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NIKON CORPORATION
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Oct 21, 2010, 6:07:28 PM
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Bury St. Edmunds Cathedral PAN by Creative--Dragon Bury St. Edmunds Cathedral PAN by Creative--Dragon
HDRi Panoramic of Bury St. Edmunds Cathedral, England.

Panoramic = 4 HDRi's
Each HDRi = 9 images -/+4ev
36 Images total

UPDATED!!! I reworked the original HDR image because the sky was a bit funky. I did like the rest of the image, but it was suggested that I make the buildings brighter. Soooo, I masked in the clouds from one of the original panoramics, then changed the luminosity of the image in CS5.

Comments and Critiques welcome :)
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At first, I'll say that this photo is quite good, but when I put my eyes on it, the first thing I see is the sky, which is very undetailed, and I think that it deserves more blur in it, because of the little movements between each RAW shot. The details on the Cathedral are good, but I think the luminosity isn't strong enough, and it appears too dark.
In my opinion about the darkness of the photography, because I think this photo deserves to be more beautiful with just a little more of light.
Anyway, this a very good HDR Photo, Congratulations.
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AbbottPhotoArt Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010   Photographer
Looks great to me, I didn't see the sky previously though.
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Creative--Dragon Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Professional Photographer
Yeah, the previous sky was hard to look at. At first I didn't think so, but after looking at it again (after people had commented on it) I came to the realization they were right... it was because the clouds were moving so rapidly while I was taking the photos for the HDR panoramic...
Anyhow, glad you like it :D
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Kelyen Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
It's perfect now :D
When I keep my eyes on the church, I can see the sky moving in the photo :D
Very good work :)
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Creative--Dragon Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Professional Photographer
Awesome :) Thank you! :D
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Halloween-CAT Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
The sky tires my eyes a little, but I like the building and the quality of the shot.
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Creative--Dragon Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Professional Photographer
I updated the image... what do you think :)... better?
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Halloween-CAT Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
Definitely.
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Creative--Dragon Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Professional Photographer
:woohoo: :D
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Creative--Dragon Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks. I'm planning on re-working the sky :) check back soon.
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mnmlicious Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
In my opinion, this image is way oversaturated and the sky looks terrible. On the plus side, there are only few halos and the detail is quite nice.
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Creative--Dragon Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Professional Photographer
Hmmm... I disagree with the first part, but we're all allowed our own opinions ;)
Thanks for commenting :)
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mnmlicious Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
ahja, fallst du trey ratcliff nicht eh schon kennst, möchte ich dir seinen blog ans herz legen: [link]

er hat viele schöne und inspirierende bilder und wirklich brauchbare tipps und tricks ;)
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Creative--Dragon Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Professional Photographer
Trey Ratcliff is the reason I started getting into HDR, but even though his work is good, my style is a bit different. I don't try to emulate anyone in particular, I try to do what I like, and what suits my tastes.
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mnmlicious Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
Seh grad du bist eh deutscher, brauch ich nicht englisch schreiben :D

Also: Erstmal, das mit der farbsättigung ist natürlich geschmackssache, mir gefällts mit den natürlichen farben besser aber das liegt natürlich beim betrachter, wies einem halt gefällt.

Zweitens gibts keinen für mich ersichtlichen grund, warum du 9 belichtungen verwendest, wenn im normalfall 3 reichen (5 im extremfall), also -2,0,2 oder -4,-2,0,2,4; das ist nur unnötige arbeit und unnötig vergeudeter speicherplatz.

Pano ist in dem fall auch nicht notwendig, aber wenn man kein ordentliches weitwinkel hat, ist das pano eine alternative und auch grundsätzlich nichts schlechtes. Auch hier wieder, nur unnötige arbeit.

Zu guter letzt, ohne dem himmel wär das bild ja nicht schlecht, aber der verursacht echt brechreiz bei mir. Liegt vermutlich einerseits an der vielzahl der verwendeten bildern und andererseits an einem leicht überzogenem hdr processing.

Damit du nicht glaubst, ich kann nur große töne spucken, möcht ich dir noch ein hdr zeigen, wie ich es mir vorstelle (das motiv ist unspektakulär, der horizont ist schief etc aber in dem fall ist das wurscht, es geht um den "hdr-effekt"): [link]
Heute nm fotografiert, grade bearbeitet, 5 min gebraucht.
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Creative--Dragon Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Professional Photographer
So, there is a reason to use a wider range of exposures. When there are very dark areas you want to start with a lower EV, that way when you tone map, the bright areas are not TOOO bright. I probably could have gotten away with going from -4ev to +3ev, but putting that extra step in there didn't hurt anything.

As far as your attempt to give me lessons, I think I'll pass. I have been doing HDR long enough to know how to do it, and how to fix certain HDR problems (i.e. the ghosting of the clouds) to be honest, I was tired and just felt like uploading the image. Not to mention I'm currently on vacation using my laptop and not at home where I have the power of my home computer to do modifications. There are a few images that I recently uploaded that I plan to go back and fix... butttt I wanted to upload them.

And as far as speaking/writing in German... nope, I'm American, but I just happen to live in Germany. Still trying to learn the language :( Though I can understand some of what you wrote without using Google translate, I ended up just translating the entire comment.

Last, I have updated this image, because you and a couple other people mention the sky needing rework, and after looking at it again, even kinda made me nauseous... So, let me know what you think about the updated version. I'm curious to see if you think it's any better... or if I need to "take lessons" from Trey :P

BTW have you looked at the rest of my gallery? I'm sure there's some things you may like in there...

Oh, and one last thing, I do HDR because I don't want the image to look REAL, I want it to look Hyper-Real, so over-saturation (to an extent) is my style. I know some people prefer that images are not over-saturated, but it's what I like, and don't really care if other people don't like it. ;)
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mnmlicious Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
First of all, excuse me for writing german, i only took a short look at you profile and it said germany, so i reckoned you spoke german.

You're right it does not hurt anything if you use 9 exposures for one hdr, but using 5 or even 3 works just as well (especially for this shot, i think). But if you think it's worth it, do it.

Now that you've updated the image it looks a lot better to me. That messed up sky really gave me a headache. I still think it could use a little desaturation, but that's only my opinion. Btw i never told you to take lessons from trey, i guess google fucked up the translation :D

I did take a look at the rest of your gallery and i must say i'm quite fond of that b/w shot and the ones with the ferris wheel, really good work. But a lot of your other hdrs are too extreme for me.
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Creative--Dragon Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Professional Photographer
hahaha... thanks for the update... yeah, I think the translation messed it up a bit because it made it seam as if you thought I should be taking lessons or something... ;)
No worries about the German thing either, I get it quite often. I wish I could read and speak the language, but I have only just recently started studying.

So, I'm glad you like the image better now :) but for me personally I do tend to like the more extreme side of HDR as far as contrast and color is concerned. I definitely don't like extreme halos in images though... halos kinda drive me nuts.

Anyhow, thanks for taking the time to look at the rest of my gallery :) And thanks for writing to me in English :)

Cheers,
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Gri3v0uS94 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice
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Creative--Dragon Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks :)
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