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Sunset at White Sands -- a Study

jdroach

Milwaukee, US
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jdroach Platinum Member Fellow Ribbon awarded. John exhibits true Nikonian spirit by frequently posting images and requesting comments and critique, which he graciously accepts. He is an inspiration to all of us through constant improvement in his own work, keen observations and excellent commentary on images posted by others. Donor Ribbon. Awarded for his very generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Donor Ribbon awarded for his most generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2015 Nikonian since 21st Mar 2009
Fri 02-Nov-12 03:26 PM

I offer 5 images. The first two images are experiments in more painterly image making using HDR Photomatix. The darker image is a combination of 11 exposures (that was just over the top for me and an obvious experiment) with the extensive range of multiple stops in each direction. The second and lighter image is a created from 5 images. Rarely do I venture into the less then natural look when doing HDR and most often use only three exposure with max of 2 EV differential, but I thought, why not. Lets see where it goes. The third image offered is a single more realistic rendering of the scene with a slightly different perspective (zoomed in) of the first image. The fourth image is a single exposure with it more or less matching the second image without using HDR. The fifth image, because I like it is a single exposure added for good measure. I think the comparisons in painterly HDR vs. traditional image making is an interesting study. I used a D700, 28-300mm lens, using manual exposure and white balance in the experiments with 1600 ISO. Tripod mounted on Gitzo Tripod with a Markin Q20 Ball Head. All other processing was done in Lightroom 4.2. I welcome any comments and discussion about these experiments.

Looking West (11 exposures with Photomatix and LR4) --

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Looking East (5 exposures with Photomatix and LR4) --
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Looking West (single exposure with LR4 only) --
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Looking East (single exposure with LR4 only) --
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Looking Northwest (single exposure with LR4 only) --
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