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ravenblack
26th March 2008, 09:01 AM
Took the plunge and have a full version! I am still unsure about this image, maybe three or four exposures should have been taken as opposed to two?
I know that Photomatix or CS2 can 'produce' different exposures, I feel there is nothing better than getting them all in the first place! Let me know what you think.

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/30_Foot_Mirror1.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/4202)

Susan
26th March 2008, 12:45 PM
Hi Ravenblack

Nice shot, you seem to have got the hang of photomatix and sussed out the HDR technique.
My feelings would be that the image shouldn't be cropped quite so tightly, I would like to see a bit more sky above the sound mirror and a bit more of the right hand side of the image, which would give the impression of the waters edge curving round more.
I take it that the shot has been cropped down a bit?

Sus

yorky
26th March 2008, 02:58 PM
Is this one of those world war 2 listening posts near Hythe?

ravenblack
26th March 2008, 09:36 PM
I did take the picture a little too tight in the frame! So when I had to crop to ensure the pole in the dish was as vertical as possible, it made the crop even tighter. The shot was not originally done to try HDR. So I need to remember that next time!
And yes, it is one of the sound mirrors at Denge, near Dungeness in Kent.
If you check out my blog http://efstop.blogspot.com/ and look at the mirror pics, there are links to a web site (not associated) that gives you more excellent info.
Ever since I saw them on the BBC series Coast, I have been infatuated with them! Now I have learned more about HDR, the mirrors could be subject to more shots!

Zuiko
26th March 2008, 09:56 PM
I did take the picture a little too tight in the frame! So when I had to crop to ensure the pole in the dish was as vertical as possible, it made the crop even tighter. The shot was not originally done to try HDR. So I need to remember that next time!
And yes, it is one of the sound mirrors at Denge, near Dungeness in Kent.
If you check out my blog http://efstop.blogspot.com/ and look at the mirror pics, there are links to a web site (not associated) that gives you more excellent info.
Ever since I saw them on the BBC series Coast, I have been infatuated with them! Now I have learned more about HDR, the mirrors could be subject to more shots!

Great choice of subject for HDR. I think the sound mirrors have an intrinsicaly eerie quality that would be well suited to quite aggressive tone mapping to produce an almost paranormal, or sci-fi style image. In this case the "halo" would not matter and indeed could actually enhance the atmosphere of the subject. If you get the chance try a dark, brooding, storm-laden sky as an alternative to dawn/dusk colours as I think that would also look great. Give it a go - I look forward to seeing the results!

Zuiko

ravenblack
26th March 2008, 10:03 PM
Game on! :)