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    those HDR pictures looks so real in an unreal way!!!
    if killing was legal, i would have killed countless number of people...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtice
    I would also like to add, that,
    Not only were we cheating, and using copies of a photo, instead of actual separate exposures, for that last Sky photo.
    All the photos, including all mine, were done using jpegs,
    you really should start with RAW files to do HDR,
    but none of my camera do RAW format..... yet

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    RAW format? Never heard of that. I guess it's some type of lossless file form for pictures?

    I wonder what the cheapest, best camera that I can get that has the bracket feature is? Any recommendations?
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    PEU and Jtice. Nice try on my photo of our holiday home.

    My favorite mod is Jtice's saturated one in post #449. Lovely orange colours.

    Friends have been telling me for ages of the advantages of RAW format, but I'm hampered by not having a camera of any great standing to warrant such treatment.

    FYI - the original photo was taken on my Sony Ericsson K800i phone cam, and is a manual exposure (which I bracketted for best effect - old 35mm habits die hard) . I really like extremes of dark and light in a photo. That's why I don't care for the detail in the shingle (stones) on the right and I do care for the silhouette details.


    Nice one...

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    I had to try that HDR too... this is the result of my first little experiment. I used a trial version of Photomatix Pro 2.4 and shot a pic from my livingroom window over Park Kweeklust in Leiden, with in the background the Naturalis tower. Pics were shot in JPG, as this was just a first try... I'm going to do some more, hopefully with more spectacular results...

    the original pics:


    the result:
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    Trashman,
    the best camera for the money that does bracketing is probably the Canon S3 IS. Thats the one I was using.
    Unfortunately, it doesnt do RAW files, but most cameras dont, until you get into the real high end Point and Shoots, or the DSLRs.
    and yes, RAW is basically a, well, RAW format of the images with no compression. It edits better than jpg.

    Cooper,
    Good job you kept it nice and natural looking.
    Try making the exposures a bit further apart next time, I think that helps.

    ~John

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    Nyctophiliac,
    Wow, thats a hell of a camera phone
    Glad you didnt mind up messing with it.

    I just wanted to see what HDR could do with it.
    You are right, the extreme contrast to the dark sand/stone looks really nice.
    I liked how it made the kites stand out.

    ~John

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    Here are a couple of HDR tests I did today:




    I used a tripod and the autobracketing feature in my camera (Lumix FZ7)

    Pablo

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    Quote Originally Posted by PEU
    Here are a couple of HDR tests I did today:




    I used a tripod and the autobracketing feature in my camera (Lumix FZ7)

    Pablo

    Pablo, is your camera like this one?: http://cgi.ebay.com/PANASONIC-DMC-FZ...QQcmdZViewItem

    You guys and your HDR photos are making me want to get a camera with a bracketing feature.

    Pablo, how come the first picture (the one above the photo of your son) is so grainy? Were you using digital zoom?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trashman
    You guys and your HDR photos are making me want to get a camera with a bracketing feature.

    You really don't need a bracketing feature. It makes taking series of pics at different exposures a bit easier, but you can do the same with the EV correction setting that is found on most digital cameras. It will take a few more steps though, and this method is a bit harder when not using a tripod...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trashman
    Pablo, is your camera like this one?: http://cgi.ebay.com/PANASONIC-DMC-FZ...QQcmdZViewItem

    You guys and your HDR photos are making me want to get a camera with a bracketing feature.

    Pablo, how come the first picture (the one above the photo of your son) is so grainy? Were you using digital zoom?
    Yes, thats the camera, for a full review check this link. There is a new version of this camera called FZ8.

    And yes, in that picture I used the full zoom capabilities of my camera (432/35mm equiv)

    The bracketing feature allows you to do this automagically but as Maycooper pointed, you can do this manually too with almost any new digital camera. It makes it easier when you don't have a tripod.


    Pablo

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    Pablo...nice. Was reading an article on HDR last night...given the right scene, the images are dramatic. This site:

    http://www.popphoto.com/howto/3038/h...l?print_page=y

    This is my attempt at a wide dynamic range image, would love to try an HDR.

