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I bought my first DSLR. Nikon D3100, before I return it I thought I'd give it shot at HDR.

This body doesn't have an option for auto bracketing, I don't know why I thought all DSLR cameras did, is beyond me.


Once again this is my first DSLR, and first time trying HDR. I'll try to take every comment as constructive criticism.


But here are some shots I processed in CS5, after taking manual exposures. Even on a tripod, this is difficult!














Edited by giganews35 - 4/20/11 at 3:56pm
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Too sharp, other than that they look good.
    
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Nice photos! the quality is stunning!
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cant really give any criticism but I will say that I love the second one. Nicely done.
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post #5 of 89
A little too sharp for my liking.
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Lots of halos...need to work on your masking a bit more. you also have the colors waaay too saturated. if you used Photoshops HDR automation then thats whats causing the bad halos. if your not...then use the pencil tool to tighten your masks
Edited by Ctrl+Alt+Del - 4/20/11 at 5:07pm
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Ew. Sorry I just do not love the current HDR craze. HDR is great for pictures with several different areas that need exposed. A nice subtle HDR can make a bland scene become suddenly full of life. This over PP'd cartoon/plastic looking stuff with halos from hell is not visually appealing, at least to me.


Here is what HDR, at least in my opinion, is supposed to be.
http://www.digital-photography-schoo...hdr-done-right
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Too sharp, other than that they look good.
Yeah. It gave the picture a little too much overkill. Doesn't look as natural but you did a great job.
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post #9 of 89
Here is an HDR of some graffiti in Galveston, TX

No halos....colors as shot

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Any chance you have a high res of the second to the last for a wallpaper
    
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