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Gothic cottage

A photo taken recently of the Gothic cottage at Stourhead gardens, Wiltshire. This is an HDRI compiled from 4 bracketed shots.




Sorry, EXIF is missing. E-3 and 12-60mm lens at f/14 and exposure times between 1/10s and 0.4s. ISO 100, WB auto, manual focus, matrix metering.

Processed in Photomatix Pro 3.0 and PS4 Ext.

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Re: Gothic cottage

Very, Very Nice, love the colours
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Beautiful shot. I love the colours and the angle is great.
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Re: Gothic cottage

Have to agree, this is wonderful.

I like the colours, especially and red against the blue sky.
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Re: Gothic cottage

Very nice..........
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Re: Gothic cottage

Very nice

I don't often like HDR in landscapes, but the Old Gothic cottage takes it well

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Re: Gothic cottage

Outdoor HDR doesn't normally look right to me but I love the colours in this one. Very well done indeed.
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Re: Gothic cottage

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Re: Gothic cottage

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Re: Gothic cottage

Stunning composition and colours. There appear to be some artifacts, probably from the tonemapping, in the deepest blue part of the sky, but that's just nitpicking.
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Re: Gothic cottage

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Stunning composition and colours. There appear to be some artifacts, probably from the tonemapping, in the deepest blue part of the sky, but that's just nitpicking.
Do you mean the banding? I'm still learning.

Lovely photo, Super colours.
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Re: Gothic cottage

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Do you mean the banding? I'm still learning.

Lovely photo, Super colours.
Yes, there are bands of different tones in that area of deep blue, which is a shame but not a disaster and could probably be sorted out. It's still a wonderful image.
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Re: Gothic cottage

I did notice these artifacts John after I had uploaded the image to this forum.

I have taken a look at the JPEG and the TIFF files on my computer and compared them with what you see here. There are no artifacts on the TIFF and slight ones on the JPEG file. The one here is a lot more noticeabale. When I vary the JPEG compression the artifacts vary, so it is down to the that. These are not the typical artifacts you tend to see when you over compress a photo though and I would reckon that the compression algorithms are detecting subtle differences in the pixels from the different images used in creating the HDRI.

There is a very noticeable difference with the JPEG on my computer and the uploaded version. It looks like that this website does some compression on the uploaded files. I may be wrong but maybe Ian could comment.

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Wonderfull, indeed
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Re: Gothic cottage

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