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    I know that I can manually set the exposure level with my digital camera, but it's a really small digital camera (Pentax Optio S4), and I already know it's going to be near impossible to get the same shot, having to press the buttons on the back. In fact, just pressing the shutter button will probably move the camera a bit. I'm going to try it, anyway, and see what happens.

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    that boy looks...digital...

    it looks almost like something out of a mac advertisement.

    bright lights and white background...
    if killing was legal, i would have killed countless number of people...

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    Beautiful portrait polymath! A slightly lighter background would be nice too IMHO.

    Here's one I did recently playing around with some Nikon Capture settings & PS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trashman
    I know that I can manually set the exposure level with my digital camera, but it's a really small digital camera (Pentax Optio S4), and I already know it's going to be near impossible to get the same shot, having to press the buttons on the back. In fact, just pressing the shutter button will probably move the camera a bit. I'm going to try it, anyway, and see what happens.

    use a tripod, if you dont have one, get one of those cheapy mini tripods from DX. Also, using self timer helps to reduce camera movement.

    this might be a nice challenge... I'm going to do a HDR pic with my compact...
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    Quote Originally Posted by RA40
    That poor dog.
    A few to a handful of those quills is enough to register "I'm not going to do that." That dog must have thought otherwise.


    Kagoshima Bay, Kyushu region of Japan
    Here's mine from my SXM Vacation 2006 (St. Martin)
    Pic taken in Marigo, the French Quarter.


    Another one of the residence of family friends...
    Great hillside home, with a nice view of hotels, beaches and see from
    this awesome pool !


    More SXM here: http://www.bombelman.com/pix/thumbnails.php?album=142
    (no HDR)
    Thanks for looking

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    you messed up suntec city for good!
    if killing was legal, i would have killed countless number of people...

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    Nice bombelman
    I miss the Caribbean, thanks for nudging those memories back. Nice pics on your site.

    Our last trip through was in '01 on a Royal Caribbean Cruise. Didn't care much for the RC experience but liked the itinerary departing from Puerto Rico. St. Maarten /Martin is our favorite but sooo many nice islands to experience.
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    okokokok
    How about this:


    More here: http://www.bombelman.com/pix/thumbnails.php?album=141

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    WOW! Runway must be RIGHT THERE! You could almost touch 'em as they cross the beach!
    http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/2640/usflaghalfmastmdwht.gif

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    Quote Originally Posted by MayCooper
    use a tripod, if you dont have one, get one of those cheapy mini tripods from DX. Also, using self timer helps to reduce camera movement.

    this might be a nice challenge... I'm going to do a HDR pic with my compact...
    I have, both, large and mini tripods. I do use the self timer. I put it in self timer mode, set up the shot, hit the shutter button, and then adjust. I just saying, I don't think I'm going to be able to get the *exact* same shot. Maybe, though, as I still haven't tried.


    polymath, that's a great portrait photo!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trashman
    I have, both, large and mini tripods. I do use the self timer. I put it in self timer mode, set up the shot, hit the shutter button, and then adjust. I just saying, I don't think I'm going to be able to get the *exact* same shot. Maybe, though, as I still haven't tried.
    A few things to get your shots as close as possible (little differences can usually be overcome by the software you're using to create the HDR image):

    mark the points where the legs of your tripod are standing. that way it is easier to put back when accidentally bumped.

    when not using a tripod, look for something to align the camera body with. like put it on a table parallel to the edge.

    do not pick up the camera to change the settings unless there is no other way. I played around with the compact a bit earlier, and I was able to produce fairly consistent results by using one hand to keep the cam in place on the cabinet I was using for support, while using the other hand to adjust the EV settings.
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    I was trying to capture trit glowing and "painting the scene" at the same time. As you can see, I was unsuccessful at both but, at least I got the focus right.

    Last edited by greenLED; 03-27-2007 at 11:40 PM.

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    Wow, bombelman -

    Your photos of airplanes landing at the beach are simply Awesome !


    Must be a popular beach, eh ? Great for airshow fans, also.


    Thank you for sharing these with us !


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    Ok, back to randomness
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