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HDR [Nov. 19th, 2006|06:44 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
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Thank you guys for the HDR pointers and tips. I was too lazy to go anywhere, so I shot some raw images from my back porch on a tripod (w/ the delay on, to reduce tripod shake), and made my first exr file.... (it's at bradfitz.com/exr/backyard.exr if you want it, not linked because it's 18MB)

Here's a tone-mapped version of that exr file:

Backyard

That was all done with Photomatix Pro on my Mac. Next up I'll play with the various tools on Linux, using the same raw files and same openexr file.

Fun stuff.
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[User Picture]From: moonwick
2006-11-20 02:55 am (UTC)
Man, you've got one hell of a backyard. Any pictures of it during daytime?
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[User Picture]From: way2tired
2006-11-20 03:22 am (UTC)
I have to agree. That looks pretty neat.
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[User Picture]From: edanya
2006-11-20 02:58 am (UTC)
i dig.
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[User Picture]From: monnie_doggett
2006-11-20 03:16 am (UTC)
I would love to look out my window and see something like that. Gorgeous shot.
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[User Picture]From: scsi
2006-11-20 03:20 am (UTC)
Woah, that actually came out pretty good.

After I get back from Portland, we gotta go around SF at night on a photo rampage.

I was seeing if there was a remote-shutter release that would also allow you to remotely change some of the settings (either the back thumb wheel or the finger wheel), but no such thing exists. :(

Did you go hard core and use the CFn function to flip the mirror up, wait 2 seconds, then shoot the picture to reduce shake from the mirror movement? :)
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[User Picture]From: brad
2006-11-20 03:28 am (UTC)
No, didn't use the CFn for that. That probably would've been better. 2 second delay wouldn't been enough for tripod shake too, then I could've saved 40-50 seconds total (4-5 shots) and had less cloud movement (they were moving fast)
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[User Picture]From: loganb
2006-11-20 05:00 am (UTC)
I find it interesting how HDR photos somehow look computer rendered.
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[User Picture]From: henry
2006-11-20 05:37 am (UTC)
well technically, they are.
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[User Picture]From: cjcollier
2006-11-20 05:19 am (UTC)
nice back yard, dude. You must be like... rich or something
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[User Picture]From: xotiffany
2006-11-20 05:25 am (UTC)
Welcome to the jungle...
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[User Picture]From: brad
2006-11-20 07:57 am (UTC)
You should've seen it a few days ago... it was entirely weeds.
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From: kristenpaige
2006-11-20 05:29 am (UTC)
I know this will sound weird but that looks nice and cozy.

Maybe I've been living in NYC for too long.
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[User Picture]From: midendian
2006-11-20 05:42 am (UTC)
You didn't follow the HDR tradition of totally overblowing the saturation and clipping all the dark off :)

How many images and what EV interval did you use?

What sucks about the CFn mirror lockup is that it's incompatible with continuous shutter mode, so you have to do the lockup delay by hand. Makes long composites pretty annoying.
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[User Picture]From: brad
2006-11-20 07:42 am (UTC)
I know what you mean about the saturation.... when I went anywhere near where I wanted to go, it started looking like shit. The colors were totally wrong. I guess you lose that? It went way too red whereas the originals looked more green and yellow.

The 4 images were f/2.8 at 5", 2"5, 1", 0"4. ISO 400.

The better image (with my paid copy, not a screenshot of the preview image) is at:
http://www.picpix.com/brad/pic/00b022t8/g580
(and that version goes hires)

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[User Picture]From: matthew
2006-11-20 05:52 am (UTC)
That looks totally surreal, I love it.
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2006-11-20 07:00 am (UTC)
Whoa.
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[User Picture]From: track_max
2006-11-20 08:08 am (UTC)
i must say i am amazed!

that looks like old silk chinese painting.
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[User Picture]From: boggyb
2006-11-20 09:03 am (UTC)
Nice! Looks more like a painting than a photo to me.

I'll have to try this myself one day.
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[User Picture]From: brentdax
2006-11-20 09:51 am (UTC)
I do believe that qualifies as "gorgeous". Makes me want to do that from my family's new house—we have a nice view...
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[User Picture]From: mucho_suerte
2006-11-20 03:33 pm (UTC)
It looks very Lord Of The Rings to me. Nice.
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