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Re: Photography technical advice, questions, tips and techniques.
« Reply #255 on: October 19, 2018, 01:41:51 PM »
HDR question - any idea why my "combined images are coming out fuzzy? My camera doesn't do bracketing, so I have to manually adjust the exposure for the three images, if that helps at all. Honestly, the single shot images seem to come out clearer.

I'll try to get some examples up tonight.
 

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Re: Photography technical advice, questions, tips and techniques.
« Reply #256 on: October 19, 2018, 03:34:43 PM »
HDR question - any idea why my "combined images are coming out fuzzy? My camera doesn't do bracketing, so I have to manually adjust the exposure for the three images, if that helps at all. Honestly, the single shot images seem to come out clearer.

I'll try to get some examples up tonight.

Firstly, I am really surprised that your camera can't do bracketing. Remind me which model you have. I am guessing that there is too much camera movement when you adjust the exposures, so Photomatix can't align properly. It is always good to use a tripod when doing multiple bracketed shots.

Have you tried different alignment settings in the Merge to HDR Options dialog?

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Re: Photography technical advice, questions, tips and techniques.
« Reply #257 on: October 19, 2018, 04:45:38 PM »
It's a Nikon D32 00. I was on a tripod using the remote shutter release to give as much stability as possible.

I might try the alignment setting tonight.
 

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Re: Photography technical advice, questions, tips and techniques.
« Reply #258 on: October 19, 2018, 06:11:28 PM »
It's a Nikon D32 00. I was on a tripod using the remote shutter release to give as much stability as possible.

I might try the alignment setting tonight.

Try different options, even try it turned off. Sorry I can't give any advice, because I have never had this problem.

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Re: Photography technical advice, questions, tips and techniques.
« Reply #259 on: October 19, 2018, 06:23:56 PM »
Yes, I see you are right about the camera. Others have commented on the lack of bracketing as well, for example here:

https://www.flickr.com/groups/1995478@N22/discuss/72157631529632089/

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Re: Photography technical advice, questions, tips and techniques.
« Reply #260 on: October 22, 2018, 01:46:48 AM »
Exceptionally long day so before and after shots will have to wait. Prep for surgery, pretend to be a plumber, it all blended together.
 

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« Reply #261 on: October 22, 2018, 09:52:17 PM »
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I like how the purple came through in the second one.

Thanks. That's a very effective trick to juxtapose complementary colours. It's what makes the red tractor stand out so well against the green grass in your second photo (red and green are opposites on the colour wheel). Sorry, I always tend to over-analyze things.

I'll have to keep the color wheel in mind. I had never thought about colors in that way. I might print one out and slap it on the toolbox, so it sinks in over time.
 

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Re: Photography technical advice, questions, tips and techniques.
« Reply #262 on: October 23, 2018, 04:44:40 AM »
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I like how the purple came through in the second one.

Thanks. That's a very effective trick to juxtapose complementary colours. It's what makes the red tractor stand out so well against the green grass in your second photo (red and green are opposites on the colour wheel). Sorry, I always tend to over-analyze things.

I'll have to keep the color wheel in mind. I had never thought about colors in that way. I might print one out and slap it on the toolbox, so it sinks in over time.

It's very useful. It comes naturally to me from my painting days. An easy way to get the complementary of any colour is to stare at it for 60 seconds, then quickly look at a sheet of white paper. The after-image you see will be the complementary colour on the wheel. Example: you will see an orange after-image after staring at a blue object. So, to make blue pop, paint an orange area next to it.

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Re: Photography technical advice, questions, tips and techniques.
« Reply #263 on: October 23, 2018, 05:07:35 AM »
An example of complementary colours I took in a market in Quebec.


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Re: Photography technical advice, questions, tips and techniques.
« Reply #264 on: October 23, 2018, 05:16:43 AM »
Red and green, also in Quebec.


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Re: Photography technical advice, questions, tips and techniques.
« Reply #265 on: October 26, 2018, 01:06:02 AM »
I just realized I forgot the before and after. This has been a long week.
 

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Re: Photography technical advice, questions, tips and techniques.
« Reply #266 on: October 26, 2018, 08:00:57 AM »
I just realized I forgot the before and after. This has been a long week.

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