Charlies


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mramshaw July 18, 2011, 04:09 PM
So this is where Charlie went when they tore down his checkpoint!

[I hear that he don't surf]

Nice picture, lots of 'texture' (I spent some time looking at the road, walls, wheels, etc).

Perkin-warbeck July 18, 2011, 04:51 PM
Thanks, mramshaw. It's a re-do of one I posted last year:

http://www.23hq.com/Perkin-warbeck/photo/5779807

I used different HDR software on this one. I gave it more contrast, blacker blacks and whiter whites (in addition to more texture a.k.a. micro-contrast). The sky was blown out even in the shortest exposure.

I also finally traded up to an LCD monitor :-)

Edouard de Castro September 19, 2011, 10:19 PM
great!
(looks less cartoonish/"hdr fake" than the old one ... what software?)
Perkin-warbeck September 20, 2011, 12:17 AM
Thanks, Edouard. The original version was done with Photomatix and this one with Nik HDR Efex pro. Both programs are capable of producing either a realistic or fake HDR effect. Nik has a lot more presets, so it's easy to start with one that approximates your desired result and then fine-tune it by applying adjustments selectively. I only had three exposures in this one, not enough to get a good sky.




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