Author Topic: old poorly executed HDR data converted to something salvageable.  (Read 140 times)

CardBoardBoxProcessor

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Took this in 6/2017. I initially thought it was shitty. Just a quick bracketed shot while walking through the Redwood State park. I didn't even use a tripod. I did a quick edit then and it was totally crappy.  Was looking at old photos last weekend and this one peaked my interest. Now that I know LR automation for HDr is not the answer, and a little practice with luminosity masking and this is the result.


here is a link to the old LR automatic HDR version https://imgur.com/KF0IQiO


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Re: old poorly executed HDR data converted to something salvageable.
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2018, 05:32:32 »
Nice shot.  Agree that the tonalities are more realistic in the new one.  I actually prefer the color scheme (preserving some of the blueness in the shadows) of the first version.  Second version also seems to be showing a bit of mask artifacts along the large green leaves at the upper left. 
Keith B., Santa Monica, CA, USA