subject matter would change ones view. I am quite excited at this process. Pity we couldn't do this well with hand printed Cibachromes in the late eighties! Looks like I will have to go for the upgrade and get the full product!

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Mirrors_Together.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/4153)
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Mirrors.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/4152)

Bill Gordon
24th March 2008, 10:28 PM
Hi Raven Black
Good shot, I like the results and I guess eventually I'll have to give it a try!!

Zuiko
24th March 2008, 10:33 PM
Impressive! You and I seem to be at the same stage regarding HDR - just starting. Photomatix seems to be deceptively easy, if only we knew how to avoid that "halo" effect!

Good luck,

Zuiko

PeterD
24th March 2008, 11:20 PM
Impressive! You and I seem to be at the same stage regarding HDR - just starting. Photomatix seems to be deceptively easy, if only we knew how to avoid that "halo" effect!

Good luck,

Zuiko

Hi Ravenblack

Another good HDR. Seems everyone is having a go:D

Thinking about the halos. They are visible in all the images produced today and the common factor is that they are visible at the highest contrast areas and always on the lighter side of the divide. I am wondering if this is an affect of overlaying the images and the only reason they are visible at these points is the very light background shows it. It may be present at other parts of the image but not seen. Just a thought,,,,,,,,?

PeterD

Nick Temple-Fry
25th March 2008, 12:22 AM
Impressive! You and I seem to be at the same stage regarding HDR - just starting. Photomatix seems to be deceptively easy, if only we knew how to avoid that "halo" effect!

Good luck,

Zuiko

My very limited experience suggests that halos may be reduced using the light smoothing scale, and that it can also be influenced by micro smoothing and by highlights smoothing

Note that tone compressor (the second method) does not seem to produce the halo effect

Nick

steverh
25th March 2008, 01:42 AM
It's an encouraging start to your HDR experiments.

There is lots of interesting advice around.

ravenblack
25th March 2008, 07:00 AM
Thanks everyone for the feedback! I will certainly take notice of your advice and shoot some more to experiment further.

Garrie
25th March 2008, 03:53 PM
Oh I like that effect, very nice.

Just because its in the "Looking for perfection" area I would have straightened it a little.

As for loosing the halo effect (not needed in this shot) Light smoothing along with the luminosity setting play a big part, there are some other smaller adjustments that can be made though.

Tone mapping Halos are a constant plague for me and my tone mapping but only because mine is so aggressive in its nature.

Keep up the good work *chr

Graham_of_Rainham
25th March 2008, 04:56 PM
If this is your first try, I'd say you have done a really good job of choosing a subject and conditions that suits the technique.

Quite inspirational. Must have a go *yes